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What question would you ask your company to spark innovative thinking?

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This is the eigth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.

Via Quora: What are some of the first questions you would ask your employees and colleagues to spark innovative thinking, or positive change within and without the company?

My answer:

  1. What do you think sucks about the company, product and/or service and why? What would you change?
  2. If you were appointed CEO and could to start the company, product and/or service from scratch; what three things would you focus on?
  3. If Steve Jobs walked into our company, what would he recommend us do to help us be more innovative? – (same question can be used for different people. Meant to help view the situation from different angles)
  4. What does innovation mean to you? And how would you go about helping the company create a shared definition of innovation?

 

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