Innovation and its Importance

While the shared mindset provides that innovation introduces something unique, fresh, and different dominating ideas, it also entails uncovering creative ways of solving business problems. News and demand drive innovation, which means that no design is successful if it doesn’t consider customers’ needs. Managers encourage and support innovation because of the value it provides to the organization; innovative employees are the best resources for organizations. Managers who support innovation see the results in the form of solutions to business problems and profits.

Sustaining innovation tries to cope with the market changes by targeting high-end customers’ demands with better performance, maintaining innovations and breakthrough products in their operations, technology, and application. Disruptive innovation works against the norms of high-end customers. They introduce products that are simpler, cheaper, easier, and appeal to less-demanding customers. Such designs do not bring any breakthrough, and they present less expensive products under the same category. In most cases, successful disruptions are almost always launched by new entrants (Boonkua, Tuntinakorngul, & Tungkunanan, 2020). Once the disruptive product gains a foothold and new on low-end markets, the improvement cycle begins organizational norms that promote creativity and innovation associated with drawing connections between question problems or ideas from unrelated fields.

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.