It doesn’t work without promoters
Experience shows that there should be promoters on several levels for the development and implementation of new ideas, like people who develop their own initiative, who enjoy innovation and who are there with the corresponding energy. The power promoter has the appropriate connections in the organization to overcome resistance. He can ensure that the necessary resources, whether time or money, are available. The professional promoter is the “inventor” who designs ideas, researches and develops alternatives. The process promoter knows the structures in the organization well and ensures, for example, that other departments are involved or that conflicts of objectives are considered. Finally, there are people who have good external contacts, e.g. with other companies, associations, partners, customers or suppliers. We call them relationship promoters.
Find these promoters, enable them and give them a protected framework in which they can work. An example of this is the establishment of a “Digital Innovation Tank” which is installed of employees from your company; from all areas, across all hierarchical levels. You are welcome to read our project reports.