Saturday, March 12, 2022


The evolution of innovation only exists in the more open environments that create insights, take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way.

In many organizations, innovation is still serendipity. What elements did past civilizations possess that added to innovation? What’re the outlooks for the upcoming innovation journey to build a more advanced society?

 Forward-thinking organizations are eager to build a creative workplace in which people are encouraged to discover who they are and explore better ways to do things. Being innovative is the state of mind and in the business scope, a collaborative effort, to make a significant difference in the overall levels of achieving high performing business results and unlocking the full business potential.

Innovation & practice:
Innovation management can be categorized into idea generation and implementation processes. Practice is always a combination of people and how they are used to doing things. Practice makes it perfect; bringing the importance of the daily pattern of one's personal involvement to do creative activities. Originally, all best practices were industry specific and evidence-based, meaning they were based on data. From an innovation management perspective, the best innovation practice is about how to take tailored innovation approaches or apply better methodologies or the latest technologies to amplify innovation effect across the boundaries to unlock performance.

Not every innovative company uses every best practice. People may disagree as to what best innovation practices are, they generally recognize poor innovation. Not every authority agrees on every best practice. One size doesn't fit all. Markets change and shift, and for each company attempting to deal with these changes, there is a different path to follow and innovate. The best innovation practice has a certain value to produce profitable products/services/business models, but the next practice continues to emerge for innovating the management discipline.

Innovation & unusuality: Innovativeness is about breaking down old ways to do things or conventional wisdom, and make alternative solutions. How to provide those “unusual options” and how to help people make better choices? Practicing unconventional thinking takes a certain psychological and conditional chemistry to break away from thoughts that others have thought about; find more view spots than the rest; perceive things via unusual angles and always see the possibility in the world when most people only see the way that they have been told with ignorance of invisible or intangible things.

Courage, persistence and determination are all great psychological factors to practice unconventional thinking. The beauty of pursuing “unusual options” is about envisioning and enabling, providing customers with choice, and delighting them with personalized solutions. The abundance of knowledge provides the opportunity to re-imagine the new possibilities, think of an innovative way to do things, and it gets really creative on how they orchestrate and implement transformative changes.

Innovation & recognition:
Creativity relates to intelligence, empathy, idealism, etc. Help people recognize when they are being creative; show them what you're expecting from them when you ask them to be "creative." Innovators are often visionaries and pathfinders who can come with a foresight to envision a need that others overlook or ignore, a willingness to forge ahead to satisfy their vision. Innovation leaders reward creativity, not mediocrity; reward new path discovery rather than routine solution; reward learning agility and change, not stagnation, etc., spot and recognize innovators who can rise above the status quo and take on a new set of activities to catalyze innovation.

There are innovators in every profession or industry. A group that puts together a social function to break down old tradition is being creative, a programmer that finds a way around a roadblock is creative; a leader who spends just a few minutes contemplating a fringe solution is creative, etc. Spot innovators based on how they think, intellectual curiosity, the ability to connect the dots. Innovators present creatively disruptive traits, disrupt old ways, and inspire better ways to do things, look for growth, recognition, career opportunities, and learning.

The evolution of innovation only exists in the more open environments that create insights, take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way and leap innovation management to the next level. You have to walk the talk and shape the working environment to inspire the purpose, recognize your innovators, and unleash the creative potential of the organization.


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