How 3M nurtured Innovation?
3M’s Evolutionary tree illustrated in the snapshot below, helped encourage innovation by encouraging people to come up with new ideas. All the success related to Post-it notes and similar such products can be attributed to the Evolutionary Tree philosophy followed at 3M.
Jim Collins mentions the same in his best selling book Built to Last
Giving people the freedom to fail is an essential aspect of ensuring innovation at the workplace. 3M truly is an innovation led company and has shown the way for its peers.