Delivering Innovation

I believe innovation is derived from collaboration and that genius comes from a group - not an individual. As organizations become more mature they become very process oriented. This allows people to become complacent and less innovative. In short, innovation burns more calories then just following process. To be innovative you must talk to others, think outside the box, and go over and above. Managers must take steps to keep the blinders away from their staff and encourage collaboration. Developing a puzzle solving culture where stand up meetings are the norm will keep new ideas flowing and will provide insight that many firms never understand.