In a recent Harvard Business Review blog article, Vijay Govindarajan and Jatin Desai that
“Any CEO can tell you that finding ideas is not the always the problem. The real issue is selecting and spreading the best ideas, testing quickly, and executing flawlessly. An ‘innovation engine’ is an organization’s capability to think and invest in long-term opportunities along with the competence to drive continuous innovations for top-line growth each year.”
Fostering innovation and keeping innovators flourishing in your organization takes particular attention to their mindset and desired career growth. There are many ways to foster your own innovation, too. That’s why we have put together this Innovation Hub.
Innovation According to Steve Jobs
According to legendary innovator Steve Jobs, the people in your organization are the key to innovative products and processes, not big budgets. In his words, “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.”
How Valve Software’s Structure Fosters Innovation
It can sometimes be difficult to find effective management tools that showcase your leadership skills. If you are looking for management development innovations to incorporate into your unit or organization, then look no further than Valve Software, a software development company with a unique management vision.
…And Now for the Ten Innovation Takeaways You Need!
Perhaps you’re uncertain about whether you can even come up with a viable solution to the problems you are facing at work. Maybe you’re pretty sure that you’re not going to win the award for workplace innovation this year. But according to an article by Evangelia Chrysikou in the July / August 2012 issue of Scientific American Mind, we can give our brains a little boost. Indeed, “we can all boost our creative potential.”
Neurological research shows that there are indeed practical steps that we can all take towards the goal of increasing our creative thinking skills. Simple concepts such as keeping an open mind and trying new things are ways to get your brain out of a rut. Want to learn more?
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