: a new idea, device, or method
: the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
: the process of constant improvement and creative change
: a requirement for the continued success of multi-generational family enterprises
Like any other business, family businesses benefit from, if not require, a culture of innovation—a culture that supports constant improvements to its products, services, processes, governance, and planning.
While the dynamics within family businesses often present obstacles to innovation, a clear view of the competitive advantages of an innovative culture can overcome them.
Next week I’ll write about these obstacles and about some of the advantages enjoyed by family businesses that support a culture of innovation.