Without innovation, businesses suffer by becoming stagnant and out of touch. Innovation is a vital element to a healthy, thriving company. If you want to inspire your employees to think innovatively here are some ideas:
Provide opportunities that inspire creativity and get employees out of their normal workspace.
Give employees time to think about plans and assignments so they can brainstorm.
Encourage and reward risk taking.
Be open and ready for them to bounce ideas off.
Hire people that display intelligence.
Encourage employees to learn different skills.
Hire people with diverse backgrounds and training.