Everyone wants to innovate, create and grow as a business and there are plenty of ways to get started. But if you really want to have a significant impact, you need to think teamwork. Here are three kinds of teams that can have a dramatic impact on your bottom line.
The Independent Squad. This could be an arrangement within your business comprised of workers you already have or it could be an independent partnership outside of your business that operates in a consulting capacity. Being able to work independently and come up with disruptive ideas is critical, and many organizations suffer under an older philosophy that may have been great decades ago but is stifling creativity now. Can you put together a group of younger up-and-comers with great ideas? What about partnering with a critical ally to reevaluate your practices?
Accept negativity. Every platitude on social media and within business tells us to not listen to the naysayers. But having the power to say no can keep a bad idea from progressing to the point where it has cost the business far more than it can recover. Who can you tap that has the insightful “power of no?”
Shake it Up. Getting the right “mix” when it comes to teamwork is difficult, and many articles are written in the academic world trying to perfect the process. But in fact, it can be quite helpful to have a random assortment of people who bring different points of view to critical problems. In fact, that is the basis of success for the world’s most powerful charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. So go ahead and pair the artist and the accountant together. See what happens!
Regardless of which team you try, having a different point of view is critical to spurring important innovations. Why not invite Komax to your plant facility to take a new eye toward innovation and key processes? You might just get your Independent Squad up and running!