Let’s face it – we need a change
We developed habits that made us walk in circles, creating a hole from our routine and digging it deeper every day. At one point it gets so deep that we can only see the walls of it. From that position, investing in any type of innovation efforts will, surely, lead us nowhere.
The only way to spot the light is to rise above the hole and look where we have not looked yet, walk where we have not walked yet. This new perspective will create new opportunities, new ways of doing things. Innovative thinking is trapped in your minds until you set it free until you adopt the culture of innovation in your everyday work.
From changing your routine to refreshing your office with flowers, or learning new skills that will affect your productivity, step by step, you are getting into the mindset of everyday innovations. Such changes will increase your willingness for improvement and certainly affect the way of doing business. The great moments of innovation often happen in the stream of everyday work.
By putting innovation at the center of the business, you will discover a much better way of working — more productive, more responsive, more inclusive and more fun. You can find so many different ways to innovate, not just in products, but also in services, logistics, processes.
When you include innovation in your daily routine, you involve people. Anyone can innovate, but practice shows that no one can really innovate alone. Constantly interacting with people in your company, as well as making worldwide connections will bring new perspectives and ideas to the innovation process, which are sometimes crucial in building one’s innovative organization. Also, bear in mind that ideas don’t always come from experts. Keep your mind open for people from many different backgrounds since very often a good idea comes from the people you least expect.
The mindset of everyday innovation creates a collaborative environment where your team will be capable of making big innovation based on practices they learned while creating the small ones.
Pull the trigger
When you align your mindset, engage the team around you and set the environment, you are creating an organization that becomes actively and continuously supported, encouraged, and contributes toward the implementation of new ideas. An organization skillful to defeat the competition that might and probably will face in the near future.
Everyday innovation doesn’t have to be revolutionary, and the world might not write about it or admire it — but it can lead to that quiet moment when you take a deep breath and say- we did it, we raised a value of our company.
In the world where markets grow more global, open and competitive, and customer expectations are more diverse and demanding, fully committing to innovation is an imperative. Since the need for continuous and sustained innovation has never been greater, every-innovation-day should be celebrated in companies that seek a competitive edge.