It is people who create, drive and sustain businesses.
The company's success is simply a by-product
of human endeavour and teamwork.
Yet we make the share price
or the return on investment,
the key measures of success.
In the future we need to be better
at capturing personal and group achievements
along with the economic ones.
We must learn to harvest individual innovation,
the new models of collaboration,
and problem-solving approaches that are helping
our organisation to succeed each day.
And then we can leverage this
into all sorts of products, services
and new ways of thinking.
It's a bit like two people inventing the wheel,
and then we only use this to sell wheelbarrows.
We have of course, learned to go to the next stage,
and use the wheel in millions of other ways.
But the wheel is still a by-product.
What about the two people who invented the wheel
or solved a problem in your workplace?
That’s where the real opportunity and value is.
Individuals are the key to success,
if we can just free ourselves of wheelbarrows.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. How do you harvest and leverage your creativity?
2. How do you help to harvest and leverage the creativity of others?