How do you make innovation part of your DNA?
Few people are born innovators — the type of people who can fly into an office and effortlessly mix everything up — in a good way.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t become a master innovator. A new book “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators,” says you can create those disruptive innovators with a couple key tools.
Hal Gregersen‘s is one of the authors of the book. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER Radio Show some simple solutions to building innovative DNA.
Hal’s 5 Skills for Disruptive Innovators:
- Associating – drawing connections between questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields
- Questioning -posing queries that challenge common wisdom
- Observing: scrutinizing the behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors to identify new ways of doing things
- Experimenting: constructing interactive experiences and provoking unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge
- Networking: meeting people with different ideas and perspectives. The authors explain how to generate ideas with these skills, collaborate with “delivery-driven” colleagues to implement ideas, and build innovation skills throughout your organization to sharpen its competitive edge.