Everyone is looking for the next seminal idea or way of doing business that will lead to greatly increased productivity, profitability, and performance in the workplace. Where do these breakthroughs come from, and what can we do to ensure that we can promote, incubate, and identify them for our own line of work? As always, there is no one magical answer. No single way to get from point A to point Z. Here are ten effective ideas that I developed to help you:
1. If inevitable changes in your industry are coming, embrace them, don’t resist them. That is the only long-term choice that an organization can take. If there is a better way to do something, someone will bring it to market – why not you?
Look at all the missed opportunity: the railroad companies didn’t invent the automobile, filmmakers didn’t create videotapes or DVD’s, and telephone companies continue to underestimate the “creatively destructive” nature of the internet. Read the rest of this entry »