Innovation is easy to talk about, but often difficult to implement. Check out this excerpt from Jeffrey Fox and Robert Reiss’ book, The Transformative CEO; Impact Lessons from Industry Game Changers, which features quick steps for innovation and the CEO of Griffin Health Services, Patrick Charmel, sharing how he transformed the health care industry by putting these steps into action. ©2012, McGraw-Hill Professional; reprinted with permission of the publisher.
Managers know they must innovate. They know they must change, adapt, differentiate, take some risk. Yet some managements are so tethered to their past, to their silos to the way it was, that they can’t, won’t, or don’t know how to innovate. Here are some public secrets on how to innovate:
- Innovation starts at the top. If the leader talks innovation, gives lots of examples, rewards attempts, lionizes successes, the organization gets the message. There is more untapped innovation in most companies than there are mussels on the Santa Monica pier.