Workers involved in engineering, design and marketing often feel it's their duty to innovate, but creativity and innovation are important in all roles, Art Petty writes. He advises leaders to take responsibility for fostering an atmosphere of innovation and promoting situations that encourage a creative mindset.
There are always many different perspectives on a team, but your job as a leader is to pull the team together to create a common vision and facilitate creative solutions, writes Art Petty. He suggests letting team members see the problem and discover solutions for themselves as well as encouraging questions.
The notion of workplace loyalty needs to be revisited, writes Art Petty. The duration of one's employment with a company is irrelevant to this discussion, given the complexities and unpredictable nature of global competition, he writes.