Many organizations spend millions of dollars on sophisticated innovation systems. But many of these systems fail to achieve real results that benefit the organization and its customers.
In our first article, we look at why, in spite of all the work we do on innovation, continuous improvement or quality programs, they fail to deliver real results.
In our second article we look at the power of groups in generating innovative ideas in a workshop environment.
Sometimes a small improvement that is actually achieved, is worth more than revolutionary ideas that never get implemented. Encouraging people to make small continuous improvements in the way they work, is a powerful way to develop a culture of innovation and empowerment. In our third article, we look at how to communicate the concepts of "Creative Fridays" - a practical way to encourage continuous improvements.
In the right culture, anyone can come up with creative ideas, and work on them until they achieve real results. Anyone can be a hero that achieves in spite of obstacles. Our fourth article looks at the friends and enemies of innovation in an organizational culture.
We hope that these articles and tools will stimulate your imagination and help you to help others to be innovative at work.
The Change Designs team