Are Entrepreneurs Better at Innovation?
Author: Sarah A Scala, M. Ed & OD, ACC
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In 2018, Sarah Scala Consulting partnered with MindEdge Learning as a subject matter expert on Team Creativity, Innovation, and Employee Performance. I was interviewed to produce video content about specific topics that were incorporated into their online learning courses for MindEdge’s clients. For the course focused on Innovation in Teams and Organizations, Creativity was defined as the generation of new ideas, while Innovation was defined as commercialization of those ideas to create value. This is part of a blog series about this project.
Entrepreneurs can be better at Innovation than those in established organizations because there are fewer levels of approval. There are often less hoops to jump through to test ideas when running a small business, and there are less stakeholders involved. There also seems to be more safety for taking risks than in larger organizations. Depending upon the culture, many organizations simply like to do what has always been done, and may not be open to trying new solutions.
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A dynamic consultant, coach, and educator, Sarah Scala provides organization and leadership development, executive coaching, succession planning, change management, public speaking facilitation, and team development solutions. Her work transforms performance of executives, leaders, and teams, helping them reach their highest potential. She supports US-based and global clients across cultures, generations, geographies, and diverse industries.
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