We all want to be innovative and continue to stay competitive in the marketplace. But gaining market share or creating a new product that takes the market by storm doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process. Fortunately, you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to innovation. As the innovation experts, we can suggest a few things to help you get started!
Accept the possibility of failure. The chances of getting any project perfectly right on initial launch is not very likely. Even with a success, you are likely to find much to continue to tweak. Failure is a critical part of the growth process, and often innovation lies right on the shadow of failure. On the other hand, if something continually is not working, it might be time to call in an expert.
Jump in and get going. Don’t fall prey to “paralysis of the analysis.” The first step is simply to take the first step, and it’s called the hardest step for a reason. Combined with fear of failure, taking that first step can mean the difference in success and never getting started in the first place. Just try!
Access the right people. This may mean listening to your equipment operators instead of your consulting team. While you need to involve key people at all critical junctions of your projects, sometimes it’s important to recognize when you cannot go it alone. If you think your factory floor just won’t accommodate new equipment, for example, maybe you need a partner like Komax to really help you think outside the box.
Komax has decades of experience taking a fresh look at a factory floor, solving a key problem plaguing an industry and taking advantage of already existing technologies that simply need a little modification to work more efficiently. Browse our case studies and see how we have solved a variety of needs for some complex problems within a range of industries! How can we help drive your innovation?