Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Rapid Innovation - How to grow your business

Rapid Innovation - How to grow your business: "(Article on Future of Innovation by Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change Ltd, and advisor to many multinationals on innovation, change management, trend spotting and related issues. Also below: INNOVATION FORUM structure, lectures and videos on Innovation)

Here is a strange paradox: many CEOs complain about lack of innovation, but their own workers often say their leaders are hostile to new ideas. That’s why I find innovation workshops are often so electrifying, as they unleash all this frustrated creative power.

The first thing to do is change your culture. For example, always reward those whose ideas are used, honour them publicly, give them ongoing profile, show them why their innovation has made such a difference, and before long you are likely to see more innovations."