To Foster Innovation, Cultivate a Culture of Intellectual Bravery

When an organization stops innovating, it is only a matter of time before it fails. Harvard Business Review has published an article that talks about erosion of intellectual bravery in the work space. "Intellectual bravery is a willingness to disagree, dissent, or challenge the status quo in a setting of social risk in which you could be embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in some way." This leads to a lack of innovation from employees. The article linked above breaks down why this is so important for a business to succeed, and ways to create an environment for employees to put forward their ideas that is encouraged by rewarding successful ones.