For senior leaders and executives, keeping up with innovation is invaluable for a number of reasons. Innovation is a crucial driver of organizational performance; it steers results and organizational change. In today’s VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) business environment, staying current with innovation is imperative and promotes an influx of new ideas to learning practices. In addition, leaders need to set the tone for developing and maintaining an innovative culture within their organizations and are expected to lead by example. Having an innovative mindset and being an innovative leader is vital for talent development.
In this Best on Innovation, readers will learn about innovation and why it is a critical component to an organization’s bottom line. The 17 selections from T+D articles, ATD books, and one Infoline issue focus on four key aspects of innovation: developing innovative cultures in organizations, fostering innovation in individuals, promoting leadership in innovation, and promoting innovation in teams and communities. Each offering provides valuable tips for cultivating an innovative culture and fostering individual development within organizations, promoting leadership to drive innovation, leveraging the power of teams, and describing examples of best practices in organizations that embrace innovation.