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There is no one secret that is going to help a business with their innovative process, but by reading a collection of smart ways that other companies are driving innovation you can gather insights ...

There is no one secret that is going to help a business with their innovative process, but by reading a collection of smart ways that other companies are driving innovation you can gather insights that will lead you to developing your own innovation process that works with your situation.

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Twelve smart ways to drive innovation from the top – part 1 Twelve smart ways to drive innovation from the top – part 1 Presentation Transcript

  • TWELVE SMART WAYS TODRIVE INNOVATION FROMTHE TOP – PART 1For additional information about Innovationplease visit www.InnovationGrow.com
  • www.InnovationGrow.comThere is no one secret that is going to help a business with theirinnovative process, but by reading a collection of smart ways that othercompanies are driving innovation you can gather insights that will leadyou to developing your own innovation process that works with yoursituation.Here are six of the twelve smart ways to drive innovation.2
  • www.InnovationGrow.comALLOW YOUR COMPANY TO ADAPT TO CHANGETHROUGH SPONTANEITYCreating a rigid innovation process is a great way to dry up the creativityof your team.Instead take time to keep the workflow, and iterate as needed, butchange the environment and working conditions so that your team feelsinspired and can innovate at their creative peak.Take their input on how to increase the creativity and allow themenough freedom to generate your blockbuster ideas.3
  • www.InnovationGrow.comDON’T MICROMANAGE FOR INNOVATIONHiring great people that are responsible and then letting them work is agreat way to inspire creativity and innovation.Make a framework that is flexible, set expectations, and then just letthe creative and talented individuals free to do their jobs.4
  • www.InnovationGrow.comBUDGET FOR INNOVATION AND TESTINGBy setting an innovation budget you are giving your team the resourcesthat it needs to test and implement ideas, which could lead to largerdevelopments.The budget does not, and probably shouldn’t, be very large but even afew hundred dollars a month can allow your team to test and prototypeseveral innovative ideas.5
  • www.InnovationGrow.comINNOVATION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITYYou don’t need a special department for innovation, but you canleverage your entire staff to get creative and think innovatively.With good rewards such as time off, bonuses, or simple accolades, youcan encourage this behavior and form an innovative culture that isteeming with creativity.Foster a culture that is open and willing to accept, collect, and rewardideas from all team members.6
  • www.InnovationGrow.comCONNECT YOUR TEAM TO THE WORLDInnovation is driven by inspiration and creativity and one of the bestways to increase these is through exposure to new ideas, people, work,places, and things.By engaging with the community, industry, and even your competitionyou are able to leverage the creative power at an exponential level,which will increase the effectiveness of your innovation process.7
  • www.InnovationGrow.comKEEP TIME FOR CORE BUSINESSIn life and business balance is the key. It is important to make sure thatyou are not focusing all of your time, resources, and attention, on theinnovation process to the determent of your core business functions.Carving out a defined schedule that balances maintenance andexpansion with innovation and creativity will give you the best results.8
  • GROWING BUSINESS WITH INNOVATIONFor additional information about Business Innovationplease visit www.InnovationGrow.com