On LinkedIn, Jacques Levy, co-founder of VISULT and OKR consultant, shares his thoughts on the world of management. In this article, he questions the notion of innovation in management.
“For a company to be successful, it must industrialise a process and invent new ones regularly. It’s enough to drive you crazy, isn’t it? 🤔
In the field of management, one can read on the right and on the left that France is behind in its management methods. OK.
Reasons flourish and it is explained that the old continent is bogged down in its beliefs, etc.
And yet, on closer inspection, things are moving!
Many initiatives exist and managerial innovation is flourishing here and there.
But then, what is an innovation?
The Larousse gives us this definition: “to introduce something new to replace something old in any field”.
What about a managerial innovation?
In which camp can we place it?
It depends, and this is where the paradox arises.
Imagine that a new revolutionary method appears and you decide to deploy it. This is a case of adopting an innovation.
Now imagine that a method that has existed for decades suddenly appears. Would you see it as an innovation?
👉Case 1: if you are told that it has just come out, certainly!
👉Case 2: if you are told it has been around for 30 years, is it still an innovation in your eyes? “
Do you have an opinion on the matter?