Among the skills that companies cherish these days is the ability to innovate. Most of us are innovators on some level, but we may not recognize our own abilities. We downplay the contribution we make with suggestions or actions that improve our own or others’ work. Yet, any fresh idea that creates a more efficient, cost-effective, easier, or collaborative workplace is an innovation.Here are a few keywords and key phrases that will help you write about your contribution as the innovation that it truly is:
- Initiated [a program, process, collaboration, or event]
- Re-organized [a team, documents, business unit]
- Wrote [a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), the first user manual, a new brochure]
- Opened up [a new market, a new facility]
- Created [a technique, a campaign, a way to…]
- Recognized [an opportunity to…]
- Introduced [Lean manufacturing, for example]
- Predicted [a consumer trend]
- Developed [a product, a relationship, a new source for…]
Innovation takes many forms. Lean manufacturing, for example, has been around for years. But if you are the first to introduce it to your company, then you are an innovator. Your company may have been selling the same product for decades; but if you are the one who opened up a new revenue stream, you are an innovator.
Maybe all your innovations have been directed toward making your own work more efficient. Someone once said that if necessity is the mother of invention, laziness is the father. Many creations have their start in someone wanting an easier life; never downplay an innovation because of its roots.
Finally, many innovations build on the work of others. When you modify an existing product, re-organize an existing team, or develop an existing relationship to make it more profitable, you are innovating. No one else saw or grabbed that opportunity. You did.
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