When starting innovation, the most important aspects are the foundation principles from which the innovation comes. The most important aspect to remember is where innovation comes from - employees. Some companies are “Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner,” but that’s a way to “answer the most vexing innovation and research questions.” I’m talking about simple, straight-forward ways for any leader to implement innovation in any organization.
Bill Fischer contributed an article to Forbes stating, “Most employees don’t believe that they are looked to for innovation. Good ideas are abundant within our workforces, but we don’t invite them in.”
This is a fundamental principle about where to begin to find innovative ideas. There are a few more questions that need to be answered, such as:
All of these issues can be addressed in due time. But first, the question is whether you believe the fundamental principle that Bill Fisher discusses in his article. Before approaching the first step, do you know which direction to go?
Tony Robbins gave a great analogy about strategy. Even if what you are doing is as simple as going to see the sunset. “You can be all excited about seeing a sunset. If you start to run East as hard as you can … you’ve got the wrong strategy.” I’m helping you run toward innovation. It’s toward your employees.