5 Ways to Keep Your Company Innovative

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Mastering the ability to find ways to create ideas will bring new life to your ventures, so pay close attention to these slides.

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  • 1. 5 Ways to Keep Your Company Innovative
  • 2. The Stalling Point
    Weve all been there before:
    Your company is full steam ahead with innovation for months/years at a time but then suddenly you come to a halt
    You feel youve used up all your resources and ideas to keep improving your offering
    This should not stall you; it should instead encourage you to find new ways to innovate
  • 3. Mastering the ability to find ways to create ideas will bring new life to your ventures, so pay close attention to the following slides
  • 4. Cross-Pollination
    Cross-pollinating includes keeping your eyes open for new ideaswhilealso taking ideas from one part of your business and applying it to another sector
    Having a system for gathering and using these ideas is just as important
    Great ideas can be found where you least expect them
  • 5. Dont Think Outside the Box, Be Outside the Box
    Why not take the step to be outside the box, not just occasionally thinking outside the box
    Set yourself up to continuously look for new ideas, not just when needed
  • 6. Talk to People (and listen)
    It is crucial to speak with employees, customers, clients, and industry experts
    Gain valuable insights about what is going on with your business category and business in particular
    If you refuse to take in other peoples ideas and feedback, chances are you will never succeed
  • 7. Put Yourself in Your Customers Shoes
    Take a step back to see your product/service from a customers point of view
    Take the time to use it, write down observations, benefits, drawbacks, pain points, etc.
    Helps improve your understanding of both the service and the usability
  • 8. Focus on Your Mission
    Leverage cloud computing to focus on your companys mission
    Cloud computing can help save resources and money, while freeing up your time
    The cloud allows you to compact your business infrastructure
    When this happens, you have more time to focus on mission-critical tasks
  • 9. How Will You Innovate?
    What are three things you can do today to plan for continuous innovation?