6 things that obstruct innovation in business
Innovating a process or two within an already established organisation is undeniably the most daunting task.
However innovation is the only survival mechanism for any organization, functional for a decade.
Innovation or reinvention is like that rickety bridge in the jungle which needs to be crossed in order to survive. Chances of dying while crossing the bridge are also pretty high.
Why it is so tough to change/ reinvent any process in an organisation?
1) Apathy: Old employees suit themselves with existing aspersions in the organisation. They no longer feel dissatisfied with the status quo. Hence they’re the most resistant to change.
2) Dearth of Vision: We, all individuals seek stability and security in every aspects of life. It is the primeval instinct of all individuals. We decide to move only when there is any intrinsic or extrinsic motivation adhered to it. Its often found that clarity and vision of old employees are either faded or in juxtaposition to the vision of the company.
3) Lack of leaders: Every change in history demands an obstinate leadership. Leaders are responsible for scrutinizing potential of individual employees and culminating them into collective workforce. Organisations suffering from paucity of leadership leads to disintegrated workforce.
4) Bureaucracy: Bureaucracy hinders the process of decision making. There are situations which demand immediate actions, delay in such cases often rob employees off their enthusiasm to reinvent.
5) Lack of innovative minds: Every organization, irrespective of its size and profile should emphasize on reinventing policies, functions and processes. Even a new spreadsheet can at times do wonder. To reinvent a process, all it needs are macro perspective and micro analysis. Old employees often succumb to petty concerns and disagreements costing a fortune to the organisation.
6) Insecurity of old employees: Human beings prefer submission to status quo rather than standing for a progressive cause. Thus old employees feel thwarted by anyone who loves to challenge any form of status quo. This paves way to insecurity which however costs a fortune to their own organisations.
With shifting paradigms of science and technology, human psychology is changing rapidly. Dynamic attributes of capital & consumers today are compelling businesses to innovate and reinvent themselves to meet the changing demands. Process innovations are fundamental blocks which if conducted properly can transform an entire organization along with its members and employees for good.
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