Posts Tagged ‘Idea Factory’

Innovation and the small business

Posted: July 20, 2010 by vikmuse in Idea Factory
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Why do businesses innovate, and what is the big deal about innovation anyway? I mean, isn’t it just a case of taking apart an invention and tweak it to make it more appealing and saleable? Sounds like a sure fire winner to me, and just the ticket for anyone out there sharp enough to see the potential of a new invention. And, there lies the rub – the ability to see the potential. (more…)

“Companies are actually living organisms, not machines. We keep bringing in mechanics, when what we need are gardeners.” ~ Peter Senge

Sustainable innovation, the endless effort to find a better way, cannot be achieved by robotically lining up best practices and imitating them. The real catalyzing agent for renewable innovation is the ground from which these best practices spring — the confluence of purpose, people, and processes better known as culture.

From where will the next wave of groundbreaking innovation come? Not from organizations mechanically mimicking each other’s best practices, but from organizations with the authentic commitment to take their stand on ground that has been cultivated for breakthrough.

Do you have it in you? Do you live, breathe, and think this culture? Take this survey to find out.