At the end of the day, the goal of any company is to make sure its bottom line looks good — staying profitable keeps the doors open, workers employed and executives/investors happy.
Studies show that organizations which emphasize innovation have more engaged employees. Engaged employees are more likely to work toward the good of the company and look for and fix errors that could cost money and stay productive when set to a task.
Of course, being more innovative is easier said than done. One tip often recommended is to get everyone in the company involved. Don’t limit innovation to key execs or the “usual suspects.” Bringing different departments together sparks innovation as people rub elbows with others they don’t normally come in contact with. Some of the most innovative ideas may come from your front-line employees who engage with customers, product or service every day.
Another approach for giving innovation a boost is to involve customers or clients. Some organizations have successfully improved innovation by conducting customer surveys, focus groups and market research to find customer pain points and dissatisfactions.
Innovative organizations are excellent at gathering info from various sectors then turning the data over to leadership for analysis and eventually brainstorming sessions. You never know when the “big idea” will come from something you didn’t pay attention to at the time, so being able to go back and review ideas at a team is very valuable.
Innovation training programs like those offered by Tonex can also help companies get on track with innovation. Innovation training programs are a worthwhile investment of time and energy for many organizations.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Advanced Innovation Training, a 2-day course where participants learn how to develop an innovation strategy that aligns with their organization’s goals.
Other Training categories include:
- Executive Leadership
- Business Intelligence and Business Writing
- Operations Management Training and Change Management
- People Management and Performance Management
- Product and Project Management Training
- Project Management Certification
- Entrepreneurship and Leadership Training
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