TC: STEP BACK AND FOCUS ON INNOVATION
A good starting point is to make a list of all the changes that are currently taking place in our country and also new feelings that we may be experiencing for the first time.
Many current and future changes can be identified by just observing what is happening around us. I will help you start a list: Covid-19, unemployment, working from home, living in more rural areas, lack of social interaction, elimination of vehicles using gas, as well as national and world wide unrest. Start a list and add to it as you observe other possible changes. I equate these coming changes as being as significant as the Industrial Revolution, and perhaps, the development of the internet.
The mind is a powerful influencer as to how people act. I see two dominant factors at work today: fear and uncertainty.
The next step to this challenge is for you to take an internal look at yourself. What concerns do you have? How has your industry been affected?
I believe that innovation is enhanced if there are two or more people sharing their thoughts, analyzing future needs and creating positive action plans. No, it’s impossible to create a solution that will satisfy everyone’s needs or to put everyone at ease. Finding one or more people to share ideas with you will be your first challenge. Fear and uncertainty causes people to live within their comfort zone, no matter how bad it is.
As you grow your “change list”, start a list next to each change as to future needs that will be required for the implementation of those changes. This process cannot be done in a vacuum; ongoing personal education is a requirement. Search the internet, read the right books and periodicals and find out what is happening in your local technology/business incubator centers.
Yes, things may get worse, but out of these “ashes” will rise many innovations which will create a better world for all of us. As BizQuack members our goal is to lead change and not follow it.
Are you up to the challenge?
Tips & Advice by Nick Petra, founder of BizQuack and Strategic Duck.
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