Monday, February 28, 2011

Innovation Class First Blog Post

Innovation in the Workplace

Blue Cheese Nation Update, Mar. 1st 2011 
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

     The purpose of the course is to promote 
innovation in the workplace. The definition of 
innovation can be stated as the introduction of 
something new, a new idea, method, or device. We have examined the process, the environment, and the state of creativity necessary for fostering innovation. Without innovation, things stay the same and can cause products and companies to be left behind. Innovation is the key to winning in the competition of the business world. To this extent, innovation can improve profitability, employment sustainability and help provide solutions to the worlds many challenges. Along with innovation comes the resistance of change, the ambiguous human challenge. Effective managing for the future can hinge on one’s ability to incorporate, identify and foster innovation.

     I personally think that innovation holds the key to completion in the world’s market place. History shows America has stayed on top because of it’s dedication to innovation. Unfortunately, in recent times, we see restrictions on such ideas of high speed rail, stem cell research, genetic advancements and lack of invention funding. America seems mired in the security that normal is better than stepping outside the box. While this mentality prevails in the US, other countries move forward. China boasts of the fastest trains in the world and laws requiring 30 mile per gallon cars. Japan and South Korea move to advance robots and electronic intelligence. Germany and European countries move to wind generation as 25 percent of their energy sources. European nations become the countries supporting space travel and supplying the space station. Brazil depends on no other nations for their energy needs. If America stays the course, it will lose it’s world’s influence. Without innovation, leadership is fleeting. 
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1 comment:

I'm always excited to hear and see your ideas. Together we will build a better world.