8 Tips for Spurring Innovation

Steven Johnson is an author credited with the keen ability to examine the intersection of science, technology and personal experience in his work. In 2010, he did the same on stage in his TED Talk: Where Good Ideas Come From. In it, he said, “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” Never has a truer word been spoken. Okay, maybe that’s stretching it; but he’s right.

If you want your people to be innovative, you have to create the right environment, and here are 8 tips to help you out.

Do you want your employees to be more innovative? Yes, of course. Who doesn’t? However, spurring innovative thinking and action is not easy, otherwise everyone would be creating IPhones, Google, and Post-its.

What are some of the ways you spur innovation in your team?

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Carl is a business psychologist and leadership development expert who focuses on the development of high performance leaders. www.leadershipconsulting.com

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