One of the many benefits of ISO’s new standard on innovation management is that it delivers across the board, keeping businesses of all sizes agile, adaptable and resilient enough to cope with today’s challenges. Here, experts from two companies –one big, one small – explain why ISO 56002 is a key driver of sustainable growth and value.
Where would we be without innovation? It’s not something we spend our time mulling over, but without innovations such as, among many others, the printing press, the humble light bulb, clocks and telephones – not to mention, of course, the wheel, that got the whole thing rolling – we would still be living in the dark ages.
Fast-forward to today and where would we be without the slim metallic device that slides easily into a back pocket or sits snugly in the palm of the hand. It not only connects us with each other but also to the Internet and a world of information? According to cell phone trade-in site bankmycell, 3.5 billion people use a smartphone today. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who transformed the company into a world leader in telecommunications, led the way with the iPhone, which is still one of the most popular and sought-after smartphones today.
Jobs, along with the likes of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, is among the roll call of top innovators who have become household names. People renowned for their vision, creativity and single-mindedness in pushing boundaries to achieve their goals. As in many other fields, success doesn’t come overnight. Jobs had a bumpy time at Apple and it took 18 years before Musk’s company SpaceX achieved his goal of launching astronauts into space in 2020. In doing so, SpaceX has become the first private company to launch astronauts for NASA and set a new trajectory for space travel and exploration.