It seems everyone is looking for a magic bullet in innovation.
It’s right there in front of you–in fact– it IS you!
Humans are inherently creative and they are always looking for ways to make their jobs easier and more productive. Do the following and GROW!™ You’ll be creating/supporting a culture of innovation without needing a program.
Get out of the way!! Don’t let your ego get in the way. Let people be people and don’t stifle their need to improvise and come up with solutions!
Reward Risk taking and innovative thinking. Nothing helps innovation like knowing that someone has “got your back”
Obstacle removal. You’re trying to do everything at breakneck speed-get the obstacles to success out of the way so you don’t trip! What are the obstacles? Ask your people.
Work and win! Nothing spurs innovation like confronting the problems of the day. Work hard and innovation will percolate.
The same rules apply to individuals as well- apply the acronym to yourself and watch the ideas flow!