Via InnovationTools, I came across this posting featuring 50 valuable ways to foster a sustainable culture of innovation. I picked out five that I found really interesting:
Ensure a high level of personal freedom and trust. Provide more time for people to pursue new ideas and innovations.
Encourage everyone to communicate. Provide user-friendly systems to make this happen.
Notice innovation efforts. Nurture them wherever they crop up. Reward them.
Invite outside partners early on when exploring new opportunities. Find ways for your company to partner with others and actively share ideas, technologies, and other capabilities.
Drive authority downwards. Make decisions quickly at the lowest level possible.
I thought about the following question:
Reflecting upon my last posting about Web 2.0, I’d like to ask you to which degree everyone working for the company/organization/school, you also work for, is using various Web 2.0 tools to communicate ideas that can help the company/organization/school develop further?