December 7, 2020

Phony innovation won’t work

Innovation plus process

The call for innovation is stronger than ever. Have you heard anything like this?

“We must innovate in these times of change because now, more than ever, we need operational excellence!”

Operational excellence is excellent because there is no failure; innovation is about doing things in a new way, so there is an inherent risk of failure. Indeed, one innovation mantra is ‘Fail fast, fix it, and try again’.

The fear of failure usually wins, and people end up doing something a little different that carries minimal risk. True innovation is sacrificed at the altar of fear and change is slow.

Do you want change?

Do you need change?

Where are you playing it safe?

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of old ones.” John Cage

Here is a five-stage innovation process for you.

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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