The Term Innovation
Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Anna Yasharian
The term innovation means a new way of doing something. It may refer to incremental, radical, and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. A distinction is typically made between invention, an idea made manifest, and innovation, ideas applied successfully
(McKeown 2008). The goal of innovation is positive change, to make someone or something better. (Definition found in Wikipedia)
That is my new word for the New Year: Innovation.
There are several ways to apply innovation—whether it is a new direction of focus for a company, relationships, or our homes. I think it was brilliant that even in Christopher Lowell’s Blog he referred to the word “reinvention.” How and what will you reinvent this year? Read the definition above again: ” This is a process (distinction) that is typically made between invention, an idea made manifest, and innovation, ideas applied successfully.” WOW!!! Chris leaves us pondering the thought . . . what do we plan on doing with it? I don’t know about you, but I find myself with an incredible and inspiring new challenges for “2009″. Can someone pass me a paint brush?