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Trying to be an innovator or change-maker in your organization? Here’s 10 pieces of advice you can action
1. Get agreement on the goals and scope of your program or initiative up front. Get as specific as possible, write them down and get your executive to sign off on them.
2. Get on with it. Go out and talk to customers. Don’t plan, DO. Show tangible output and progress as much as possible.
3. Bend the rules. Demonstrate to the company, through action, that it can change how it has always done things.
4. Build relationships. Give more than you take. Make others look great and someday, it will help you when you most need it.
5. Be humble and vulnerable. Ask for help. Admit you don’t have the answers and others will be more likely to want to help you.
6. Work with other departments. Communicate with them, involve them, share with them, help them. The more you are aligned, the more likely you are to launch great things.
7. Expect to go through a roller coast of emotions. Be dedicated to strengthening your resilience because you will need it every day.
8. Get out of your building and look beyond your industry. Build a strong network and seek inspiration from other companies and industries. There is a lot we can learn from each other.
9. Share your process. Show and teach others how to implement your approach. They will be armed to run with innovation in their own work and more likely to support you with your wacky ideas.
10. Lighten up. Burn off steam, laugh, be playful, and avoid taking your work too seriously.
Jean Marc Landry is the vice president of innovation and renewal at Atlantic Lottery. การพนันบอล See our Q&A with Landry here.