We are very pleased by a new mention of 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators) in a timely Forbes article—this time by contributor Martin Zwilling in 8 Myths That Can Inhibit Innovation In Your Business.
It is indeed a myth that innovation must be driven top down by visionary leaders.
In my book, I discuss the idea that in a global economy with inherent complexities, innovative decision-making must happen down in the organization, but also in concert with senior management’s leadership and vision. Innovation is best led by vision, and it must be encouraged, developed and rewarded. Having a vision is important, but reinforcing that vision with success stories and celebrating it with individuals can make it come alive in implementation.
What has been your experience related to innovation in an organization? Are innovators encouraged to innovate by management? Are innovators rewarded and celebrated? How can you (or your organization) facilitate an innovative culture?