Let’s talk about innovation and creativity, a topic that is on my mind in the lead up to my Re:Think Innovation workshop later this month.
When I talk to business executives, conversations inevitably get on to the topic of innovation. Before they can ask me about innovation, I ask them what they are developing and how they are going about it? They hear an innovation question and respond with a list of what they are doing to foster innovation.
These responses are common and show a clear lack of understanding. There can’t be a formula for innovation. It just doesn’t make sense. Every innovation happens only once. Each innovation exists only once and is brought on by a set of unique circumstances.