McKinsey, in their Report ‘Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work,’ use the term Deltas to refer to a mixture of skills and attitudes. It is not just our capabilities that will solve problems, but how we create our reality, with our perception, our attitudes our mindsets.
Despite being in the 4th Industrial Revolution and having everything we need at the touch of our fingertips; we seem so far from tackling the biggest problems of our time.
But how can we do this? How can we ignite our imagination to bring new ideas to life? And how can we take the ideas that emerge from our imagination and make them work, move them from the realm of creativity to the realm of innovation?
This requires a raft of skills and mindsets that are difficult to replicate solely by machines. It requires human skills, values, and attitudes. It requires thinking about the outcome that is being created from the innovations that we want to create, or the PURPOSE behind why we are innovating.
When we embark on an innovation journey in this Delta World, we don’t know the outcome of our destination. We have a glimpse of a vision, an idea that we want to create, but we don’t always know how to get there. In short, we need a journey map.
I call this map The Six ‘I’s® of Innovation:
Delta Talent is a person that knows they can't do everything. They need to work with other like-minded people to create impactful solutions that uplift the wellbeing of people and the planet.
Discovered your opportunities? Think about your skills. What are your strengths in the Six ‘I’s®?
Are you an Identifier, Igniter, Investigator, Investor, Implementer or Improver?
Work with other people and harness your collective skills and mindsets to discover opportunities, solve problems and create new ways of working and being.