How the Culture of a Firm Hinders Innovation

The most business setting, management frequently aspire to improve their existing norms through innovation that will yields sustainability and growth but then again after many tries, they seem not to get the nail in the wall. This is as a result of some factors that are overlooked by management.

Culture: Is a way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.

Innovation: Is the use of a new ideas or methods.
Innovation culture:  Is a working environmentfor leaders to cultivate, nurture unorthodox thinking and its application.

Workplaces that foster a culture of innovation generally subscribe to the belief thatinnovation is not only the province of top leadership but can come from anyone in the organization. For innovation to thrive in any firm, orthodox way of thinking should be substituted for unorthodox way because the mind-set of the employees are key factors to creative thinking.

Firms that want their team members to contribute fresh ideas must be willing to invest in;

• trainings,
• professional development,
• creating the right environment,
• embedding innovation into their culture,
• help employees gain knowledge,
• increase collaboration,
• loosen up a little,
• lastly, the employees must be curious and willing to increase their capacity.

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