Have You Lost Your Mojo?

According to a recent article over on Industry Week on Putting Creativity on the Company Agenda, Josh Linkner, founder and chairman of ePrize, claims that due to a constant focus on cost-cutting, efficiency gains and top-down control, too many organizations have lost their mojo.

Yes, Austin, if true, that’s not a good thing, especially given the ever-increasing arms race for competitive edge. But Linkner is correct about one thing, when the dust settles, the only thing that can’t be commoditized is creativity. So the last thing your organization wants to lose in its quest to become a next-generation supply management organization is its mojo.

So how can your organization get its mojo back if its lost it? Screw up. Seriously. Sometimes a dose of humility is the best medicine.