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Published: June 28, 2016

Creating a Culture of Innovation

If you want to break through to the next level of success, you need to adopt innovation as a core business strategy. These tips can help your business become a hotbed of innovation.

In these days organizations can only grow and inoculate themselves against dramatic disruption if they have a culture of innovation. Disrupt or be disrupted. But what are you supposed to do to create a culture of innovation?

I recently met with my cousin, Sujay Shah in Canada. I was really impressed with the growth and success of his latest business. He was twice a finalist for Ernest & Young’s entrepreneur of the year. Further his company was also recognised as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies by Deloitte for the last 5 consecutive years.

What impressed me most was that his company, Kii Naturals had innovation as a core business strategy. I believe that we can all learn from innovative companies like Kii Naturals. I believe culture eats strategy for breakfast. As a leader you need to create a culture of innovation, I suggest these seven ways:

  1. Model innovation yourself. 
  2. Build in regular time for innovation.
  3. Share your expectations about innovation.
  4. Make innovation one of your core values.
  5. Recognize innovation in real time.
  6. Reward innovation on a regular basis.
  7. Give people room to make mistakes.

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Written by:  Neeraj Shah

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Sujay Shah - Founder of Kii Naturals