At Technalink, we believe in the power of innovation. Without being innovative, no spiritual management strategy is enough to propel a business to success, and you need to stay one step ahead to ensure you keep your client or consumer base interested and coming to you for all of their relative needs. When it comes to building an innovative business, compassionate leadership has been found to be an irreplaceable and invaluable ingredient to encouraging just the sort of creativity necessary to power innovation and see it through. Why does compassionate leadership build an innovative culture so well? There are a few reasons.
First and foremost, a compassionate place to work is a place where employees and co-workers will feel most comfortable. They don’t have to put a guard up to ward against hostility, and they know they’ll be listened to and spoken with, rather than brushed aside and spoken to. This type of culture creates an atmosphere that leaves creative people comfortable in being creative, and they know that even ideas that may not be their best will receive constructive feedback to lead them to a better idea in a positive way. When a person fears being reprimanded or put down, their mind won’t be capable of putting out their best work, but compassion helps to tear those blocking walls down.
Next, compassionate leadership can also help people who maybe thought they weren’t the most innovative minds to try it out and reach their full potential. A lack of creativity is often something caused by a fear of being put down for ideas another person doesn’t like, but compassionate leadership lifts these minds up rather than shutting them down. With compassionate leadership and aligning yourself with another person, you help to open up their mind to possibilities they never knew they had within themselves. Not only does this help people to grow, but it helps to spread this compassionate atmosphere from person to person as it yields results.
This innovation through compassionate leadership idea is one that has been picking up steam over the last handful of years, and being adopted by some of the most innovative names in technology and business today. More and more leaders are realizing that leading a team is more important than being a boss, and you’re only going to get the top potential out of your talent by nurturing and encouraging it. Like a garden, it should be cared for a watered to grow, and the same goes for today’s top minds.