July 02, 2013 by Bruce Jones, Programming Director, Disney Institute
"Every business is Kodak," says Luke Williams, a professor of innovation at NYU Stern School of business and author of Disrupt. Put another way, every business is likely to fail if they lack the ability to sustain innovation.
Williams compares innovation to sticking your hand into a cars engine while its still running — its difficult to influence change when all the parts are in constant motion, "But thats what disruptive innovation is."
So how do you take your organization in a new direction? Here are thoughts from some of the most innovative business minds:
- "You can do something new that hasnt been done before, or you can do something thats been done before and do it in a new way." @Vivek
With innovation & customer service, trust your instincts. Sometimes the manual is only there to be thrown out!" @RichardBranson
- "[Leaders] must "force strategic introspection on a regular basis. The goal is to consistently carve out unstructured creative time."
- "Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how weve been thinking about a problem." - Steve Jobs
Do you agree with these thoughts? What do you believe is the biggest driver of innovation?
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Posted in Creativity & Innovation
Tagged Collaborative Culture, Team Building, Communication Skills, Cross-Functional Collaboration