Dec 182012
 

 

Innov­a­tion — it’s a good thing, right? Of course! Every organ­isa­tion wants it. It’s essen­tial for sur­vival, let alone growth. Lead­ers live or die by it. It’s what brings success…

Ok, so why are most organ­isa­tions rub­bish at it?

Could it due to the ‘dark side’ of innov­a­tion and cre­ativ­ity. The side that’s rarely men­tioned. Because it’s all about fail­ure, uncer­tainty, change, risk.Mask / Innovation

When you do genu­inely new things you’re likely to make mis­takes, look fool­ish, get ostra­cised, be laughed at, ignored, and ridiculed.

And there’s no guar­an­tee you’ll go through all that and come out the other side bask­ing in the spot­light of glory. That’s what risk means.

Not so appealing.

People know this.

Organ­isa­tions know this.

Lead­ers know this.

Is it any sur­prise that most choose to keep their heads down, to stay with the status quo?

Those that talk about the tricky bits get over them.  And get on with the innovation.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,

then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

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  • geekG

    People termed as entre­pren­eurs are crazy shit, who take repeated risks.. And they make the world bet­ter place. And for­tu­nately, we have lean way to doing some innovation…