This newly-released report out of Canada, The Mother of Invention: Skills for Innovation in the Post-Pandemic World points out that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many enterprises to innovate rapidly in order to simply survive.
They contrast this with a 20-year effort of the Canadian Treasury Board that attempted to spur innovation by reducing risk. The researchers state that there is little evidence of any success from that risk-reduction Treasury program. They suggest an alternative. They urge policy and corporate leaders to fully embrace the imperfect and messy innovation we saw during the pandemic and commit to a developing a different kind of skillset for innovation – skill for agile, adaptive leadership and Strategic Doing. We are ready when you are Canada!
If you are interested in learning more about Strategic Doing, start here.