Last Updated May 6, 2010 11:31 AM EDT
"Those in positions of authority have been taught to think that it's their job to come up with the big idea -- but sustained innovation comes when everyone has an opportunity to demonstrate a 'slice of genius'.... Breakthroughs come when seemingly ordinary people make extraordinary contributions."Here's the key question. What are the capabilities that you as a manager must instill in your organization to create sustainable, team driven innovation?
The first step, Hill says, is building a community around innovation, with a common purpose, values and rules of engagement. The next step is baking in three organizational capabilities:
- Creative abrasion. This is the ability to generate ideas through intellectual discourse and debate.
- Creative agility. The ability to test and refine ideas through quick pursuit.
- Creative resolution. Hill terms this the ability to make decisions in an integrative manner.