Build A Collaborative Team To Solve Innovative Problems
Stagnation in any company can be detrimental to growth and success. It is great to find out what works and do it well, but the truth of the matter is that repetition of the same product or service will eventually lead to its failure.
As a result, companies understand the value of continuously improving what they offer but have difficulties implementing an effective program.
Getting employees to look ahead at possible problems and finding solutions rather than scrambling to solve what is in the present is a struggle. There is value to solving an unexpected problem on a whim.
However, what is happening more often is that employees aren’t anticipating problems and figuring out proactively how to solve them. This leaves organizations constantly playing catch-up instead of being ahead of the competition.
Change is necessary and inevitable, there must be deliberate behavior and thinking implemented for innovation to thrive. Looking at both short and long term goals, involving the right people to execute problem finding and solutions over a steady period of time is key. When implemented properly, a culture of innovation can be established and maintained.
Competitive organizations value a culture that is efficient, adaptable, and flexible. They see the need to constantly evolve and provide the infrastructure for employees to anticipate and solve short-term problems while generating long-term opportunities.
CLICK HERE for a podcast from Basadur Innovation Talks, as told by Min Basadur, for a story that highlights the importance for organizations to have continuous improvement.