Sometimes you just need a book that walks you through step-by-step how to run productive problem-solving exercises with your coworkers and team. Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution by Lisa Bodell is just the book you need.
No matter the type of business you are in, you are stuck in a rut. This rut may be so deep that you don’t even notice. Unfortunately, you and your company do things a certain way because that is how you’ve always done them. This creates an environment where you get stuck and your ability to innovate stagnates.
When those in your company start to realize that you aren’t making much progress, you might turn to consultants to help diagnose the problem. However, your employees and team may already have the answers. You just need to tap into that source of knowledge.
Kill the Company will help you challenge your current status quo. The book lays out techniques and methods for thinking through and around the challenges that seem to be roadblocks and dead ends today.
This book shares examples from the author’s experience to help give context, but more importantly it lays out actionable things that you can use right away.
Sometimes it is hard to challenge the norm and standard operating procedures in business. When you try to question things, you might get labeled as a heretic. However, this book offers a great platform and trusted third party to help break the ice with your coworkers, employees, and even your boss.
The end of Kill the Company includes a detailed “Innovation Toolkit” that models how to work on different skills, techniques, and problems. You’ll find at least one tool here that will change how you think about and do business.
Recommendation: Use this Book
Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution has pages of practical activities you can do with your team today to help break down the current status quo that is hampering your business and hurting your potential.