After working in the communications industry for more than 10 years, we have formed a few perspectives on innovation. At present, the most interesting thing for us is not that we have the ability to innovate because innovation is human nature. How humans we care about most are innovative. If, as some people have said, the process of innovation is accelerating, then I believe that what is actually changing is not the desire for innovation, but the environment for innovation.
We understand a lot of leading technologies. In the past few years, as the functionality and importance of the network has increased, it has made it easier for us to explore new issues and participate in previously unfamiliar work. New tools can inspire our creativity and increase the efficiency of our core tasks; new collaborations can extend my capabilities to the innovation process in other sectors.
Recently, the boundaries between corporate technology and personal technology are becoming increasingly blurred and sometimes indistinguishable. Instant messaging, easy-to-roam file sharing programs and blogs all help to strengthen collaboration between people. This more intuitive network technology (I call it consumer-grade networking technology) is easier to use than some of the complex, specialized business applications that have emerged before, so I use the network more frequently and efficiently. . The exchange of ideas has never been as fast and simple as it is today.
Social networks enable groups to quickly and easily form a consensus that enables ordinary people to actively participate in innovative activities that were previously unavailable. In the past, people often spent months promoting their opinions. Now, with a few clicks of the mouse, we can tell people what we think and what we think. The boundaries of collaboration have extended from geographically close to all corners of the world.
Collaborative workspaces also have many advantages. Shared web applications enhance the participation and simplicity of “brainstorming” discussions by creating a secure public workspace where all participants can work. Because participants can communicate in real time, everyone can exchange ideas more easily and clearly, so that the creative process is not limited by time and place. Previously, after sending a document or image via email, it sometimes took a few days to finish editing, and then integrated a variety of repetitive suggestions; now, we can not only see the edited content in real time, but also know the modifiers and Modified time.
These new technologies combine to create an innovative environment that benefits us all. In this new environment, creativity will continue to burst, turning many ideas that were previously impossible into reality.