Tuesday, February 25, 2014

50 Ways to Increase Organizational Creativity and Innovativeness

On 12manage I found an interesting forum discussion mentioning no less than 50 ways to stimulate employee creativity and innovativeness.
Some of the most interesting suggestions include:

  • Organize training in creativity methods
  • Ask your employees how THEY believe how creativity and innovation can be increased
  • Implement lateral thinking
  • Grant more freedom to employees
  • Creates a safe, fearless and risk-taking environment
  • Do away with a blame culture
  • Institute organizational learning
  • Appoint a central facilitator
  • Avoid rules, regulations and restrictions
  • Stop immediate filtering
  • Give employees time to think and work on their own projects
  • Look for inspiration outside the own company borders