I recently interviewed former SHRM CEO and Workforce Institute board member Sue Meisinger about the chapter she wrote for our book, Elements of Successful Organizations. In her chapter, Sue discusses the role that HR leaders can and should play in creating a culture that encourages and facilitates innovation in their organizations.
She cites a 2010 IBM CEO survey in which CEO’s identified creativity as the most critical factor required for the future success of their organizations. Leveraging her decades of experience leading and counseling large organizations, Sue shares a number of practical strategies for creating opportunities for creativity and innovation to flourish.
One very important point Sue makes is that meaningful innovation isn’t limited to the Apples and Googles of the world. She encourages managers and employees to look for transformation in process improvements and the elimination of interdepartmental barriers. I encourage you to read the book to learn more, but you can hear the highlights of her advice by listening to the podcast of our conversation:
What is your organization doing to encourage creative breakthroughs?