I believe that the best way for leaders to create a culture of innovation is to invest time in your team. Show them you are invested in them and that you are interested in their feedback. Sharing with them the importance of learning and growing from work is critical. When team members feel valued and worthwhile, they are more likely to invest in the growth and success of the business.
Leverage examples by demonstrating success stories of when team members have been innovative and found success. Share and communicate the success and outcomes. By showing that you are open to contributions from the team at large, you are likely to obtain significant interest and a culture of innovation.
Contributors: Deborah Sweeney from MyCorporation