Your Innovation Problem Is Really a Leadership Problem | Business Innovation Ideas | Scoop.it
Executives must match rhetoric with personal involvement and investment.

 

Any executive that doesn't make innovation a strategic priority, ensure there is ample investment in it, and approach the problem strategically is committing corporate malfeasance.

 

Further, leaders can't just set the context and hope that innovation happens. Innovation is enough of an unnatural act in most companies (which were built to scale yesterday's business model, not discover tomorrow's) that it requires the day-by-day attention of the company's top leadership team or it simply won't stick.

 

Critically, leaders have to figure out how to manage two distinct operating systems: one that minimizes mistakes and maximizes productivity in today's business versus one that encourages experimentation and maximizes learning in tomorrow's business. It isn't either/or. It is both/and.


Via The Learning Factor