Some of the world’s most creative and amazing innovations come around from what most people believe was chance. But when you look more closely at this, it is actually rarely luck or chance that enables it to happen.
It is nearly always the outcome of a company culture or team that is not only encouraged but sees it as part of their job to continually innovate and create. These companies have a team that views innovation not as a random activity but as the way the company strives ahead of their competition.
One of the greatest innovators of all time and the founder of Apple, Mr Steve Jobs, was famous for saying, “Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea…” What Steve knew many years ago is that teams that continually innovate and create new industries and products and are known as industry leaders, are not blessed with just fortunate luck continually happening over and over again, but by an inner drive and understanding that continual advancement of innovation from all of their team is what will allow the business to grow.
All employees, CEOs and general managers should encourage their teams to constantly innovate and come up with new ideas, new ways of doing things and although this mentality may need to be incentivised, it is an essential, a non-negotiable if you’re wanting your business to be at the forefront of your industry.