Innovative thoughts are pervasive and can come and go in an instant. When that idea occurs, are you and your organization prepared?
Innovation is NOT a tangible product that comes out of the end of an assembly line. According to the dictionary, Innovation is “An Act or Process of inventing or introducing something NEW and, usually starts with an idea”. That thought, along with the appropriate action steps to bring it to fruition, will often lead to products and services that exceed organizational goals!
The process of innovation is not new. Business leaders have historically relied on innovative and creative thought to stay ahead of emerging trends. At that time, innovation was perceived as a specialty to marketing and business analytics. Organizational leaders would often sit aside a few hours or a weekend to purposely strategize the future and try to come up with ways to modify and energize existing organizational goals. This process, that was done once or twice a year, has now become a Continual Procedure to be carried on throughout the organization and expected to influence every business action in a timely and productive manner.
The acknowledgement and movement to continuous innovation should be patterned by ALL employees as engaged participants, and is critical to the continued success of any business venture.
Louis Pasteur, the noted French chemist once said, “Chance only favors the prepared mind”. In today’s environment, perhaps we should paraphrase Pasteur’s comment to be plural… prepared minds!
Organizations can no longer make decisions regarding their future based on historical data. They too, like scientist, working as individuals and in groups, must continually look at the current available data to determine their path to organizational goals. Innovational thought favors a work environment that allows continual progression from creative thought to tangible action and outcomes!
Today’s planned environment should be conducive to the uninterrupted interactive and collaborative movements of its occupants. As a result, the path from Innovation to Fruition will be greatly enhanced …furthering the timely accomplishment of business objectives.