Innovation doesn’t come from a single individual coming up with a creative idea — it comes from fixing something that’s broken and encouraging employees to test ideas and challenge each other. Bringing together different perspectives is crucial, and you simply can’t have that without a full team of people working together to solve a problem.
An organization looking to enable innovation must satisfy these requirements:
- create a culture of innovation that gives employees permission to challenge the norm
- encourages a workplace that isn’t afraid to embrace conflict, and
- build the infrastructure to make space for their ideas.