In this posting, Paul Sloane lists the results of a workshop during which key characteristics of a corporate culture that promotes innovation and characteristics that inhibit innovation were discussed. The 8 biggest challenges, in order of priority, for setting a culture of innovation were agreed to be the following:
# 1: Internal communication - overcoming silos.
# 2: Allowing failure and eliminating a blame culture.
# 3: Allowing anyone to challenge anything.
# 4: Developing a positive attitude to change - overcoming fear and complacency.
# 5: Developing a positive attitude to risk management.
# 6: Empowering people to try new initiatives without explicit approval.
# 7: Welcoming ideas from outside the organisation - eliminating "not invented here".
# 8: Encouraging new ideas.
What are your experiences?