Embracing an innovative mindset - Karen Renee Knowles

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Embracing an innovative mindset

Embracing an innovative mindset

June 14, 2022

Embracing an innovative mindset

 

A majority of business owners know the importance of developing and promoting products or services that are unique and improve upon existing procedures.

If you're like most company principles, you've spent, or are spending, a great deal of your time monitoring and tracking the efficiencies within your company.

The fact that you continue to focus on these aspects of your business does not align with an innovative mindset, even though there is nothing wrong with it.

You can retrain your mind to include different aspects of innovation by redirecting your outlook.

 

An Innovation Mindset vs. a Business Mindset

As a general rule, traditional business mindsets strive to improve the quality of products, services, and processes. Alternatively, an innovative mindset mandates new and improved ways of doing business.

Moreover, traditional business leaders tend to focus on the next quarter's results, whereas innovation mindsets look at the long term.

In traditional business problem-solving, problems are defined, solutions are identified, options are examined closely, and then a decision is made.

When comparing these two methodologies side by side, innovative problem-solvers insist on first gaining a deep understanding of a problem through deep analysis and understanding.

 

Be flexible with your viewpoints

Leadership requires flexibility and the ability to employ both conventional and or innovative approaches to management and decision-making.

For some issues, a conventional approach can still work, and you can apply a conventional solution. When the issue or challenge is ill-defined and has a high outcome, an innovative approach to solving it should be used.

When addressing possible solutions with an innovative mindset, you will undoubtedly discover insights that will radically alter your perspective on the solutions that are available.

Conventional and business mindsets seem very different, but innovation can largely be predicted.

You should treat innovation as you would any other part of your business. Set specific goals and objectives, as well as a method for achieving them. Then, appoint someone in charge and hold them accountable.

When setting goals, remember that inputs are more important than outputs, since outputs are unpredictable by nature. In order to achieve results, you will have to manage your team effectively.

Here's the bottom line:

Leadership practices that are conventional and those that are innovative can and do coexist. You can help your organization build a prosperous and exciting future by adapting this approach.


 

 

 



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