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The importance of assembling a team which will not only lead innovation but also create the right conditions for internal change
If there is one thing that the last couple of weeks have taught us it is the importance of teamwork, at least if you’re a sports fan. With the Rugby World Cup competing with the final rounds of European football qualification there have been plenty of examples of leadership and teamwork to choose from even before other sports such as F1, cricket and the NFL visit to the UK are taken into consideration.
Whatever your team of choice, it is hard to escape the way in which teamwork and the correct choice of team can play a huge part in success or failure. We are not going to praise or blame here but the overwhelming message has been that team selection and cohesiveness has to cover everyone involved, from those on the pitch to the backroom staff who organise, support and guide.
It’s a message which can easily be translated into business, particularly those businesses which are looking to strengthen or change their culture. It’s one reason why in our forthcoming book, Building a Culture of Innovation, we have given such prominence to the importance of assembling a team which will not only lead innovation but also create the right conditions for internal change.
This is step two on the pathway towards innovation success and it is one which cannot be undertaken lightly. In fact, in the book we call it “undoubtedly the most important step towards a successful cultural transformation.”
Building a Culture of Innovation is being published by Kogan Page on 3rd December and is now available for pre-order.