Last week, I did my best Jack Nicholson/Col. Jessup imitation to get you thinking about why you don’t have as much innovation in your team or organization as you wish. (You can read it here — but the short answer is that the challenge starts with you.) At the end of that article, I promised to give you some ways to support innovation in your organization this week.
So let’s get to it.
One of the best ways you can support innovation on your team is to remove the barriers (other than yourself — that was last week’s point) that keep people from innovating. Here is a short list of the barriers that you need to be aware of, before you can remove them.
The facade of complacency. If we think things are “fine” or we are the “industry leader” why do we need to innovate? Complacency removes the drive or reason to innovate at all.
The fear of no. Have you ever offered an idea to anyone and had them tell you that the idea ...(register to read more)