How To Help Innovation Grow At Your Organization
An article on the Fast Company websiterecommended that since great ideas can come from anywhere, consider cross-functional teams to spark new ideas, pull from outside a direct business unit, or solicit ideas from outside your company. A Harvard Business Review article from November 2014 argued the best ideas could come from outside your industry. Three European economics professors conducted a study of roofers, carpenters, and inline skaters to collect ideas on how to improve the comfort of their respective safety gear. What’s fascinating is each group came up with better ideas to improve gear from the other two fields than its own.
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