Innovation is the goal of every organization that wants to compete successfully in the 21st century. While innovation cannot be taught, certain techniques can promote a culture of innovation.
In such a culture employees are not only open to learning new methods but apply these to continuously innovate within the organization. Innovation and learning promote the creation of new products, services, and methods where employees are constantly looking for ways to add value for their customers and the organization as a whole.
Innovation is a shared value and belief in such a culture and enables all employees to take action to innovate. It centers around the idea that, as an organization, you have to constantly learn new things and do new things to keep innovating and thriving. To help employees embrace a culture of innovation provide them with focus areas within the organization that are targeted specifically for innovation.