In a recent article, I identified several road blocks to innovation. Unfortunately, I have seen these road blocks stop the development of innovative ideas at many companies. Some of the brightest and most talented business leaders have crashed head-first into these road blocks.
I don’t want to see you make the same mistake. To help you avoid these barriers, I discuss several ways to overcome these road blocks and successfully apply innovation in your business.
1. Stuck in a Rut – Human beings love habit. We love staying on an existing path and sticking to what’s familiar. But, innovation in business is all about breaking habits and changing perspectives. You may have had a success before that you’d like to duplicate. There’s always an impulse to do the same things repeatedly. But when you do this, you can get stuck in a rut. Instead, you want the innovation process to be one of discovery. Constantly try new things and approach the process like a child doing something for the first time.Continue reading