Bumpy Ride to Innovation

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” ― Charles Bower.

In an established company, innovation should be the integral part to progress and to stay in the completive market. Many companies now a day have shifted their main focus to innovation within the organization whether it be innovation in process, services, or product. However, the part for innovation is not easy, there are lot of hurdles which are faced during the course of innovation.

Usually in well-established organization, the management and other employees are not flexible, and they think that whatever they are doing is right, so at that point of time it become really difficult for an innovative idea to fit into the system. It always take time for the innovation get accepted by the working people and to convince them that the innovation will work.

In a phase of money crunch and manpower minimization, it is difficult for a firm to invest money and manpower in the innovation activity. Innovation always demands for money spending, and outsourcing of skilled manpower from outside. So it become very difficult for a company to stay focused on innovation where there are already well established systems. Companies try to maximize the revenue with the existing facilities and product only and they don’t think that investing in new idea will give them return. However trend is changing since last 10 years.

For the companies where there is a huge demand of the product and they find it no need for innovation, there is very difficult to go for innovation because company already struggling to meet the customer requirement and they are them market leader in the field.

Innovation group should be free to work, no interference of organization. Taking example from many companies, the employees are not given free right to their thinking. So for the company to give the free thinking to certain group of people is difficult, companies are unusually refrain of the consequences of these on the regular process. So innovation have its bumpy during these situations for the firms.

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