This Businessweek image featuring Motiv President and CEO Jeneanne Rae recently resurfaced at our office:
In just 3 points, Jeneanne defines the pieces that must fall into place in order for innovation to take root within any organization.
1. Drive innovation from the top
The company leaders have to be the ones pushing for innovation by creating a culture that accepts failure and promotes learning through experimentation.
2. Forget the gadgets
The best innovations center around solving customer problems.
3. Set up new systems
Develop the infrastructure for innovation by using trusted partners to help visualize and test scenarios.
Although superficially easy, implementing innovative processes at any level is a notoriously tricky endeavor and requires a brave and deep commitment to organizational change. As always, things are easier said than done, but knowing the steps to success is a critical step of any transformative journey.
Image: Bloomberg Businessweek
About Joy Thomas
Joy is a strategist for Motiv and spearheads business development and marketing efforts in addition to supporting client engagements.