Bring on the ideas, ensure they don't stop
When do enterprises truly dream up innovations and dare to create the new? When the organization is wired for innovations, perhaps? But, what really unleashes possibilities and the organization's passion to unthink? I am convinced that this is more likely to happen in firms where the fear of failure is mitigated. Or when a failed idea costs the enterprise so much lesser than one may have imagined, that the pressure to always "get it right" does not impede the "let's imagine-the-unimagined" process.
One way to build the "fearless thinker's enterprise" is to leverage business platforms. The business platform is premised on that heady efficiency-driving, on-demand and cost-managed concoction - Cloud computing, with Software as a Service and Business Process Outsourcing - served by a partner solely and wholly accountable for business results. This means all those great benefits of agility, cost-effectiveness and ease-of-scale are yours to enjoy. At costs that are directly commensurate with measurable business results. Of course, it's not difficult to see how this can up the velocity of innovation, bring down costs-to-create, and enable resource ramp up or ramp down at will. Suddenly, innovation engineered in this manner poses far less risk to the organization.
Really, amazing possibilities for competitive differentiation can open up with business platforms. Need more compelling reasons to take the platform plunge? Go on and click right here