What are the secrets to innovation? How can the construction industry find new ways of innovating tools for the trade or to improve productivity? Sometimes, the answer is not in the black, but in the white space between the lines. You just have to challenge how you think about innovating.
That’s the word from Matthew May, a popular motivational speaker on business processes, who also writes a blog and columns for the small business website OpenForum.com. Sometimes, he says it’s what you don’t do that can inspire creative approaches to problem solving—and innovation. It’s the notion of subtraction as part of the equation of what to do, and that isn’t there can often trump what is.