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4/12/2009

Ingredients for Culture of Innovation

Thanks to Stephen for highly this great article. I *heart* it… a lot. In fact, so much so that I’m sharing it again here.

A DOZEN INGREDIENTS FOR A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

The Ingredients:
1. Top Management Buy-In
2. Trust
3. Priority of Innovation (Often Confused with Time)
4. Freedom to Take Action
5. Freedom to Make Mistakes
6. Rewarding Rather than Stifling Creative Thinking
7. Collaboration Tools
8. Places and Opportunities to Talk
9. Places and Opportunities to Work in Isolation
10. Access to Information
11. Transparency
12. Humor

Read the full article, there’s lots of good food for thought.

1 comment:

Cat said...

A lot of people give lip service to the idea of "freedom to make mistakes" but I propose that, even more than just "freedom" you really need "rewards" for taking enough risks that you make mistakes. I know, it seems counter-intuitive, but rewards for mistakes could actually be a good thing.