Tell Us: How Do You Encourage Innovation?

By August 24, 2012 No Comments

I had the pleasure of participating alongside progressive leaders within the YMCA Movement at Daxko’s first annual Leadership Summit earlier this month.  During a discussion on innovation, long-time Daxko partner Steve Tarver, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Louisville, mentioned a very practical way that he fosters innovative thinking at his association.  It’s human nature to be resistant to change and new ways of doing things.  If a new idea is proposed, it’s easy to begin thinking of all of the ways it couldn’t possibly work.  When anyone comes up with a new idea at the YMCA of Greater Louisville, the group is challenged to brainstorm 10 ways that they could make that idea happen before the critiques begin.  What a great way to let new ideas breathe and grow!

For more inspiration on fostering innovation, read about one way we do it at Daxko: Daxko Lab Days.  

We want your feedback!  What ways are you encouraging innovation in your world?

Lisa H. is Director of Go-to-Market Strategy, and she thinks that Chex Mix and a Coke is the breakfast of champions.

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