“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.”
A MIX OF MINDSETS!
Erica Dhawan echoes what we’ve been emphasizing in Ignite’s Innovation Growth Stream (INNO/X) – that innovation is driven by practices operationalized as a way of life and integrated into the way we work. Building a mindset of continuous habits, a mindset of collaborative behavior, and a mindset of working in new and unusual ways, are good baby steps toward improving a company through a culture of constant innovation and growth.