The Key to Innovation in the Workplace

I read recently that innovation in the workplace is rare and that it is fuelled by a certain set of conditions. The research found that a higher salary is not conducive to greater innovation but it can be useful for motivating staff when the job responsibilities are repetitive and don't require creative thinking. However, if the work does require creative thought, then the work environment needs to support it. What are the special conditions that support innovation?

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Seeing the Opportunity in Conflict

We're generally conditioned to view conflict as a negative experience, rather than as an opportunity. Conflict occurs when two or more people disagree on a strategy for an issue or an action, past, present or future. Conflict can remain unresolved until the individuals involved are able to move to a deeper level of understanding about the situation. This can only occur if three specific steps are taken.

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