creative leader. Communicate the
importance of innovation to your people and
the need for constant change, improvement
Set and communicate an inspiring
strategic intent of your company.
culture of creative
dissatisfaction with the status quo; train
people to think creatively about improvement
and innovation all of the time and see
change as an opportunity.
questioning culture; encourage
‘Why?’ and ‘What if?’ questions
Stimulate innovative thinking. Brainstorm
frequently; promote various techniques for
inventing thinking, creative problem solving
and finding opportunities in problems.
Encourage people to practice innovative
thinking all the time to turn it into a
habit. Кun innovation
Experiment; develop ‘What if?’ scenarios;
give people freedom to fail and restart
again. Play strategic
simulation games such
as “Innovation Football” or “Innovation
Chess” to help people develop their
entrepreneurial creativity and
make it a
Establish clear systems for evaluating,
approving and funding ideas – employees must
know that ideas are welcome and that good
ones will win.
Incentivize innovation and make innovation
fun to energize people, make
them excited about tackling new challenges
and facilitate self-motivation.
Include innovation criteria in the employee
Celebrate innovators: celebrate innovative
efforts, including both successes and
failures; recognize and reward successful innovators.