Innovations: A Personal View
- Apr 27, 2021 3:45 pm GMTApr 27, 2021 3:48 pm GMT
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When the boss pronounces “we need to be innovative”, it is easy to interpret that diktat was meant to spur you to invent a better mousetrap, think outside the box, and by the way earn your keep. Yes, it is an overused word. Innovation is a team effort. It is about problem solving, and invariably it takes more than one person. Innovation in a company always requires a champion at a high enough executive level. Her job is not necessarily to be a subject matter expert, but to have a good line of sight as to what the innovation could lead to: a better mousetrap no doubt but also a gut feeling that her staff is up to accomplishing this feat.