For years I sought pathways past gate-keepers in order to introduce brain based renewal innovations for leaders and learners. Been there?
To prance past wardens of yesteryear, takes teaming up with intelligent innovators of tomorrow.
Pacesetters with courage to take risks – first must sidestep doors held shut by porters of the past. If your innovation has been barred behind sentients or cynics, you’ll especially enjoy the adventures of brainpower beyond the barriers.
It’s rarely easy to pioneer innovation in the best conditions, and near impossible to reconfigure tired traditions that able gate-keepers guard. In spite of tactics proven to reboot brainpower and add innovation, protectors of old turf tend to prevent growth as tenaciously as viruses prevent health.
Move your organization beyond dyed-in-wool custodians of past ruts and reboot brainpower for future expansion:
1). Rename your new program so that it no longer resembles an older model fiercely protected by a few dated workers who feel threatened by change. That way no red flags rise with those who insist on traditions and refuse change. Tried to update an innovative development course but cannot get it past an HR committee? Create instead, smart skill modules for a finer practices at work and require evidence of these new skills by those who seek promotions.
2). Team with diverse innovators from several departments for a larger vision at work. Gate-keepers find less support for blocking inventions that propose new practices across differences. Representation across multiple intelligences, can catapult cultures and communities over walls that block growth.
3. Start where you stand now, rather than wait for resources to pour in from the public purse, as gatekeeper tend tighten purse strings rather than fund innovation. Use social media groups to gather insights and enlist resources from people with vested interest in changes being made. The human brain comes with ready-to-start equipment to build and sustain innovative cultures. Cultures where innovation, design and the human brain, lead to profitability.
Fortunately, a new reality is emerging where innovators circle their gatekeepers, inspire others past gridlocks, and circumvent old stomping grounds. What could your workplace achieve beyond gatekeeper barricades?