Monday, December 20, 2021


Innovation can happen anywhere across the organization and its ecosystem, it’s critical to connect the right dots, identify hot spots for innovation.

Innovation is the means to end by transforming fresh ideas to achieve their business value. It is important to think when talking about innovation, not purely about technological advancements or breakthroughs, there are different propositions, approaches to solve a problem or achieve a well-set business vision. 

The traditional hierarchical lines will phase out and a collective of business partners, customers will emerge working collaboratively to co-solve complex problems innovatively. It’s important to connect relevant dots, amplify innovation effects and improve business innovation competency.

Innovation & leadership: Statistically innovation has a very low success rate. Lack of effective leadership is one of the root causes of innovation failure. Leadership is complex and situational and there are numerous variables that need to be weighed in assessing innovation leadership effectiveness. Therefore, it is imperative that "leadership" should be re-imagined, explored, understood and embraced for it to be of any value. Innovation leaders face a complex reality today; they must be at the right moment, with a deplorable mind to catch great opportunities. On one hand, innovation leaders build the organization towards an innovative working climate by encouraging creativity and free-thinking; on the other hand, innovative leaders should skillfully focus on the business goals and navigate innovation in the right direction. Innovative leadership is in a strong demand to bridge cognitive gaps, amplify collective creativity, inspire the culture of learning, and accelerate the speed of innovation.

Leadership is dynamic, innovative, and progressive, becoming more open, interdisciplinary, and collaborative. Innovation leaders are more like innovators themselves, they can both make plans and think out of the box; see things differently, do things in alternative way; they are willing to listen to employees, be able to not only ask the right questions, but also understand the context in order to deal with multithreaded changes and over complex problems. They are able to find creative ways to tackle innovation potential hidden in an enterprise and provide the necessary tools to drive innovation and define the right set of measures to evaluate innovation initiatives.

Innovation & psychological fit: 
Being innovative is a state of mind. The big mind with cognitive abilities creates the non-rival idea and surely isn't narrow! There is a full cycle of emotions behind innovation. Creativity represents internal cognizance, an emotionally undermined psychological process facilitates to behave innovatively. Joy, pain, love, or anger, different kinds of emotions are involved to truly become innovative. People need psychological fit to deal with creative tensions, thought-provoking arguments or debates, and emotional excellence to make wise decisions and focus on creative problem-solving.

Innovativeness is a mindset that requires commitment from the very top of an organization all the way to the bottom without exception. People with cognitive creativity and psychological fit can have better risk tolerance, take an innovation adventure courageously and show resilience to fail forward with confidence. Innovation is intensive nowadays, we need to pursue a focused approach. People with cognitive fit are able to learn from past experience, aiming to bridge the ingenuity gap for generating fresh ideas all the time, identifying patterns, and connecting dots freely to spur creativity.

Innovation & globalism:
Companies don’t exist in silos but within systems, especially global ones. Being global is about crossing not just borders but also cultural divides between organizations or nations. While there are many components of globalism, one of the most important ones is the ability to envision, adapt, exemplify, and influence change. Innovation is the most wanted change. Being global means you expand the horizon, develop cultural cognition, and have further dots to connect for spurring innovation. True cultural empathy springs from personality, early nurturing, curiosity, and appreciation of diversity of thoughts and spur confluent ideas smoothly.

It takes world-class insight that can connect global dots to both inspire and nurture the evolution of businesses that walk the talk when it comes to innovation. Irrespective of where you are from, being a global innovator means you need to share your profound viewpoint about culture/value perspective, shape the well-blended insight and foresight from a global lens, knowing how to collaborate with stakeholders of all stripes, being able to facilitate and orchestrate global-based conversations to brainstorm ideas and co-solve common problems innovatively.

Innovation can happen anywhere across the organization and its ecosystem, it’s critical to connect the right dots, identify hot spots for innovation. A leading organization with innovation competency can handle innovation streams for different goals and time frames, create new value, even become a game changer, position a strong business brand, and reach the next level of organizational maturity.


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