What is integral innovation (an innovation definition): The Image
Upper-Left Quadrant definition of innovation:
Business creativity and innovation are sparked if employees believe they are creative, curious and playful in finding 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 and thus new creative behaviors appear, that is when your body shifts the way it receives, process and transmits information through the senses. As a leader, you have to offer employees radically novel circumstances and experiences to fertilize the possibility of novel behaviors.
Lower-Left Quadrant definition of innovation:
Business creativity and innovation are sparked when different people socialize and share their insights in a free manner. Employees, clients, suppliers, shareholders and stakeholders, different roles, different ages, sexes, religions, lifestyles, colors, mindsets – all makeup 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 create, declare and live by 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 (lower-right), triggering each of its stakeholders to believe they are creative (upper-left) and to outwardly manifest (upper-right) and share (lower-left) their different maps of life.
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