Here is a great short article. We can all talk about innovation, but when you are within the corporate structure, sticking your neck out with an idea can feel, or even “be”, a questionable risk. I think the article gives takeaways for both the non management “idea” guy, as well as for all leadership and management in accepting innovation from bottom up.
Excerpt: In these volatile times, it’s clear that innovation has become an imperative. Organizations that become too entrenched with being good at what they do are simply putting themselves in a vulnerable market position.
Middle managers with great ideas can sometimes be caught between a rock and a hard place. Managing “from the bottom up” is always a challenge, and that’s particularly so when it comes to bringing something new to the table. In observing managerial dynamics as a researcher and consultant, I’ve extracted two vital pieces of advice for anyone trying to promote innovation to higher ups.
Read full article via The Art of the Imperfect Pitch | Stanford Graduate School of Business.