Many businesses are understandably involved in dealing with the immediate challenges they face that day, week, quarter and so on, and with the volatile nature of our economic world that will probably always be the same. So why are some businesses better able to drive innovation?
Having recently devised an Innovation Process for a customer to run alongside a leadership development programme it was interesting to read this article which sums things up really well.
Keep improving the processes that help you improve!
Simple! Well no what about organisational culture? Do leaders value innovation? Do they have the skills to drive it? And the big one can the business afford the time to be innovative? Our experience and this article suggest that in this disruptive world we can't afford not to embrace and drive innovation and yes we need to make it easy for ourselves with a simple process.
In the long game of business, a slow leader will lose to a faster competitor. The fastest competitor will be the one with the greatest sustained acceleration