INNOVATION COMES FROM WITHIN (EXCERPTS)
“Innovation doesn’t need to come in the form of competitions, accelerators, incubators, or labs – it can be fostered internally and rapidly through any and all employees. Although many Fortune 500 companies cite hierarchy, bureaucracy, and internal politics as challenges to garnering innovative ideas from employees, others have figured out how to overcome these issues by shifting employee mindsets to those known to drive entrepreneurial change; almost inevitably, behaviors that drive innovation will follow.”
INNOVATION IS THE CULTURE
Lisa Kay Solomon, an expert in design innovation, helps leaders lead with more creativity, flexibility, and resilience, especially in times of crisis. She encourages investing in a company culture that values innovation as a teachable and learnable discipline for all employees to acquire. That way, everyone in the workplace can be encouraged to share their ideas and solutions confidently. At Ignite we cannot stress enough the importance of operationalizing innovation practices as a way of living and working. Our Innovation Growth Stream (INNO/X) emanates from our belief that innovation practices are integral to all the ways we work.