How to Encourage New Ideas and Innovations

Friday 21 June 2019
Bringing Out the Innovations in Your Team Can Be a Struggle. Here’s How to Do It
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Essential learnings:

  • Create autonomy and idea time
  • Test out ideas in low-risk environments
  • Fail fast, learn quickly

New ideas and innovations sets setting successful organisations apart from the competition. With an innovative culture, managers can unlock the potential of their team. Without that culture, employees can become disenfranchised with their day-to-day work, and seek opportunities elsewhere.

In a recent Gallup study of more than 16,500 employees, only 29% of workers strongly agreed that they're expected to be creative or think of new ways to do things at work. Managers should identify opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship where considered change, experimentation and risk can take place. Here are five ways you can encourage new ideas and innovation:

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