It is difficult to motivate
people when they cannot see which direction the company
leaders are going in.
Success is often more dangerous than
failure because it can
lead to complacency. Complacency is a very dangerous
foe of innovation. It is a key reason why innovative ideas are rejected
outright. Previous victories make people think: 'We are doing well right now so
why do we need to change?Ď
Fear to make a mistake and be blamed or punished is the biggest impediment to
innovation within a
losing organization. There is no open communication that is
critical to ending organizational fear. Front-line employees are afraid to
report problems, so there is no healthy feedback loop that allows an
organization to be continuously improving and innovating.
Lack of Trust
Managers who donít invest trust in their employees will never feel the
reciprocity. If employees have no trust that they can
cannot fully engage in creative spaces.
If people are too busy working on their day job they donít have time
for innovation and donít want to be distracted. They focus on short-term
objectives and donít think about long-term ones. There is no space in their
thinking outside the box,
brainstorms, exploration or
Experimentation and Process
We need to experiment to come out with a process. If you donít allow
experimentation with new ideas, youíll stifle creativity and kill innovation
because great ideas wonít flourish if they donít have
space to grow.