Chances are you're doing! Innovation is regarded as a "soft" science, difficult to measure and difficult to define. Other business activities such as purchasing, finance and production are easier to define and seem much more confirmed and "casting". Shopping, finance and manufacturing are recognized business technology with hierarchy and responsibility. When we talk about innovation, measurements, metrics and actions are not obvious. Few companies have an "innovation department" and even less measure of innovation or systems and processes to support innovation.
Therefore, people are so important in innovative initiatives. Much of the innovation's innovation is at the fuzzy front end, as there are no clear stages or metals, and traditional trading systems can not give much value. It is this ambiguity that is treated so well by people. In business as in life there are important things to boil for people.
I ask you to go to the movies to watch a movie and you say "who's in it?" If you are browsing a bookstore, you will read the jacket comments to see who has recommended it and what critics say about it. If you sign up for a new business, project or team, you ask: "Who's the boss, what's that?" and "who else is working on this?" The main concerns of venture companies are managers – who will work this task (and my money)? The focus is always on people.
Innovation is an upturn of the people and culture of the company. If people are encouraged to make use of and improve and motivate appropriately, the culture and the process will follow. If they are not encouraged to be innovative, no number of systems or processes will drive innovation initiatives. The people are the key to the success of innovation.
Why do people focus? Success in what efforts are based on having the right people to do the right things properly on time. If you want to implement successful innovative initiatives, you need the right people to succeed. People are going to implement a process and system to make things work. You need to know them. In addition, different people come with different abilities and perspectives for any project, so exposing ideas and innovations to a broad team within your organization can improve the chances of success with new ideas. Finally, few who truly believe in an idea can overcome many obstacles and administrative barriers.
Just as Meredith Belbin defined his group role, there are many you need to make your innovation initiative. The second part of this article – Innovation, the people you need describe the characteristics of these people.