Creating anything new involves a fair amount of trial and error, failing before succeeding and psychological discomfort as people are pushed outside of their comfort zone. You want to create a team that promotes psychological flexibility and resilience, encouraging people to embrace the ups and downs in order to maintain their focus on innovation.
- According to Albert Einstein,…anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried…anything new.…And as we know, innovation is all about embracing new…and uncharted territory.…One of the biggest predictors of innovation is how well…a person deals with what could be perceived as failure.…In fact, Ed Catmull, the cofounder of Pixar…Animation Studios, has created a working culture…where failure is not only accepted, it's encouraged.…
To push boundaries, create something new,…and further develop concepts that already exist.…There's an element of trial and error.…You won't know what works or doesn't work…until you try an approach.…In fact, it can be far costlier to prevent an error…rather than fixing an attempt to try something new.…What we know about people who embrace, accept,…and celebrate failure is they have…two distinct qualities.…
Psychological flexibility and resilience.…Psychological flexibility is about being present…in the moment and accepting difficult situations,…thoughts, and emotions.…Viewing these is a rich part of life.…
- 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.