Inconvenient Innovation

Having the ability to be innovative is one thing. Having the time to do it is another. We like the idea of being more creative and organisations are always after more innovative --- just as long as it doesn't create extra work.

Innovation is normally seen as an "initiative" or "project" rather than part of normal day-to-day business.

Just like Al Gore's message in An Inconvenient Truth (that we can do little things every day --- at an individual, organisational, regional and government level --- that will have a positive impact on the environment), spending some time every day on developing your creativity and putting in place systems and attitudes that support innovation will take you a few steps more to success --- however you define it.