The trouble with most old-school companies is that knowledge is shared on a need-to-know basis only. That strategy might necessary if you’re working on a defense contract that requires team members to undergo security clearances and wear badges denoting their top-secret status. For the rest of us, sharing knowledge should be part of the culture established by managers.
Change or die. This is the mantra of many businesses facing disintermediation in the marketplace. To tap into innovative ideas and move into new lines of business, you may need to change your leadership style.
If you can inspire your employees to think innovatively and help them nurture creative suggestions from concept to product, your company is likely to achieve a growth rate of at least 15%.
SalesFuel President/CEO C. Lee Smith was prominently featured in the February 2016 edition of Columbus CEO magazine as the publication’s Innovation Spotlight – highlighting the rebranding of the company. Smith was also the featured CEO Q&A page in the Sunday Columbus Dispatch on February 14, 2016.
The sound of the future is getting louder for retailers. For many, that sound is the click of a computer button or the swipe of a screen on a mobile device. Bricks and mortar retailers, especially grocers, would like to hear the sounds of more shoppers in their stores. To achieve that goal, Nielsen analysts say they must innovate.