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Q. What is the biggest hurdle to innovation in an organization?

A. The biggest hurdle to innovation in an organization is the fear of rejection. Human beings, by inherent nature, do not like rejection. An employee in an organization usually tends to be apprehensive of how his/her innovative idea would be perceived in the organization - whether it will have any impact on his/her individual performance, whether innovative ideas would be treated as shortcomings to existing systems, whether the implementers of existing systems would criticize the idea, whether the employee will be acknowledged for his/her contribution. Such factors weigh heavily on an employee's psyche and prevent him/her from coming forward with an idea. Innovation stems from need. In this era of uncertainty and digital disruption, unless an organization is willing to acknowledge that there is scope for improvement, innovation will continue to be thwarted and risk of stagnation will loom over us.

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