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Updated by Pam Ross on Jul 13, 2013
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Top 10 ways to improve innovation in business

A collaborative list of ways to improve the culture of innovation in an organization. Please add your thoughts!


Ask "Why?" and "Why Not?:

Ask "Why?" and "Why Not?:

Challenge conventional thinking! When someone says "that's the way we do things", ask why? When someone says "that won't work here", ask why not? Challenge stagnation and catalyze progress!


Encourage mistakes with good intentions

Encourage mistakes with good intentions

When people know they could be disciplined or fired for mistakes, they're not willing to try new things. Give "get out of jail free" cards once per year, remove blame for great ideas that don't work. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take, after all!

10 Steps to Champion Innovation with Hackdays

Whether Creativity resides in your "right" or "left" part of the brain, whether you belong to your company's R&D or Operations Departments, one thing is sure: you can do more to create an environment where your teams can create cool stuff and give your organisation a competitive advantage.

Emotional Transportation by Peter Guber with Keith Ferrazzi

In this video Keith Ferrazzi interviews Peter Guber at the Drucker Business Forum held March 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School, Peter shares wonderful stories of his amazing experiences with F.Castro and his less than diplomatic encounter with the King of Thailand, he shares his insight on emotional transportation to carry people into action.