This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to be an effective and proactive member of an innovative team.
It applies to individuals who play a proactive role in demonstrating, encouraging or supporting innovation in a team environment. The individual may be a team participant or a team leader. Teams may be formal or informal and may comprise a range of personnel.
Within an organisation, the needs of business are to meet targets and to increase profitability. To create longevity and stability in the business market, an organisation needs to be a market leader, or at the very least to keep pace with its competitors. An organisation should create a secure and reputable business which looks after the needs of their customers.
In order to keep your organisation moving forwards, there will be times when innovation within the workplace is required. New ideas and working methods will need to be considered as businesses evolve in a constantly changing economic environment.
As part of your role, you will need to promote innovation within your team to help inspire and develop working practices and any necessary changes to keep pace with your organisation’s business needs.
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
— Barack Obama