Our sustainability consulting practice is often asked by business leaders and peers, “What circumstances, frameworks or parameters need to be in place to spark creativity, ideas, and innovation in my business?" Ultimately this conversation of canter on business sustainability and its alignment with innovative purpose as a natural fit. But we are always open to the views and insight of other similar discussion.
The Innovation Excellence post, Impact of Culture and Stage Gates on Innovation, explores the characteristics of an evolving innovation culture. Leveraging an interview with personal product manufacture Kimberly-Clark, our sustainability consulting captures learning applicable to similar development effort. The eight probing questions captured in the article include:
- Why is innovation so important to the company?
- What is the hoping to achieve with its innovation efforts?
- Some people are fond of saying that stage-gate processes stifle innovation. What do you think?
- What are some of the keys to building a balanced innovation portfolio?
- What is the most important culture change for organizations to make in order to support innovation?
- What skills do you believe that managers need to acquire to succeed in an innovation-led organization?
- If you were to change one thing about our educational system to better prepare students to contribute in the innovation workforce of tomorrow, what would it be?
By enabling this concept with ‘creative purpose’, a company finds a powerful vehicle to meet its goals of profit, growth, and revenue. At Taiga Company, we provide small business resources and tools to help clients incorporate purpose driven innovation process into their business sustainability plans. Visit with us to learn more.