A few weeks ago, I published a post that got some decent reaction from peers. Titled “Law of innovation inertia“, I touched on the topic of copying approaches that have worked for other companies. My stance is that one should think for themselves, develop a point of view, and then look for ideas elsewhere based on that point of view.
This, of course, is rarely the case. Businesses copy and paste based on the success of others, not because of their own unique strategy.
Anyway, this Thursday 12 at 9 AM PT, I’ll be joining #innochat to discuss the topic of how to overcome innovation inertia further.
The suggested questions as starting points for our discussion are:
- What are the rewards and risks of copying innovation tactics without consideration for strategy?
- In what ways do our own biases keep us from innovating?
- How should context contribute to the benchmarking of innovation opportunities and performance?
- How do we encourage multiple views of the future?
If you have something to add to the discussion, please join us this Thursday on #innochat at 9 AM PT. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there 🙂