Reward Solution Seeking Mindsets
This research now shows us that managers should encourage and reward innovative solution seeking. We can celebrate the innovators who find solutions in creative ways. These are the innovators who should get the spotlight and the resources. And rather than incentivizing only publication, offer financial recognition to those who embrace the solution-seeking mindset.
Innovate the Process of Innovating
It’s important to communicate that innovation is not only about having an innovative technology or science; it is also about innovating the actual process of innovating. As Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” There is no one process that fits all scientific and technological problems.