I’m sure most company leaders want to be like Steve Jobs. They want to lead the industry and watch as everyone struggles to keep up. They want to constantly innovate. They want to create products that people line up for days before they’re released.
But, if you’re a company or department leader, you know it’s not that easy. You’re under tremendous pressure to innovate and find creative ways to grow the company. If you’re looking for innovation tips, I recently ran across a nice article on CIO.com entitled, “5 innovation opportunities for CIOs in 2011.” While it’s focused on CIOs, I think it could help others as well.
While I think the article makes some great points (especially #2 & #5), one of the largest sources of innovation comes straight from your own employees. As I mentioned a while ago, innovation is often unknowingly stifled by managers.
If you have any other innovation ideas, feel free to share them in the comments.