We began the creation of this report with two big questions. As innovation is for everyone, how do we make it more accessible to all? And what happens if we explore innovation through the lens of behavioural science? To find the answers, we analysed the characteristics that underpin what innovators think, feel, believe and do, and those that shape how organisations create innovative cultures.
A voyage of discovery
Our journey of innovation took us to some fascinating places. From the regenerative abilities of the Sacoglossan Sea Slug, to the efficient storytelling in a stained-glass window; from the maximum number of people we can each manage in our personal network (spoiler: it’s 150), to the role of exercise, laughter and a good book in fuelling our creative powers.
Eight core principles
As we explored these myriad factors, a number of recurring themes emerged, which we’ve called the eight core principles of innovation – all of which apply to innovative people and innovative organisational cultures.
- Innovators are sensational – they embrace and take inspiration from all of the senses;
- Innovators are curious – they’re inquisitive, play and explore, and are keen to ask the right questions; and
- Innovators are risky – they are brave, make mistakes, learn from them, and go again.
Are you ready to explore the senses, feed your curiosity, and take a few risks to help you unlock innovation in your people and your organisation? Download your free copy of Innovation for everyone today, or start a conversation with us by getting in touch.
To read part one of this series, download The Human Organisation Report.