Saturday, October 23, 2021


You can’t imagine a successful innovation process without its continuous improvement.

The digital era upon us is about innovation with accelerated speed. Without innovation, companies will get stale and become irrelevant due to hypercompetition and frequent disruptions.

 Culture of innovation, like a blender, can mix three important ingredients-focus, passion, and teamwork in a high performance team, put the right innovation elements to nurture a creative environment, incorporating multiple and diverse components such as value, trust, communication, collaboration, simplicity, adaptability, and continuous improvement, etc, to build a highly innovative organization.

Passion: Due to the increasing pace of changes, innovation can happen anywhere across the organization and its ecosystem. Passion is an emotion, which is something that comes from within, enabling determination, fueling imagination and triggering creativity. Imagination flows freely when supported by the fluidity of thought and feeling. Passion can charge up your energy to break through the conditions and kindle imagination.

Passion does play a critical role in creative pursuits and innovative initiatives. If you do not have the passion for what you do, creativity and talent become hard work which in turn disables determination etc. Following the passion also requires a good sense of judgment that you are on the right path to becoming more innovative. A passion with a good positive chain of thoughts followed by innovative activities often brings good outcomes and leapfrogs progress.

Focus: Innovation is a state of mind that focuses on crafting creative ideas and spurring innovation. You need to spend time and energy on setting the right priority and focus on creative activities. Creativity can start on an unconscious level, and then, when ideas start shaping, it is brought into our conscious awareness. Creativity doesn't come automatically. Sometimes you need to think hard as creativity has a quintessential facet with the integration of multiple thought processes; it often happens at the intersection of consciousness and subconsciousness.

Usually, quietness and focus allow you to boost energy, wire up and come up with better ideas. Social interaction or meaningful conversations can also help to generate ideas, if you stay focused and get connected in the right way. Prioritization is critical to force people to be more proactive for driving innovation and focus on innovative problem-solving. To be a proliferate creative type, time management coupled with discipline is a crucial step towards staying focused, developing innovation competency.

Teamwork: Nowadays, innovation is often a teamwork, breaking down silos and being intentional about developing processes that encourage collaboration and enforcing flexibility is crucial to think of alternative solutions from the outside-in lens. It’s about people brainstorming together to reinvent a highly innovative business through collective creativity and effort. Real-time sharing and anticipation, active listening, transparency, and mutual trust are crucial ingredients in building a creative team, generating enriched ideas and innovative solutions.

Innovative team members exhibit complementary mindsets, skills and qualities that make them better able to generate or discover good ideas, being both competent and confident to do something new or different, and not being at the effect of their learning anxiety. Collaboratively, they can build new things based on the business needs, and come up with optimal solutions to delight customers, in order to run a highly innovative organization.

Innovators demonstrate the very characteristics of creativity, curiosity, concentration, and customer-centricity. You can’t imagine a successful innovation process without its continuous improvement. The main challenge organizations face when attempting to digitize and innovate is a cohesive management discipline with the tailored methodology in a consistent manner through which they can implement innovations and develop ideas into fruition.


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