SUSTAINING

innovative action

We will provide your company with tools to measure the current culture and the new culture, as it changes over time. Besides direction, innovation requires action. Idea Connection Systems’ experience and knowledge will guide your organization through the culture design process in its entirety, from idea generation to implementation of changes in policy and process.

SUSTAINMENT

Create an organizational culture that fosters and sustains innovation

At Idea Connection Systems®, we believe the human principles that promote innovation are timeless, but the human dynamics and politics within a company are not. We also believe innovation cannot be copied from one company to another. It must be tailored to a company’s goals, people, and system. We will provide your company with tools to measure the current culture and the new culture, as it changes over time. Besides direction, innovation requires action. Idea Connection Systems’ experience and knowledge will guide your organization through the culture design process in its entirety, from idea generation to implementation of changes in policy and process.

What Is Culture?

Investing in understanding and implementation of the human dynamics information is meaningless unless it can be sustained, yielding long-term success. This sustainment will also create an organizational culture that cultivates and sustains innovation. The culture of an organization is the sum of all the widely shared, deeply held values or beliefs of its people concerning what matters and what works in the organization, as it pursues its vision and goals.

What is Culture About?

Culture is foremost about the business and achieving results, however it is also about how people treat one another.

What Does Culture Do?

Culture tells employees “how we do things around here”. Culture tells employees what really “matters” and what really “works”, if they want to be successful.

Why Does it Matter?

On a daily basis, culture drives employee decisions about what to work on and how to get things done. Culture is the presence of leadership when there is no leadership present.

What does it mean to have a culture of innovation?

Idea Connection Systems focuses on providing support, consultation, and guidance for systemic change within organizations by implementing new workflows and employee restructuring. These new systems are only successful if they create new culture paradigms that challenge the expected and sedentary operation of an organization.

Within a culture of innovation, individuals work together; they collaborate and share ideas. Based on trust and led by innovators, this culture understands risks. Defined by unfiltered communication, internal politics become manageable instead of overbearing. In a culture of innovation, the system suits the individuals and organization’s goals. Instead of circumventing human roadblocks and organizational bureaucracy, employees can focus on innovating.

What drives a culture and its development?

  • Leaders and Managers – Direct Power
  • Determine the vision, strategies, goals, and priorities.
  • Decide on policies, procedures, systems, and processes.
  • Determine the structure of the organization, promote people, and allocate assignments.
  • Measure performance and distribute rewards and punishments.
  • Employees – Indirect Power and Influence
  • Have a knowledge base on which others rely.
  • Sustained presence.
  • Have the ear of management.
  • Are articulate and outspoken.
  • Non-Human Elements of an Organization
  • Once leaders and managers determine the vision, structure, performance measures, reward systems, policies, procedures, systems, and processes, each of these elements take on a life of their own and wield power in the organization.
  • Communicating important goals and successful processes to employees.

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Idea Connection Systems® is a trusted global consulting firm focused on providing instruments and services that leverage the unique human elements and dynamics within organizations to make innovation processes, systems, and results possible. Idea Connection Systems® was founded in 1988 from an intense desire to bring a clearer understanding of the key to making innovation happen within organizations. Central to understanding your organization’s innovative potential and its impact on any engagement is to truly understand and embrace the human element of the collective individuals. For over 30 years, Idea Connection Systems® has worked with clients to implement innovation systems; dissecting, understanding, and interpreting human dynamics to affect implementable and tangible change for organizations. This insight into human behavior is what empowers companies to leverage their different strengths, which shows them how to leverage, integrate, and optimize their potential talent within in the organization. In turn, they will then gain the understanding and guidance to implement and sustain new systems, strategies, and team structures to create new success.