When you think of innovation, you might picture great thinkers or heroes who have driven change throughout history. Albert Einstein. Marie Curie. Rosa Parks. Steve Jobs.
But the ability to innovate isn’t something you’re just born with. It’s a way of thinking, and we believe it can be taught.
Innovation applied to your business is: something that creates value and can make your organization better. Innovation is the method by which companies can stay relevant and create disruption.
Innovation in business can look like:
So how can you encourage innovation? It needs to start with cultural change.
Business leaders understand that innovation is crucial to longevity. And they’re beginning to invest in it. According to a 2016 study by Accenture, 96 percent of executives say their company’s long-term success is dependent on the ability to innovate. And 74 percent have established formal processes to facilitate innovation.
By creating a business culture that encourages and rewards innovation, you can foster the skills needed to create fresh, new value in a time of ever increasing change.
At ViveTeams, we believe that innovation is a necessary extension and part of the healthy team ecosystem and that team culture and innovation form a flywheel that drive each other forward.
Teaching innovation requires a systematic approach to innovation that extends from the C-suite down to day-to-day operations. There is just as much opportunity to innovate in accounting as there is in marketing! To create a culture of innovation you need to take a 360-degree view of ways your company can innovate.
We love Google’s approach to making innovation part of the way their team members think. They create an environment that encourages creative thinking, risk taking, collaboration and more to make innovation “part of the way people think, work and interact every day.”
Developing a culture of innovation and strengthening your team takes time, and starts with your people.
Ready to disrupt your culture? Contact ViveTeams today to get started.