Innovation Culture: Four Steps to Building an Engaged Innovation Network

Building a network of innovators might seem like a monumental task. The challenge lies in how to effectively build an engaged network of employees who build incremental improvements for the core business and pursue transformational breakthrough innovations.

While there is no silver bullet or switch that can easily be flipped, there are four simple steps that can help you engage your employees to drive both incremental and, potentially, breakthrough innovation:

  1. Galvanize: Set a clear mission
  2. Training: Arm your people with tools
  3. Incentivize: Celebrate people and ideas
  4. Expand: Use the power of the crowd