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Innovation process is not a checklist

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Innovation is what every company aims to practice to keep up with the fast pace the pandemic set over the last two years. While having an innovation program set up is a standard business strategy, many organizations have difficulties getting everyone involved and engaged outside of just ticking boxes. What would the ideal innovation strategy look like? In this episode, I discuss common mistakes companies make when starting an innovation strategy. I explain the need to have a checklist when making decisions and the importance of not just settling with ticking boxes. I share why some systems can appear intimidating to users and why some strategies don't engage people. I also describe how to best assess the qualities of the innovations made.

"It's one thing to look at a checklist of 30 items and say we've done them all and a different thing to review key outputs of those 30 items." - Paul Heller

 

This week on Innovation Talks:

  • A challenge I see organizations make when trying to innovate
  • The benefits of having checklist items in your decision-making
  • Why a system can be daunting to its users
  • Assessing the quality of work through a decision-making process
  • Establishing a system that has value for the users outside of just ticking boxes

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