Whether you like it or not, people are all biased in one way or another. You can work to reduce bias, perhaps you're more likely to listen to the ideas one colleague presents over another, but ultimately you need to accept you have biases and work with that knowledge. You want a team of people who work to reduce bias and increase their openness to ideas, who seek feedback, and ultimately accept they are always on a path of development.
- Conscious or unconscious, we all have biases.…These may be really obvious…or they could be a little less obvious.…It's often these less obvious individual biases…which can devalue a team…and hinder innovative output.…And when you understand how this happens…you will be in a position…to challenge your own biases.…In order to enhance team innovation…you need a group of people…who are comfortable initiating, exploring…and testing a range of new ideas.…
When developing new ideas you need a group of people…who are open to new ideas,…curious to learn more…and willing to challenge assumptions…and provide effective feedback.…When this becomes tricky is if individuals…are more likely to listen to certain types of ideas…or ideas put forward by a specific person.…You may find you've worked with an individual before…and you trust their experience and perspectives.…
But does this mean others on your team…don't have a valid idea or perspective?…Without being conscious of it…you may find you dismiss ideas put forward…by less experienced team members…
- Recognize how team innovation impacts a company’s success.
- Define the psychological components of team innovation, including the challengers, executors, and enablers.
- Determine the component strengths of team innovation.
- Examine the best ways to accept bias.
- Explore the effect of experimentation on innovation.
- Recognize the impact of reflection on innovation.
- Identify the fundamentals of creating a space for an innovation team to thrive.
- Determine the best ways to create an innovation charter.
- Break down the importance learning on the move, which helps helps a successful team innovate to grow.