There are countless stories of ideas gone wrong. “Why didn’t we think of that?” “Oh, we didn’t see that coming!”. “Oh really? You already do that?
Before the innovation process can even begin, it’s important to know exactly where we are and what ingredients we already might have to solve problems. Making assumptions about a situation can be troublesome for multiple reasons. Making assumptions early can complete bring innovation to a grinding halt.
Much of the reason things don’t go well, is because they don’t start off well. Like a golf ball that starts a single foot off course in the first few feet of the drive, that same golf ball will be hundreds of feet of course by the time it’s finished. Innovation works much the same way. Starting off properly, with a clean slate, no assumptions and a process can do wonders for the success of a project.
When people assume they know all the information about the problem, or even worse, they know what the problem is, the creativity process required in developing innovative solutions is often dead in the water. At that point it’s not a process at all. It’s just a lesson in hope.
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