“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” Steve Jobs
“An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it”— Bill Bernbach, co-founder of Doyle Dane Bernbach
Over the years, being innovative has become a necessary component for developing and achieving success – especially within the workplace. Yet as a Manager, finding the time to be creative can feel, at times, near impossible. However, adopting a more innovative approach doesn’t have to be so disruptive and time consuming. In fact, implementing the smallest change to how the company collaborates with other departments and teams; will immediately switch up the creative thought process running around your business for the better. The future of your employees – and your business – will thank you for it.
The Wall Street Journal article titled, Together We Innovate, addressed the importance of employees working together in an effort to pull new ideas from multiples sources regardless of hierarchy and rank. It states that, “most companies continue to assume that innovation comes from that individual genius, or, at best, small, sequestered teams that vanish from sight and then return with big ideas”. The article argues that in fact “most innovations are created through networks – groups of people working in concert”.
Motivating employees to become more innovative is definitely worth doing. The future of your employees – and your business – will thank you for it. Take a look at our brand new infographic that can help your business become more innovative today.