The most tempting strategy for most leaders is to do more of what we're already doing and do it better. That same strategy will suffocate even the best innovators if we aren't careful. So how do we protect innovation from process and use process to scale up innovation?
Innovation will never be birthed from a process. It must start with people. To create an innovative organization, you must create an ethos of innovation throughout the entire organization.
We've all heard the story before. A nearly mythical leader (often the founder) creates a phenomenally innovative organization. Following a meteoric rise, they pass the baton on to the next generation of leaders. But then, one day, we wake up and realize the organization is barely a shadow of its former self. What happened?
Training takes time. Promotion-level openings don't become available simply because someone is ready. Change is uncomfortable. These realities make it hard to move employees within your company, which forces them to start looking for work outside of your company. But what if you could substantially extend the shelf-life of your average employee even if you can't give them a promotion?
As humans, we grow up, reach our prime, and then walk the road of wisdom as a simple function of time. In other words, we grow old. However, businesses don't face the same sort of mandatory aging. Instead, your business can, in theory, stay in top form for as long as you'd like. Here's how you and your business can defy the laws of gravity for as long as you (and even your successors) would like!
Every successful company's true values are almost virtually identical. These shared values actually define employee behavior and have more to do with their stage of development than they do their unique identity and how this is ok.
The culture that has given you so much success and brought you so far will, at some point, prevent you from taking your company to the next level. There is an interesting pattern that happens in virtually every successful startup, regardless of their industry.
At Scale Architects, we know the exhaustion leaders face even as their organizations grow. We have seen organizational growth and decline from the front row and even from the trenches. Like you, we’ve wondered why our own organizations weren’t growing faster, and we’ve also wondered what would happen if they did. We’ve been in that …
In this inspirational episode, Dr. Jane Lovas, Owner of Lovas Consulting, shares how she creates a powerful coaching experience that enrolls her clients in the leader’s success, increasing their productivity and innovation while reducing turnover.
You will discover:
- Why you should invite your clients and colleagues into your coaching journey
- 3 things you can do to build a more effective organization
- The counterintuitive approach to boosting your profits
The single greatest challenge that a successful organization faces is maintaining its success. Unfortunately, even in the age of too big to fail, past success is no guarantee of future success. In this article, I'll show you what you can do to not only maintain your success but build on it to ensure your success in the future is greater than that of your past!
In this fascinating episode, Natalie Born, Founder and Chief Disruptor at Innovation Meets Leadership, shares how she has taken the lessons she learned from inside the ".com" boom and bust and used them to build a scalable framework for innovation
- Why you probably need to allow your employees to fail more
- The unfair advantage small companies have when it comes to innovation
- How to move from "Innovative Founder" to a "Highly Innovative Organization"