Paul Misener VP of Global Innovation Policy & Communications at Amazon states in a recent presentation, “Sustained innovation must be purposeful, both in mission and in process.”
Most leaders realize they work for a company nowhere near the size of Amazon. From this statement, you might ask:
The truth is that any company of any size can implement innovation processes within days.
There are many reasons to implement innovation. Innovation can:
What steps can any leader take to implement innovation (regardless of company size and resources)?
Few companies are the size of Amazon with the visionary leadership of Jeff Bezos. What about innovation for the average corporation looking for an advantage? Fast Company published an article in 2008 that states,
A. G. Lafley - the Jack Welch of the 21st century, has a book, "How Every Leader Can Drive Everyday Innovation". Any leader or manager can ask ordinary employees to help innovate. Any leader at any level can ask employees to share ideas. It doesn't take a huge budget or a visionary to tell your people you care about what they think and to ask for their input. Innovation does not require implementing company wide processes to start reaping the benefits of employees’ ideas. It can start by training your leaders to ask for ideas.
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