The Innovator’s Advantage: Revealing the Hidden Connection Between People and Process

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Heads up, employers. Want to transform low employee morale for an energized staff? According to Baiya and Price, success may not require replacing everyone but simply learning the secrets of motivation.

This little book is not written in cheerleader fashion but rather with a methodical progression of steps that, if followed, will build positive results in most any type of company, whether service industry or manufacturing. Certainly for a fee these authors will present their catered advice to suit individual situations. Contact Baiya’s expertise stems from a background as a research chemist, process development engineer, executive portfolio manager of intellectual property for a global company, and a policy advisor for research and commercialization. Price handles more of the speaking engagements with his early history as a coach and recently as an executive of a multinational company. The combination of the two offers realistic solutions to complex problems.

Each chapter tackles a single stage of the progression toward grassroots change in the morale of the employee base by first discovering the natural talents they already possess, then positioning them in relation to corporate innovations to optimize their potential. At the end of each chapter a recap reminds the reader of the key factors developed within.

Probably one of the most original concepts developed by these authors can be found in “The Innovator’s Advantage Blueprint” series, which highlights six different aspects of the process and breaks them down into understandable terms. By the end of the book, a manager or employer possesses the basic tools necessary to generate a positive turn from within the current employee base of virtually any company. The goal to simply produce more at an efficient cost will be met not by a thin incentive but by creating an environment where individuals from across the board become active participants in problem-solving. In other words, this book teaches you how to overcome the attitude so prevalent in corporations of “us against them” and replaces it with a workforce that thinks in terms of “our company, our project.”

If this book has a flaw, it is this: at the onset, the steps appear deceptively easy. They are simple, and in some cases relatively common sense. However, in practical application, transforming a negative environment into one of natural synergy takes a committed effort.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 191 pages
Publisher Aloha Publishing
Publish Date 2017-Apr-11
ISBN 9781612061221 Buy this Book
Issue July 2017
Category Business & Investing


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