BSBINN502 Build & sustain an innovative work environment
Innovation inevitably leads to change and, as such, innovation and change go hand-in-hand. Innovation usually occurs as a result of problem solving: ‘How do we fix this problem;What could we do differently? What if ...?’ Such problem solving leads to the generation ofideas, some of which will be worthy of further investigation. At this point in the innovation process it is important to support creative thinking by removing the normal barriers or constraints; for example, by suspending judgement or not worrying about cost or resources. An innovative idea needs to be trialled, refined and tried again until it looks and feels like a viable idea. The next step is to work out how it can be put into practice and sustained overthe long term. This requires consideration of how the innovation ‘fits’ into the operations ofthe organisation, and the identification of practices or processes that need to be adjusted to support the innovation. This process will ensure the innovation can be implemented with a high likelihood of success. The evaluation of innovation can also lead to refinement processesor changes in other areas of the organisation’s operation.