Innovation is the only way to move forward. Innovation is the key to the future and the kind of future that we would have. We are here today owing to evolution, which is natural, and innovation which is purely manmade.
The most prominent factors that go into increasing your business innovation and the benefits of getting creative to drive real business results.
Innovation is not always about doing something that would change the whole world. At times, innovation is as simple as coming up with a modified marketing strategy that takes the company from brink of losses to profit. Innovation can be a simple step in customer service that prevents a dozen odd clients from cancelling your contracts. Innovation can be simple, it can be expansive, it can be beneficial only for the innovator or good for all and sundry. The nature and scope of innovation can be very varied. But the primary question is how to be an innovator.
While we all are innately or naturally creative, not many can actually harness that natural penchant for creativity into something more worthwhile. To become an innovator, you need a personal roadmap. If you suddenly come across an idea that you think is worth a million dollars and you happen to come up with the plan of action to monetize it then you are lucky. Most innovators are not that lucky and they have to toil quite hard for quite some time before they can strike gold.
The key to innovation is insight. You need an idea. It may be a thought, a dream, a concept or a well chalked out design for a product, service or an enterprise in its entirety. When you do have such an insight, thought, dream or concept, you need to develop that into an actionable idea. You need to move beyond the dream world and transcend that idea into the real world. Unless the idea is actionable and something tangible can come out of it, you are merely toying with a concept that has no realistic utility.
To become an innovator, you need to be curious. You should never stop learning, exploring, experimenting and questioning. Expertise and an urge to explore the unknown are the providers of foundation of innovation. You cannot innovate something unless you are curious and unless you learn enough to take that concept or idea forward. You need to look forward and explore everything that is possible, according to your abilities.
In Design A Personal Innovation Plan, you would get a guide that can help you to embark on a path to innovate.