Innovation Culture: The Developments Of Innovation Culture

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Key drivers for creating innovation culture: BEL Innovation Framework

Authors: Nitin Gera, Monika Chauhan, Swati Kala

Abstract: The Vision of BEL: “To be a world-class enterprise in professional electronics” is being pursued by giving thrust on three attributes ‘Quality, Technology and Innovation’ as stated in BEL’s mission. This paper thus focuses on various drivers to nurture the innovation culture in the organization and proposes a novel BEL innovation framework (BIF).

Keywords: Innovation, Systematic Inventive thinking, Process Innovation, UVP, BIF.

Introduction: Innovation is often given complex definitions .However, Geoff Mulgan says: it is simply “new ideas that work.” We agree. Successful innovations are often a portfolio of new
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Next step is: Target the people as the ‘Key drivers to innovation in an organization are its building blocks i.e. its people’. You as a part of an organisation must know and play your unique roles at different levels to make your organisation innovative.
As a Team-Member:
⦁ Put aside ego and broaden your perspective. Learn to acknowledge that your way of working just might not be the best.
⦁ Embrace failure as learning from failure is imperative for successful innovation. Don’t fear failure as Innovation is all about taking risks and learning from failures.
⦁ Let go of your ideas and let them percolate through the group; this shall promote diverse thinking related to the idea and more often than not someone else from the group may have a breakthrough insight about how to proceed. This is especially true in case of software where best ideas take a giant leap on their own. and sometime later, someone, very often not the person who came up with the idea, has a breakthrough insight that will allow you to move forward. In software, especially, the best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their
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⦁ Make it meaningful. ‘Out-of-the-box’ thinking is best done inside the box, where ‘box’ represents the real constraints- technological, psychological, business, financial, human. Creativity must e applied to real world problems and should be aligned to business objectives. Don't try to encourage creativity just for creativity's sake; instead, encourage creative solutions to real problems in alignment with business objectives.
⦁ Promote new changes by starting from self accustomedness. If you, the manager are in the hallway talking about something new, your subordinates will focus on that result and start using it. Experimentation has to start at the top. will be encouraged to use the same. Experimentation at the top level spurs experimentation initiatives among subordinates.

As a Top Level Manager / Decision-Making
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