One of the key characteristics of an organization that emphasizes innovation is a relentless focus on looking beyond the obvious. A ‘road-mapping’ pause for study of root causes will help to deliver a solution that will go beyond the short term. Organizations should undertake an assessment on desired impact: “What impact do you want to achieve once this problem is solved? What would be the impact if it is not solved?”
During my recent podcast episode # 27 of The World Class Leaders Show, I very much enjoyed my discussions with Dr. Abdul Samad (Sami) Kazi.
Professor Dr. Kazi is Research Team Leader for Smart Cities and Intelligent Buildings at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services that enhance its customers’ competitiveness. Sami is a prolific author/co-author, with more than 100 books and publications on a wide range of innovation topics.
He is a recipient of the prestigious FIATECH 2012 STAR Award and a fellow of the Entovation E100 Global Knowledge Leadership network.
Sami was kind enough to share his experience, with step-by-step instructions for fostering and encouraging collaborative innovation across organizations — especially when time is in short supply.
During the podcast episode, you will learn:
- How to develop the right skills for innovation
- Tactics for building an innovation framework
- Fostering collaborative brainstorming
- How to be innovative despite the workload
To contact Dr. Sami Kazi, you can look him up on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samikazifi/
You can also go directly to his organization’s website to review some of the amazing work that has been done, at: https://www.vttresearch.com/en
Read the article related to this podcast: https://www.andreapetrone.com/the-best-roadmap-to-create-innovative-companies-article/