Effective innovators need a range of thinking skills, styles, and processes that help them generate ideas and turn them into useful innovations. These can be broken down into four interconnected parts: IQ, ESI (emotional and social intelligence), AQ (agile intelligence), and CQ (creative intelligence).
SAFe is a popular Agile methodology for business agility, but it doesn't guarantee success on its own. Kate Chajka outlines the importance of measuring development work to business outcomes and discusses the new Flow Metrics added to the latest SAFe iteration.
Agile teams face five spooky monsters that threaten their success – The Agileless Horseman, The Scrum Thing, The Grim Worker, The Silostein Monster, and Tools from the Black Lagoon. But there are ways to fight back and succeed.
To sustain innovation in an organization, it is essential to cultivate a creative work culture where innovation is welcomed as part of the work. By encouraging specific behaviors that promote creativity and innovation, a company can affect lasting, positive cultural change.
Organizational innovations such as AI, automation, and cloud solutions are gaining importance in the workplace, as companies strive to improve their performance and competitiveness through new organizational methods that reduce administrative costs, enhance employee productivity and reduce supply chain costs.