How to Identify Innovation Killers
Innovation is the key to any company’s success. Whether you’re a staffing and recruiting firm, public relations agency or a start-up business, innovation and innovators are key components of your company. As Dr. John Sullivan on ERE.net states in Identifying Innovation Killers — and the Top 25 “That Will Never Work” Excuses, you need to raise the bar and develop a process that draws “continuous rapid innovation” from every individual and function in the organization.
But how do you do this?
The first step is to identify the innovation killers. You don’t want a company full of “that will never work” employees. One way to identify these “killers” is to look at situations where a vote is taken on a new idea; these individuals will consistently vote against trying new practices.
The second step is to silence these innovation killers. Luckily there are many ways to do this: forbid whining, limit criticism or encourage and reward individuals who identify ways to work around potential problems instead of complaining about these problems.
And lastly, be able to recognize innovation killing excuses, which are listed in this article.
Whether you’re implementing a new product, strategy or website, make sure to identify innovation breeders to be on your team, not the innovation killers.