Exploiting Chaos

150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change

150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change - an award-winning business innovation book by Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter

Issue link: http://book.trendhunter.com/i/42053

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 99 of 273

CULTURE OF REVOLUTION · Experimental Failure Win like you're used to it, lose like you en joy it INSTINCTIVELY, WE ARE INCLINED to praise success and punish failure. In organizations, this manifests in performance appraisals, hallway con- versations, and team dynamics. The unintentional impact is that individ- uals become less willing to pursue change. 98 For example, at Smith Corona, which team do you think received the most praise, the team that failed to get into computing, or the team that relo- cated operations to Mexico? No doubt the relocation team; however, re- locating to reduce costs was strategically obvious. It was the computing team that could have reinvented the company. If there is no love for the people trying to fail their way into a new industry, why would anyone clever ever want to be on that team? If you want to encourage me to create breakthrough innovation, I need to feel protected. I need to know that I am better off trying new ideas and possibly failing than taking on riskless projects. Celebrate failure and you will liberate innovation.

Articles in this issue

view archives of Exploiting Chaos - 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change