Becoming a truly innovative culture is a long and arduous process. No silver bullet exists, and the process is fraught with obstacles. Some actions can help:
• Leadership Priority. Leaders must make innovation a priority for the organization. They talk about it, send out articles, hold ideation sessions, and provide resources for it.
• Innovative Attitude. Leaders can create a culture where risking is honored and mistakes are learned from, not punished. This type of attitude must pervade management actions and communication.
• Action Learning Groups and Round Tables. Innovation takes high levels of collaboration. Leadership can mandate creation of such groups. These groups can be coached or trained to ...