A recent IBM global study cited unsupportive culture as the number one obstacle to innovation. Organizations that have a culture which supports innovation are often customer focussed, value-driven and strategic. They ensure that their operating strategies are developed through interactions with their employees, customers, partners, vendors, suppliers and consultants. They review market trends and identify, through benchmarking, what is required to out-perform their competition.
The fastest way to clearly understand the perception of employees regarding the current state of innovation as compared to what they view as the “ideal” culture for innovation is by undertaking an organization-wide assessment of the current culture for innovation. Where there is an absence of celebrating creativity and ideas one finds that innovations rarely have a vibrant creative environment to thrive. In contrast, organizations where the most talked about stories revolve around creativity, inspire others to follow suit, and build a culture of innovation. The Innovation Culture Assessment will identify the current environment for creativity.
Business Improvement Architects will help you to develop an innovation culture that will address the question often asked by senior executives, “Why aren’t we better at innovation?” Our Innovation Culture Assessment will identify the current state of innovation throughout the entire organization and provide you with the actions required to re-shape your culture to be more innovative. Changing culture is an exciting journey. It is a journey that will require you to stay the course since change is constant, it never ends, but the journey will be as rewarding and enjoyable as the destination.