Interesting article by Mike Prokopeak about innovation and facilitating change and empowerment


Talent Management Perspectives

Published October 2010

Ready, Set … Innovate

 

  Mike Prokopeak

Innovation sits at the top of most corporate priority lists today. Faced with a challenging business environment, bosses want more creative products, ideas and solutions to remain competitive. But when it comes to making innovation happen, most simply don’t have a clue.

Many employees simply shut down and eventually stop trying to come up with new ideas and products, said Josh Bernoff, co-author of Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers and Transform Your Business. The cause for their lethargy? A lack of tools to make innovation happen and managers who, often despite good intentions, obstruct their ability to develop new ideas.

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