§ The lack of resources forces us to innovate.
§ Tough times help us adapt.
§ Tough times force us to think outside the box or even eliminate the box.
§ Everything changes—people, products, companies; men, materials, machines, methods, markets and money (the six Ms).
§ Creativity is the spark and innovation the fire in the fireplace, which cooks and bakes.
§ Creativity involves four components—the Creative Person, the Creative Process, the Creative Product and the Creative Climate or environment.
§ An environment replete with the positive emotions of love, peace, bravery and compassion provides a positive climate, which nurtures creativity.
§ Creativity training at IBM, whose motto is ‘Think’ resulted in producing the largest number of patented inventions.
§ Innovation should be part of everyone’s job description.
§ Vision and leadership are necessary to inspire a widespread commitment to innovation.
§ The lack of collaboration between departments stifles innovation.
§ Motivation of employees and innovation complement one another.
§ Team work drives innovation.
§ The ability to thrive in an environment of rapid change is essential.
§ Money and resources are essential lubricants of the innovation process.
§ Conformism and stereotypes hinder creative problem solving.
§ Innovation should be focused on specific business goals.
§ An open atmosphere ensures greater productivity.
§ Efficient meetings are a trademark of innovative organisations