Last Updated Oct 15, 2008 9:04 PM EDT
Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, has undergone tremendous change since the relatively recent discovery of oil and, in many areas, has had to play catch-up innovation.
One of the interesting challenges for countries and companies around the world is how to keep hold of your culture while embracing new ways and technologies.
Another is do you develop knowledge internally or import expertise? In Abu Dhabi, 70 percent of the population are expatriates, bringing in knowledge, expertise and experience.
What can you do to help your organisation catch-up on innovation?
- Conduct training in developing creativity and innovation
- Hire consultants to diagnose, advise and support innovation initiatives
- Employ a Chief Innovation Officer
- Look for opportunities for joint ventures or collaboration