As you start your innovation journey in your organization, you’ll discover one role which naturally resonates with your character and personality. This is the addition you bring to your organization’s innovation capabilities and competencies. In this brief article is a description of the 10 kinds of personas who influence innovation in any organization.
Innovation is the act of introducing a new device, method or material for commercial or practical purposes. Most times innovators get engrossed in the solution without as much thought about the adoption of the technology itself —of what use then is an innovation if no one uses it? As COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on Nigeria, and the rest of the world experts such as the World Health Organisation have prescribed different measures to contain this highly contagious infection. One of these measures — and the easiest too — is the old habit of frequent hand washing.
Every day I wake up to the task of guiding young people to create a solution and tackle a challenge. The most difficult part of this work is inspiring them to do what they need to do when they ought to do it; as against what they want to do when they feel like doing it. It turns out that this is more difficult than raising funds for our programmes. Admittedly, these talented folks have just 10 hours a week to work with me. Question then becomes: How do you squeeze out the best of 10 hours from an ambitious multi-talented young adult who is battling with so many other distractions?
I like food, not just because it keeps my body energized; food gives hope to humanity. Researching and writing about food and its technologies didn’t have my attention until a recent project on food innovation which has aroused my great interest in the subject. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 820 million people do not have enough food. And this is more than population of all Europe.