We don't need more answers, we need more powerful questions.
A recent FastCompany article featured the work of Bill O'Connor at Autodesk who set out to find the secret to innovation. He worked with a team of students from Hult International Business School and came up with these six questions:
When you begin asking powerful questions, make sure you are focusing in inquiry and not advocacy or you will quickly shut off the creative and collaborative flow of ideas.
Turns out that innovation is not invention. Innovation involves a fresh look at what is versus the creation of something brand new, insights if you will. Our i2a:Insights to Action Strategic Thinking System is based on this premise and develops the ability to ask questions and facilitate collaboration.
Here are a few titles for training your team on innovation from our Business Learning Institute (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Are you looking for answers or asking more questions?