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Five Ways To Kickstart Innovation And Build It Into Your Company Culture

Creating a culture of innovation is flat-out hard work. What makes it hard work is that you have to be, in essence,  focused on serendipity .  The juxtaposition of “focus” and “serendipity” is paradoxical, and tricky to maintain as a frame of mind personally and in an organization. Even though it’s hard work, it’s not exceptionally complicated, but you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. When it comes to a culture of innovation, consultants and thought leaders have a way of adding more complication than clarity. Here, I hope to be an exception, with the following list of ways to break this down so you can get to work. 1. Honor Thy Accidents.   While it’s great to hit what you aim for, to make the metaphorical slam dunk, success comes at least as often from responding well when your efforts land you somewhere other than your intended target. If that “somewhere else” is embraced by the public in a way that has commercial value, please stop thinking of it as an accident, somethi

The 4 Keys Of Remarkable Company Culture

Culture. It’s a buzzword being thrown around by business leaders quite a bit right now. And while everyone is talking about it, nobody seems to know what it really is. Ever notice how some teams seem to function better than others no matter who is on the team? I’ve been paying attention to culture more and more, and I have come to believe that it is the most important factor in a company’s productivity, talent acquisition and retention, and even its viability. In a world where the war for talent is scaling up on a daily basis,  building a healthy company culture can be the difference between getting by and getting ahead. I’ve studied thousands of teams and company cultures and have noticed some common denominators among the best. Take note of these and develop them within your company. The dividends will be bigger than you think. 1. Purpose Where there is no vision, the people perish. That’s what the scriptures say, and it couldn’t be more true in today’s busine