How to Overcome Barriers to Innovation In Your Organisation

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Premise: Every organisation wants to innovate and they all have people with enough ideas to fuel their innovation efforts, but somewhere these ideas get stifled and innovation ends up remaining an intent only. So, what is it that stops organisations to innovate and is there a way to systematically remove these barriers? Overcoming the Bias for Creativity: Dr Jennifer Mueller, in her book Creative Change has shown that we are inherently biased against creativity, as individuals and as organisations. She explains that when it comes to evaluating interesting & creative ideas, we can fall into one of two mindsets – […]

PBTO49: Our Bias Against Creativity and How to Overcome it with Jennifer Mueller

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/49_PBTO49__Our_bias_against_creativity_and_how_to_overcome_it_with_Jennifer_Mueller.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this episode we host, Dr. Jennifer Mueller. She is the author of a recent book Creative Change, and is a faculty of many top business schools including the Wharton School, Yale School of Management and NYU’s Stern School of Business.  Her paper, “The Bias Against Creativity,” went viral and was downloaded over 65,000 times—receiving more than 100 media mentions. Why is she on the show: He book Creative Change, tackles a very important topic. While it is a no-brainer that almost all organisations […]

What stops Us from Creating Breakthrough Innovations

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Have you ever been part of an innovation project that started off with big ambitions and dreams about coming up with disruptive innovations which are expected to be game changing and end with a me-too or a watered down incremental innovation to an existing product category? I have been part of a few such projects which start with much fanfare and later on become run-of-the-mill projects with no breakthrough’s to show for. I was always interested to understand why is this so? Why do well-intentioned people, who have all the motivation and incentives to create breakthrough innovations, end up watering […]