Innovation is a topic we hear a lot about in the workplace, but it’s often misunderstood. Being innovative means more than just coming up with cool things to do. Innovation doesn’t have to be big and different, and it’s not something only geniuses do. Innovation comes as we examine our audience, our service provided, and where we can improve on the value we deliver. Innovation comes as we reflect on our organization’s results. In this episode, listen as Dr. JoAnn Sternke discusses with our host how true creativity and innovation can emerge as we focus on adding value—and how leaders can do this in crisis times.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
How can leaders help foster a spirit of innovation among team members?
What kinds of questions can leaders ask to help bring about innovative solutions?
What should leaders focus on in order to inspire innovation that leads their organization from surviving to thriving amid COVID-19?
Committed People Inspire Innovation
“Innovation doesn’t come from compliant people in the workforce. Innovation comes from committed people in the workforce that will do whatever it takes to provide that needed value. If we can get our people to not just feel compliant—that they’re doing the work—but so committed to doing it well, that innovative spirit flourishes in and of itself.”