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4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

I’ve talked at length about how companies aiming to attract innovators to their organization shoot themselves in the foot, because the culture they have doesn’t embrace innovation. Still, let’s ask: How do you hire innovators?

To help answer that question from the perspective of an innovator, the University of Texas conducted a study last year and they asked me to take part. They’ve yet to share the results with me, but I’m jumping the gun and sharing my thoughts with you.

Ignore Culture At Your Own Peril

When I was 3 – 4 years old my love for Disney started. I had seen the movies but everything changed the moment I set foot in Disneyland. I still get excited even though I’ve been to Disneyland a bunch of times. That excitement made me very curious about how they execute at such a huge scale.

When A Focus On Short-term Results Kills Innovation

 short-termism is the enemy of innovation

Why do established businesses fail? Because they miss the future. And what contributes to them missing the future? Many things, among them is a focus on maintaining the status-quo while avoiding uncertainty.

Here’s a short story of how innovation dies inside established organizations that have a short-term results focus…