The spirit of innovation is a welcoming one, with open arms to collaboration. And the truth that everyone is unique in his own way and has value to add in one way or another.
Honesty is revered as a main value that unlocks trust in encounters, engagements, and relationships. One that is much needed when bringing people together. To take on a challenge, to generate ideas, to discuss them out until their heart bleeds, and rise above their differences for the sake of creating value.
😇 Always remain true to the spirit of innovation, the values and principles that outline your innovation endeavor.
Transparency in communication with a group of people, be them a few or in the thousands, is simply being authentic and honest to gain peoples trust. Invite everyone or a selected few if you want to the innovation journey you are embarking on, trust me, you’re going to need them.
👊🏼 One key skill you’ll need to hone is that you are facilitating the process. People are the ones being engaged, guided to bring their perspective and provide value. You are the one connecting the dots, you are the peacemaker!
Truth be told, enabling people to speak their minds in a safe and intellectual stimulating environment works wonders. It is humbling to say the least, and honoring to witness people grow on an individual level as they nurture ideas. In other words, set the stage and give them a chance. I promise, they will surprise you.