empathivity is the acronym for empathy and creativity, two essential skills for innovation. It is therefore an excellent name for an initiative aimed at establishing innovation as an essential ability in organizations.
The claim ‘Innovation as a habit‘ is also very significant. Innovation is a process, rather than an art. It is democratic. Anyone can practice it. It is not reserved for geniuses or big budgets.
Taking Simon Sinek’s golden circle as a reference, these are the Why, How and What of empathivity:
Why (purpose): we need to innovate to meet the challenges of the new era.
How (process): unleashing the innovation potential of individuals, teams and organisations.
What (outcome): empowering innovation communities to collaborate in generating sustainable value.
These are our beliefs:
- We exist to create sustainable value
- Feel the problem to understand the needs
- Curiosity fuels progress
- The best questions, the best outcomes
- Diversity copes better with complexity
- Unbiased observation
- Creativity is trained
- Nothing great is made alone
- Knowledge in context is light
- Innovation is not an art, it is a process
And this is our vision:
We create innovation communities for organisations in which stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, partners, …) and external agents collaborate to unleash the organisation’s innovation potential.
The vision includes the use of blockchain technology to reward innovation activities, recognise innovators and raise funding for radical and disruptive innovation projects.
Learn more at empathivithy.com