Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

Cultural Innovations

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Innovation is to generate ideas or find, select, implement and commercialize them. The source of ideas is the research and development, competition, seminars, exhibitions or fairs, customers and each employee of the company is a potential supplier of new ideas to generate tickets for the innovation process. Within the business processes of a company must consider the process covering innovation from idea generation, through the feasibility test to marketing the product or service. The ideas can relate to develop or improve a new product, service or process. We add, that innovation in business is achieved in different ways paying much attention to research and development for "breakthrough innovations." But innovations may be developed by simple changes to work practice, through swaps and combinations of experience and in many other ways. The most radical and revolutionary innovations tend to come from R & D while more incremental often emerge from practice but there are exceptions to any of these two trends.

In both cases, innovations are documented and protected by patents or other intellectual property scheme. In fact, according to Michael Porter the level of innovation from one region can be estimated with the number of patents generated. Take into account that the development of organizations is closely linked to exercise their executive leadership, but at the same time, this development is based on the innovative capacity that can carry out the people who make the permanence of the organization in the time. It is very true when it also indicates that there is a relationship between innovation leadership with the ability to carry forward the current managers, but are different concepts that play different qualities, however, can not be separated from one another. In order to develop an innovative culture in the company, provided that their drivers to become leaders. When the leader is a true innovator, the company generated an environment for anyone to propose changes, and these are appropriate cases can take you forward.

The organizations that have this type of leadership, innovative managers to prove it permanently, are unable to guarantee the company a good competition, generate a very good productivity and usher new products to surface that may lead to a demand favorable for the company that offers it. The innovativeness of the leaders then, is key to competing effectively. However, comments that this capacity is something that not all people in formal leadership positions have. It must give way to draw out this interest in innovation, which is manifested openly and above all, to motivate people, workers also generate innovations, management must evaluate, consider when they believe they are beneficial. Managers must be able to produce the innovations needed, although executives have traditional leadership. This can be achieved if other positions of the organization are working people who lean toward the new and that can support at one time these people who are willing to change things often against the will of their bosses. The problem arises in the levels of company management are committed to changing needs. Management should consider what it represents innovation scope and what it can generate to be instilled in the organization towards a proactive organizational culture that encourages staff to express their ideas, opinions that foster a good environment that promotes the innovation that lead to favorable results for everyone. Leadership intrapreneurial transformer or makes possible an innovative culture, capable of being learned or developed, is what determines the type of culture that must be followed.