The vast majority of business leaders are looking for innovation in all the wrong places. Today’s organizational goals—engagement, innovation, collaboration—cannot be achieved via dictate or commandment. As Dov Seidman explains in this Fortune article, innovation stems from a deep foundation of trust in employees and business partners.
“By giving employees the freedom and resources to test new ideas, leaders can unlock a new world of potential innovation,” he says. “Such calculated, responsible risk-taking can yield powerful, new products and services and, in turn, improved business performance.”