POSTED 26 Mar 2019 - 11:47

What is essential for an organisation to cultivate an innovation culture?

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How do you as a business leader bring innovation to the workplace?
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Melissa Kwee, CEO, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)
26 Apr 2019 - 17:19

Leaders express the WHY of innovation that inspires and emboldens people to overcome their fear of change. I believe social innovation matters most because it means more good created and more people served or served more efficiently. We need to call forth and unleash talent to pursue public good and not just private interest. NVPC has a Digital Innovation team that is seeking to enable system-level innovation by evolving from a product to platform strategy with giving.sg to transform our giving culture with many partners. Our most recent is a blockchain pilot to increase transparency and giver engagement. May we apply the best for the most and the least.

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Annie Koh, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship VP, Business Development, Singapore Management University
17 Apr 2019 - 17:36

Innovation takes place with the right culture. I would say it's almost as basic as learning your ABC.

A to go with being Agile and Adaptable - to experiment and try with small projects. Make changes and reinvent almost constantly and learn as you change and implement.

B stands for being Bold which is not about being reckless. It's about being courageous and responsible. Spend time doing your own homework and understand the problems deeply.

C is about being collaborative. Nobody innovates in a vacuum - the best ideas come from working with diverse groups of talent, across different units and not necessarily within the same office or even same company. The SICC innovation awards, for example, will only allow participation of innovation projects between big companies and SMEs.

Innovation is iterative - almost as simple as ABC. And include determination to fail and try again and again if you need a D - innovate by Doing.

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