Recommendations for Stimulating Radical Idea Generation
the spirit of relentless growth and a
creative dissatisfaction in your organization.
Create a questioning culture and encourage people to
ask "Why?", "What If?" and
Provide strategic direction.
strategic intent, set
stretch goals, emphasize
a misfit between the current state and corporate aspirations, actively
encourage the quest for new opportunities, and create and sustain
strategic momentum for
Instill confidence, turn people loose and encourage
Involve everyone, show people that their ideas are valued,
and make sure that it is
with the best idea who wins.
Create an atmosphere where people
are confident that how far and fast they move is constrained only by the
limits of their
and drive and by their standards of personal excellence.
Make business fun.
As business today is about passion and winning and creating new things,
fun must be a big element in the business strategy.
a creative chaos environment.
triggered by chaos and contradictions, rather than by order and logic.
authors of innovative ideas.
Rewarding idea generation
motivates people, makes them
feel important, drives participation, creates loyalty, delivers quality,
recognizes value, and demonstrates management commitment to
guiding principles for
quick evaluation of a proposed new course of action and develop a
receiving capacity for innovation so that
have a place to go with their radical ideas.
with their ideas, allow
the freedom to fail and try again – more intelligently
innovation system for
getting radical innovations out of the lab and into
"Reward and celebrate
to encourage others to want contribute as well."