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15. Inspire to innovate

Inspiration is at the heart of innovation. Are your people inspired? Take a look around your office. Is it conducive to inspiration?

Work with a designer to create inspiring spaces. Like cubicles for productivity and concentration, providing employees with areas that are conducive to creativity, dialog, and inspiration should be top of the list.

It may sound silly at first, but improving your office will give your employees a boost of inspiration — clutter can clutter the mind. Look at some of the most innovative businesses today, then look at their office. Like Apple or Google. Their offices inspire innovative thinking.

16. Listen and respond