The pace of change today is faster than ever before which means that no matter how well you do things now, if you keep doing them the same way you are going to be left behind. Everyone knows that innovation is important. We're always being told to 'think smarter'. The problem is that nobody tells us how to actually do it.
From 2004 to 2011 James O'Loghlin hosted 'The New Inventors' on ABC-TV, and worked with over a thousand Australian inventors and innovators. James spent those eight years trying to work out what innovators do differently from the rest of us; how they are able to solve problems that the rest of can't, and take advantage of opportunities that the rest of us miss. In this book, James outlines a step-by-step process that leads to the production of more and better ideas, and explains how to grow ideas into something real. He outlines practical steps we can all take to enable us to step back from the day to day busyness of everyday life and be more innovative in what we do. Some organisations are able to ensure that everyone from the CEO to the receptionist knows that innovation is part of their job, and are able to harvest ideas from them all. But most organisations struggle to do this. They undervalue and underuse the creative potential of their people.
This book addresses: * how organisations can get everyone to constantly be thinking about how they can do things better. * the steps organisations can take to quickly build a culture that values and encourages innovation from everyone. * how organisations can harvest and use their people's ideas.