Innovation Culture with a Methodical approach

Sometimes clients come and ask if I can help to quickly change the culture of innovation in the company. Although this is my great heart’s desire, my answer is: “Unfortunately, this is not possible.” This does not work “at the push of a button”.

Innovation culture is like a flower. You have to deal with it for a long time, continuously and with affection. Only then the flower will show its flowers some day. And that’s not all. The flower should be cared continuously. Sometimes even drought periods help to get a special bloom and the unnecessary watering can only harm. There are a few tips and methods for achieving a good innovation culture, but there is more to it: it is about the inner attitude. Only when this attitude has been internalized can we devote ourselves to working on a good innovation culture.

And how do you improve or how do you achieve a good innovation culture?

My experience has taught me that the methodological approaches (in addition to the right attitude) offer enormous efficiency when working on the innovation culture. We use the principles of “Tipping Point” to reach the critical mass of people (employees) for the idea. After that, it is possible to initiate a change with minimal effort. This approach is very efficient and comes closest to the desire for a rapid change in the culture of innovation.

Other important elements are the right selection of people for the change projects, the politically and tactically carefully planned steps (“Fit for Politics©”) and various elements of motivation in the company and in projects.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

“First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win. “

(Mahathma Gandhi, 1869-1948)