Opinion: Embrace innovation to unlock your people's potential

Fran Minogue

With all the doom and gloom in the retail sector, I thought it would be uplifting to write about something positive – innovation and purpose.

We recently held a breakfast event moderated by the wonderful Annemie Ress from energy firm Innogy, looking at how to embed innovation into an organisation.

In order to drive meaningful growth, the kind that can potentially change the landscape of an industry, there are some fundamental shifts that have to take place, which are harder for corporates to embrace as they are usually built along hierarchical lines, but come naturally to start-ups as they often don’t have the resources to act differently.

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