Greg Satell recently published the article “We Are At The Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?” which begins by talking about Wharton Professor David Robertson's new book on innovation, The Power of Little Ideas. What piques my enthusiasm is David’s quote, “Disrupt yourself or be disrupted!” Why am I so passionate about this approach? Because it requires internal employees to provide innovations to disrupt the way things are. This is motivation for all the troublemaker employees who want to make things better to voice their opinions and be heard!
Throughout my entire career, I’ve been one of those troublemakers who insisted on proposing ideas to make things better. When I voiced my opinions, one of two scenarios took place:
All three have two common elements ANY leader in ANY company can implement:
All it takes is a little effort to reap the benefits from innovation. Are you ready?