These are the three broad types of questions I get asked most frequently by innovators and that you might wish to dedicate time to researching:
- TRENDS – What is happening? What new trends are emerging? What could the next big thing be?
- PROCESSES – How can I make the most of that trend? How can I implement it? How can I make the transition that is needed?
- ATTITUDE – What is the best attitude to manage the uncertainty, opportunities, new interactive structures?
Specially as “there is no time” it is vital to create the time (a weekly moment? the Monday meeting? …) when you stop to research all three areas.
Interestingly it is the third area (attitude) that is most important to either success or failure of innovation. It is also one of the least addressed.
Understanding how to substitute fear, stress, anxiety, uncertainty … in your team, with curiosity, open exploration, trust in each other, positive feedback, developing adaptability … just some of the fundamental traits that CAN be added / developed in the people of your team and in yourself.
Without these, your best processes and innovation will never work at its full potential.