You cannot expect yourself to drive innovation at the workplace without having a firm grasp on the elementary facts about business. It's hard to keep up with the development of each and every industry but fortunately, there are some trends which hold true for every single line of business. Here are top 5 tendencies predicted to rule the business scene in 2016 and bound to impact innovators in all sectors.
When it comes to the culture of innovation, it’s not only the huge multi-national companies that can afford to have it. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that no company, whatever the size, can afford not to put innovation first.
Innovation is the way that you come up with groundbreaking ideas that bounce your business to the head of the queue. iPhone? Definitely innovation. Dyson vacuum cleaner? Definitely innovation.
Contemporary marketing no longer leaves room for copycats. The only way to stay at the top of the pack is to deliver real value to your consumers through business innovation. Whether you’re a multinational or a growing startup, imitating your competitors is not only unsustainable, it’s detrimental to your business. Today, companies and consumers only want to involve themselves with innovators. It’s all about the next big idea. So, what does your business have to do to stay ahead?
What if you could save yourself lots of time researching topics and creating mind maps? It doesn’t take long to pull a mind map together but when you are busy, every moment matters and automating some of the research tasks can give you a head start on creating your final document. You can do this: artificial intelligence (AI) is a growing business tool that will start you off in the right direction.
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So you must have seen by now the famous TED talk by education guru Sir Ken Robinsons. If not, watch it.
In this talk, he has a shocking example of how school kills creativity. The story is about a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. The girl hardly ever paid attention, but now she did. The teacher was fascinated and went over to her and said:
Are you ready to innovate?
Innovation is one of the easiest ways to discover new opportunities that can help you gain traction, both online and offline. Did you know that being in a small business does not mean you should remain small? In fact, you can do bigger things not only for your own benefit, but for the benefit of others too.
"There’s something happening and you don’t know what it is", is a line from a Bob Dylan song. When speaking about innovation, we better rephrase it: "something’s happening and we do know what it is." It is disruption. In almost any market segment.
Do you want to be more innovative? Innovation is essentially the process of making changes to the current status quo by introducing new products, ideas or ways of working. And to come up with new ideas you need to be creative.
Fostering an environment where your team can be creative will help you tap into innovative ideas. Supportive, creative workplaces are hot houses for innovation. So if you want to make sure your company is at the front of the pack, get creative. Here are some tips for supporting innovation in your team.
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