Don’t get me wrong, organizational structure with job functions and some kind of hierarchy is useful for conductingbusiness as usual. People have specific roles to play in serving yourcustomers. However, when it comes to innovation, the structure is less useful, because by definition, innovation is not business as usual.
So how do you make use of that structure when it comes to innovation? Who is best positioned to generate and develop ideas?
You shouldn’t be surprised to hear my answer. After all this blog is called No Guru Needed, Anyone Can Lead Innovation!
With a system in place, anyone from any department at any level within your organization could lead your next successful innovation project.
That’s because when you have a system that enables people, so anyone with the energy and passion for an idea is able to explore it.
How can this possibly work?
Well, I’ve seen innovation thrive inside organizations who don’t have a guru when…