Do you know that a Google search on ‘why innovate’ produces 114,000,000 results? There is a lot of conversation going on about innovation and even more specifically, its importance in business. Innovation has become part of a survival kit for companies that want to meet current and future customers’ needs.
The world has become so fast-paced; there is always something new and better being created. You can’t afford to be left behind; be the trendsetter. However, it is imperative to note that your idea doesn’t have to be the next big thing. It is about developing ideas that help you create better products for customers, improve your business operations and help you stay relevant.
For example, optimising internal purchase approvals by digitising this process cannot be seen by your customers. But it curbs late approvals and provides a transparent place where purchase requests and approvals can be monitored.
At BongoHive Consult, we believe in the power of innovation to help build what’s next. We are happy to be a partner with whom corporate organisations can build viable solutions that change the world.
Here are 5 reasons why we are obsessed with innovation.
Every time you create or improve your products or processes, you give your business a competitive edge. Being ahead of industry trends sets you apart from others and establishes you as the business of choice. Additionally, you attract more customers and better partnerships. In unprecedented times, innovation helps you to adapt quickly.
2. New Market Opportunities
Customers are always looking for something better, and you should be the company to meet this need. It goes beyond just creating products, but it’s about providing the right solutions for the right problems. To outperform the competition in a saturated business environment, identify gaps in the market and solve them immediately. Market research is essential because it helps you understand your customers’ pain points, and introduces you to a new customer base. What this means for your business are new business opportunities, business growth and new revenue streams.
3. Improved Efficiency and Productivity
New and better ways of operations benefit both your customers and employees. When you establish innovation as a core value, you train your employees to be efficient in their work. In return, they will serve customers efficiently. As you develop and apply new ideas, productivity increases because you can do more with little or the same inputs. This further means more profits for your business and enough goods and services needed for economic growth.
4. A Better Workforce
Employees are attracted to workplaces that have a proactive approach to business. They are looking to stay in a workplace where they can be creative and involved in decision making. Retaining the best talent helps your business grow because you maintain a pool of staff who understand and align with your goals.
5. Brand Image
Innovation helps you establish a good brand image, and it provides credibility to your products. Being innovative builds confidence in your business; this ensures brand success.
As you provide a memorable experience to customers, they will reward you by acting as your marketing outlet. You further develop a good brand image when your innovations are socially or environmentally friendly.
To sum it all, to succeed in this rapidly changing business environment, you have to embrace innovation as part of your strategic goals.
The right innovative initiatives can help you establish a wider customer base, an engaged and efficient workforce, and stay ahead of the competition.
Now that you know the importance of innovation in your business, what’s next? Our innovation team is ready to support you in implementing a successful innovation strategy. Talk to us today.