A single image + 5 short sentences explaining what’s integral innovation.

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Upper Left Quadrant definition of innovation:

Business creativity and innovation are sparked if employees believe they are creative, curious and playful in nding solutions to an ardent problem which they consider is theirs. As a leader, you have to get people to trust their natural creativity.

Upper Right Quadrant definition of innovation:

Business creativity and innovation are sparked when new neuronal connections are sparked, that is, when your body shifts the way it receives information through the senses. As a leader, you have to increase polarity by offering employees radically novel circumstances and experiences.

Lower Left Quadrant definition of innovation:

Business creativity and innovation are sparked when different people socialise and share their insights in a free manner. Employees, clients, suppliers, shareholders and stakeholders, different roles, different ages, sexes, religions, lifestyles, colours, mindsets – all make up people. When gathered, they produce a ‘social pollination’ of ideas, and from this ‘collaborative emergence’ new ideas are born. As a leader, you have to let people mingle in any combination.

Lower Right Quadrant definition of innovation:

Business creativity and innovation are sparked when there is a business framework defined by a strong overarching vision of a problem/ focus-question which employees are interested in solving. A leader has to transform himself and embrace his polar nature, masculine and feminine, and create a compelling humanistic vision for the people he leads.

Integral Innovation (all quadrants):

A business is innovative if it shows a dedication to a higher life purpose, triggering each of its stakeholders to believe they are creative and to outwardly manifest and share their different maps of life.

 

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