Employees who think and act in an entrepreneurial fashion are a company`s biggest asset. We at INNOVA see it as one of our foremost purposes to help develop individuals and teams which exemplify entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour.
To us an organization is a social system in the first place, it is about people. And we believe that learning best takes place in a team setting. At the team level is where organizational learning happens, learning and change interconnects and ideas mature into initiatives.
„The organization is, above all, social. It is people.“
„We learn together in teams. This involves a shift from a spirit of advocacy to a spirit of enquiry.“
Intra-company enterpreneurs strive for change and view innovation as one of the key functions of an organization.
„The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.“
„Because its purpose is to create a customer, the business has two and only two functions: Marketing and Innovation. Marketing and Innovation produce results. All the rest are costs.“
At the core of innovation are creativity and risk-taking, competencies which require encouragement and perservance to develop.
„In the managerial organization, the top people sit in judgment; in the innovative organization it is their job to encourage ideas, no matter how unripe or crude.“
„Ideas are like frog eggs: you’ve got to lay a thousand to hatch one.“
Whether in organizational change or innovation we believe in the power of experimentation and experimential learning.
„Learning cannot be disassociated from action.“
Innovation is a discipline which can be learnt.
„Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation.“
Innovation and creativity require time and space to flourish, it starts with leaders freeing resources for creativity or design thinking workshops and letting employees set time apart for new projects.
„Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.“
„It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.“
At INNOVA our leadership team includes creativity and innovation experts. We support our clients in their efforts to build innovation capability systematically with programs as:
- Creativity and Innovation Workshop for Teams
- Innovation Leadership
- Design Thinking Workshop
- Innovation Culture Workshop and Program
For further reading, please refer to the sections Leadership, Change, and Culture.
For more detailed information on our services and programs please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org