Ways to develop a Culture of Innovation Many organisations strive for a competitive edge, an advantage over their competitors to help ensure their sustainability. Innovation is one such way, but for too long many organisations have concentrated on developing product and ignored the possibilities of innovation as a culture. Having an innovative friendly culture can harness the innovative and creative capacities of the entire workforce (and your customers and suppliers) to your advantage. But it … [Read more...] about 33 Ways to develop an Innovative Culture in your org.
Bullying at work on the increase Or so the reports and surveys tell us. What we do know is that where bullying exists, trust does not. We also know that innovation requires openness and trust. So what do we really have in our organisations - innovation OR bullying? Are you being bullied at work – or are you a work place bully? As employers we have a responsibility to our employees, customers and suppliers for them to be respected and not bullied in any way. To deliver on that … [Read more...] about Bullying at work, recognising it & its impact on innovation
Jacqueline Byrd looks at our capacity to innovate. Dr. Jacqueline Byrd--the brains behind the CREATRIX Assessment explores Creativity, Risk Taking and Innovation-- What do they all have in common? How do you assess them? How does understanding your own creativity and risk taking help you in your every day life? What gets in the way of businesses being creative and taking risks? Why is a simple exercise like introducing yourself in a new way so difficult--what does that … [Read more...] about The Capacity to innovate
Innovation starts with your people. Every individual has the capacity to innovate. Every single one of us that the capacity to be more innovative that we are at the moment. We can all increase our innovative capacity. Jacqueline Byrd looks at our capacity to innovate. Dr. Jacqueline Byrd–the brains behind the CREATRIX Assessment explores Creativity, Risk Taking and Innovation– What do they all have in common? How do you assess them? How does understanding your own creativity … [Read more...] about Creativity, Risk Taking and Innovation— Innovation doesn’t happen without people!
Innovation means so many things to so many people, so first we need to have a common understanding of what innovation is. Dr Richard Byrd from the University of Minnesota in the 1960s and 70s undertook some interesting work (see A Personal Guide to Risk Taking Richard E Byrd, AMACOM 1974), which has been further developed by Dr Jacqueline Byrd from a tool that looks at the innovation capacity of individuals to that of teams and organisations (see The Innovation Equation - Byrd & Brown, … [Read more...] about Innovation Index – measuring the unmeasurable or re-inventing the wheel?
Innovation the missed management element? While looking at some references for a post on objectives and objective setting, I discovered an interesting entry by Drucker in his seminal work "The Practice Of Management". In my version (p53 1963 Mercury books ) Drucker identifies eight areas for an organisation to have strategic objectives (in this order): Market standing Innovation Productivity Physical & financial resources Profitability Manager performance & … [Read more...] about Innovation – new or coming of time?