Innovation from everyone and everywhere

 

Everyone has a role to play in innovation. Everything benefits from innovation. Idea generation has been democratised by technology and by the empowerment of social media.

In an organisation, everyone has a role to play in getting an idea from testing to implementation.

Innovation never was the province of the lone genius. It took teams, it took time, it took iterations. As IDEO say, “fail fast and fail often”.

An organisation that wants to support innovation has to have a culture, systems and structures that enable innovation to flourish. It has to welcome mistakes and ensure learning is shared.

An individual who wants to innovate can now crowdfund for investment finance, and crowdsource for to get a team organised to support the innovation.