“Empower employees, empower innovation”


HOW DO YOU EMPOWER YOUR EMPLOYEES TO FULLY TAP INTO THEIR CREATIVE POTENTIAL?

We live in a time of disruptive change. Being able to sense emerging trends and to act on it may well be one of the most important leadership skills you need today. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of innovate thinking. How will COVID-19 impact the way how we do business? What are threats and opportunities offered by a touchless economy?

Questions like these require new answers. That’s why we at Vlerick Business School believe that innovation skills should be an essential part of every employees’ skill set. Innovation is a process to rethink how you create value. And it is vital for organizations of all types: old and new; small and large; fast and slow growing; private, not-for-profit, and public.

3 myths

Engaging in innovation can be a daunting task that meets fierce resistance within your organization. But it shouldn’t be. Let’s start by debunking 3 myths on innovation.

1. “We have to turn the business upside down”

2. “We're not creative enough”

3. “Innovation is complex”

No on-size-fits-all There is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation. Even if similarities exist across companies, it is clear that the innovation process in a deep tech healthcare company will be different from a user-driven innovation approach in a retailer. Therefore, whenever we run an Innovation Challenge with our clients we will customize and take into account the dynamics of a specific company and the industry it is active in.

“We take into account the dynamics of a company”

MIGUEL MEULEMAN, PROFESSOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Ready to spark?

Do you have the guts to involve all employees to question how your organisation creates value? Are you ready to spark their imagination to rethink the status quo? If yes, please get in touch with our experts and let’s empower your employees with the frameworks and tools to put innovation at work.