Getting Started with Innovation

Written by Dorus Silwizya

The good news is that anyone can be innovative. Here are some useful tips to get you started:

  • Become a problem detective: Carry a notebook or keep a note on your phone to jot down everyday problems you encounter. Question why things are done a certain way and see if there’s a better solution.
  • Fuel Your Curiosity: Sign up for newsletters from innovation thought leaders, industry publications, and local innovation hubs. Follow innovators on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Learn a structured problem-solving methodology like Design Thinking.
  • Network and Share: Attend innovation workshops or events hosted by innovation hubs or universities. Share your innovation journey, ideas, and learnings online to stay accountable and connect with others who share your passion.

Innovation is a journey, not a destination. By embracing the fundamentals, fostering an innovative mindset, and taking action, you can contribute to a more innovative and progressive future. Remember, the world needs your unique ideas and creative solutions. So, unleash your inner innovator and start making a difference today.