One of the biggest contributors to a team that lacks innovation isn’t typically about the team itself. It’s usually about you – the leader! The more you try to control your team, the more you end up stifling their creativity and innovation. Allow your team to get their creative juices flowing by giving them a problem to solve – and then getting out of their way. By giving them the time and freedom to collaborate on their own, you’ll be surprised at the inspiring ideas and solutions that arise. Team members aren’t constricted by the same worries that leaders have. They don’t see the business in the same way. Which allows them more flexibility to dream up new ideas and devise new methods for solving problems you may have been dealing with for years.
Contributors: Ashley Cox from SproutHR