Often individuals and organizations tend to get stuck in the mode of talking about innovation and/or trying to understand innovation. The only way to really know innovation is to do innovation, and learn from your mistakes along the way. In this article Harun Asad suggests preparing an Innovation Mission Statement as an initial, action-oriented way to get out of the rhetoric trap.
So why Create an Innovation Mission Statement? Before we get to the ‘how’, let me briefly discuss the ‘why’.
by JOSE BALDAIA
The Optimistic, the Pessimistic and the Realistic
The passion can be expressed differently by different people, but it is always one of the main sources of energy.
The passion is not incompatible with a dose of discipline. Passion and innovation are contagious and must be experienced by everyone, not being advised the separation.
“To management the important thing is to maintain a balance in leadership team, between lovers, idealists, visionaries, those who are capable of firing the team with enthusiasm, creative, and sometimes so realistically passionate and pragmatic, that will ensure that projects are well executed and have success in the marketplace.”- Jean-Philippe Deschamps.
In an organizational universe, whatever its size, there are always three perspectives: that of pessimistic, of optimistic and of realistic. It is important to flatten this environment and seek to make people fall in love for the work on the demand of innovation.