Friday, December 19, 2014
why it is difficult to innovate ?
Great article ..
Courtesy Prof Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, US.
Helps to understand what we usually call by innovation, why innovation is not that common and why people are afraid of applying innovation in their work environments.
The author from Uty of Virginia Darden School of Business tells that by removing the fear of failure and looking at failures as learning opportunities,by instilling a culture of "idea meritocracy", an innovation environment can be created in organisations.
Idea meritocracy means ideas are discussed for their merit and not on who raised it. This was considered to be one of the reasons for the success of ISRO as has been mentioned by one of their senior scientists, P. Kunhikrishnan, while giving a talk at Alliance University, Bangalore.
As Prof Hess mentions, humility, empathy and devaluation of the heirarchical rank were critical to making the new culture of innovation to work in an organisation. Creating the right organisational environment, which fosters critical thinking, innovative thinking irrespective of the heirarchy is crucial to success of an innovation programme.
Interesting graphic. Should'nt US be ashamed of itself ? US average C footprint 20 T Rest of the world average 3.29 T ge..
My popular posts over the last month ..
These malayalam proverbs (invaluable diamonds of wisdom) have been collected from eyyal.blogspot.com and other sources on the Intern...
Rajagiri HS Ernakulam, Kerala, in the late 70s, was a great place to do schooling. While at Rajagiri, I had a classmate who used to be...
This article on Synthite ( www.synthite.com ) is basically done from an academic view point. Spices was what enticed the Romans, the Eg...
What a couple gave back to nature and wildlife .. The 300 acre private forest wildlife sanctuary comes up after 25 years of hard work...
It will be 18 months by mid February 2017 since Kochi international airport in Kerala, the third largest in India with a built up space of ...
To who does Jack Ma Alibaba founder give credit to for helping change his outlook on life ? a great example of how mentorship can...
The inter-state traveling public In Bangalore are put to great hardships by the private bus operators who fleece them with high charges dur...
My sister once told me to read the quotes of the day one gets at Forbes.com site as one logs in for the first time on any day. Forb...