Up from the Hub archives. Originally published 2007
Getting innovation 'done' in large organizations is a nightmare. Here, Hub member Marion Janner points out how local 'ingenuity' can be harnessed. I like 'ingenuity' rather than 'innnovation', as a whole industry has grown up around large company 'innovation', with processes. rules, procedures etc. All of which might be necessary, but, which snuff out many locally-developed ideas or practices in the process. Let people experiment. See what happens.
If the space below is blank, it may take a minute for the embedded video to load from YouTube. It's a clip on how to lead for innovation, creativity...and mistakes! Leaders frown on mistakes and failure. Fear of making mistakes or failing then freezes creativity, as people stay within their comfort zone and don't take chances. Here's a partial antidote (if you are reading this within Phil Dourado's 'My Page', click on 'read full post' or whatever the link below says, to get to the video blog clip:
by Jim Taggart
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