Without reflection as a team, there is no innovative development. It's highly unlikely that the first attempt at anything new will be the most effective solution. Generally, initial attempts benefit from being built upon as new ideas from the team evolve. Reflection involves critically examining efforts, results and feedback, and using that information to adjust future approaches and support continual development. The more quick, pragmatic, and frequent this process, the better.
- Imagine you've been collaborating with a team…and you've created a new product…which you want to start marketing…to customers as soon as possible.…You have a diverse thinking team,…you've all collaborated in the idea generation phase,…and you've tested your product…with a pilot group of customers.…During the experimentation phase,…you gained some useful feedback…which meant as a team, you were able to make…some tweaks to the final product.…So you're all set, ready to launch, or are you?…What you've missed in the process…is a focus on critical reflection.…
And true innovation can't occur without this.…Of course, by this stage you've gathered feedback…and responded to that.…But a one-off reflection event isn't enough.…This needs to be something that you do often…and most of the time informally…to enhance long-term innovation.…Reflection is a habit with clear steps.…First you need to critically evaluate actions…and the result of these actions…to get clear on what was and wasn't achieved.…
Next you formulate new ideas based on what you've learned.…
- 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.