Saturday, May 19, 2007

An early morning at Sarah’s house

It is my first morning after arriving to Bay Area. I slept well. The flight was quite easy. I was nicely surprised with the United economy + program… business class sits with enough legroom and plenty of beverages, which is all that matters for me.. .I do not care much about food…

I woke up thinking about innovation… I usually do not dream about such stuff… my dreams are usually taking me too much more profound, personal dimensions… not this time… it was about “How do we make a real content shift from productivity and quality mentality (that were both really well explored in the past) towards innovation?” My thoughts were the following…

The vital forces of our economy in the past (productivity & quality) had to do with habits, patterns improvements, knowledge, learning.. I think that in the case of innovation we are dealing with much more. We need to wake up and acknowledge our talents, the true “I” that is imbedded deep within us, and nobody is really teaching us how to do that. We learn in schools, at wor how to observe the outside world, e.g., in business that would mean customers, suppliers, competition, new comers, technology progress…. but not who the company really is within itself… the inner strengths. Yet, that is where the true power of innovation is hidden, is waiting to be awakened.

So, building a powerful innovative space, environments, we need to wake up our inner world, the curious child within and allow it to play with the excitement that only inner powers can provide… and the flow of creativity will burst out…that is where an important role is played by managers, leaders – connecting this wonderful streams of creativity with the ever changing needs of the outside world and when they match we get this beautiful flow of rightness….

The sun is coming out and it is going to be a great day. I can just feel it…

1 comment:

Peter Ryan said...

Dear Ms Bulc.
I can only imagine what it is that your personal dreams on the plane may be, but the real “innovation” in the new business paradigm must be the relationship with the Spiritual, that I have read in your other blogs. This facet of human conciousness, so neglected in living history, can be the only hope for a new way forward, not only for business development but in the whole arena of human relationship. Respect for the “lower echelons” of any business can only be ignored at peril, and the all powerful heirarchy system must be re-appraised. I hope that your visions bring fruit, I shall be watching this space….. Yours…PR