In the quest to unlock innovation in organizations, it may be beneficial or even mandatory to learn how to unlock the internal children in our employees.
I’m sure we can all remember as children being told “don’t” do this or you “can’t” do that, and the result growing up was to reinforce the idea that there is one “right” way to do anything. It has also led to the creation of a national psychosis of believing that many actions that would create positive change are too difficult to try.
How else would you explain the decline in electoral participation or in labor union membership? The majority of our nation believes that their ideas and their voice are too small to make things better. If it weren’t for those “crazy” entrepreneurs, our country would not continue to grow and dominate new markets.