How do we address the biggest challenges to innovation?
COVID has not stopped innovation or the funding resources. Organizations now have dedicated departments, programs and institutes that promote entrepreneurship, research and inspired innovative thinking to address industry needs to improve at all levels. Digital transformation or Internet of Things is now becoming a hand-held reality for most products and services. In the palm of our hands sits power of information unimaginable two generations ago.
The catch-all, soft landing 'Innovation Center' is now collaborating with customers, government entities, non profits and occasionally competitors to share resources and knowledge. Innovations may take on any new methods, ideas or products like a new organizational model, method of service delivery, ways of relating to customers, and new approaches to marketing to create a higher functioning organization.
Clarity surrounding a common purpose can transcend title, roles, and even priority, motivating people to work on something important together. Collaborative teams who are employed under the same banner or work together in cohorts create the eco-system. It starts with people and their curiosity to uncover an understanding of the issue and discover the possibilities. The inspiration for innovation may come from multiple sources and maybe some which aren’t so obvious.
Innovation Centers open up to the discussion of matrix or flat organizations where the front line thinking has out weighted, the often-times, hidden controls. In even the most traditional settings, the opportunity for new ideas, tech and innovation, has become more real than ever before. It started with intra-preneurship but today, its become much bigger than that.
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