In May, Fierce attended the Entrapalooza 2013 conference, and I attended a break out session given by Insyte Consulting. The focus was putting process around innovation. The session pointed out that while many companies love the idea of innovating, they rarely think about it as a process. Innovation is really something that can be systematic, repeatable, and subject to improvement.
I think this is a powerful idea. Innovation takes into account so many aspects of business. It’s about breaking the rules and testing new ideas. Process is all about the minutia, the details, and oftentimes, taking a linear path from point A to point B.
As a leader, marrying these two concepts, innovation and process, together requires some serious skill. You must have conversations that focus on the big and the small, the straight and the curved, the singular and the many. Below are three tips to help you start today.
As a leader, what conversations can you have to start creating an innovation process?