Being an innovative organisation is about cultivating an organisational culture that is dynamic, creative, continuously experimenting and constantly evolving. To accomplish this, you need to convince staff to become involved with contributing suggestions as well as the implementation thereof and to foster a habit of highlighting challenges, identifying root causes and taking effective preventative action. This may sound incredibly simple, yet the majority of organisations either struggle to get it right or think they have got it right, but are frustrated that the results are not living up to their expectations.
How to be an innovative organisation
An insufficient flow of communication between a manager and his individual team members will inhibit the overall team’s performance. We regularly encounter managers who are frustrated with their team members for rather communicating with other individuals and failing to make use of communication channels that they believe are in place and effective. When managers turn to us for assistance to address this behaviour, the first question we believe needs to be asked is why your team members could possibly be choosing not to communicate with you?
Innovator or dream breaker?
Innovator or dream breaker
Probably every little girl, at some point in time, fantasises about being a princess. As the image of a wise and sympathetic queen conjures up in my adult mind, I almost instantaneously straighten my posture and feel a smile come to my face.
If you were to become queen, what kind of queen would you be? Would you behave differently from whom you are today, knowing that you carry the responsibility of the whole world looking up to you every second of the day?
Leadership – Innovator or Dream Breaker?
No matter how much you love what you do, if you have been in the business long enough, at some point in time, you will probably hit a creativity block. The first thing to know is that it is completely normal. Then there are some other things that you can do to help you break through your creativity block: