I’m actually tired of hearing the word innovation, because it is a concept which is so loosely used with no meaning and I think the term/movement should be taken seriously. For innovation to occur, something more than the generation of a creative idea or insight is required: the insight must be put into action to make a genuine difference, resulting for example in new or altered processes within the organization, or changes in services provided.
Just about every organization wants to be more innovative. But organizations define “innovation” differently. Some see it as introducing new products, while others measure innovation success in terms of new services or programs. And while some others are widely revered for their innovation capabilities, others seem to struggle continually to find their stride. Sound familiar? What all have in common, whether successful with innovation or not, is organizational culture. So, where is the Church in all of this?