Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New Article Offers 12 Keys to Dauntless Innovation

Innovation is important to any organization, especially in OSH. In Leigh Steere's new article, "12 Keys to Dauntless Innovation," she runs through activities and mindsets that translate to any innovation effort. To learn more how these are used in application, read the entire article here. The list is as follows:
  1. Get clear on the scope of the need.
  2. Research quickly but extensively.
  3. Pick a specific need to focus on.
  4. Identify barriers to meeting the need (e.g., physical, procedural, political).
  5. Define resource constraints (time, money, manpower).
  6. Question assumptions.
  7. Explore new ways to utilize existing resources.
  8. Get user input instead of guessing or assuming.
  9. Move toward the needs.
  10. Be willing to endure hardship.
  11. Have eyes, ears, and feet on the ground.
  12. Improvise.