The big tips
We’re so used to thinking of innovation as a eureka moment that we can be blind to the fact that it’s usually more of a process: you keep doing what you’re good at, but you raise your receptivity to little flashes of inspiration along the way.
Innovation experts Peter Bradd (CEO, The Beanstalk Factory) and Amantha Imber (founder of Inventium) outline a systematic approach to making companies and their employees more ideas-friendly.
Their top tips to kick off the process:
- Explain your corporate vision
- Encourage experimentation
- Appoint a chief entrepreneur
- Have more arguments
Peter Bradd’s company, The Beanstalk Factory, helps large organisations create innovation environments. He uses the broad OECD definition of innovation as the implementation of a new, or an improvement to an existing product, service, process, business model or operational model.
To get that innovation motor humming you need to create a map.