Who isn’t hoping for the breakthrough that will transform their enterprise – the innovation that will set the world on its heels?
Hard to find, and more progress can be made by the less exciting method of continuous improvement.
Well, it’s not exactly continuous. More ‘fits and starts’. Still, if you’re always on the look-out for these minor opportunities for moving ahead, you will find them. And they do add up.
In a sense, innovation and continuous improvement are the same thing. It’s just a matter of scale. Breakthroughs look like a continuum when they’re viewed from a sufficient distance.
You’re more likely to advance with accumulating baby steps than if always looking for the transformative ‘smash hit’. Occasionally you’ll enjoy one of these, but it’s difficult to plan for.
Bust the charts or succeed by stealth? The answer is at your feet.