Change is always hard.

What do Jack Welch, Henry Ford and Albert Einstein have in common?

In their day they were innovators and they all accepted the need to adopt and change. 

Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” He obviously had no interest in repeating history over and over again.

Ford was heard to say “I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to NOT know what can't be done.” He obviously was looking for people who asked “why” as opposed “why not.”  He sought thinkers and tinkerers.

Jack Welch had the shortest, but the most interesting quote.  “Change before you have to.”  As we all know he embraced change and created it too.

Technology gives us an opportunity to look at what we are doing now and find a better way to do it.  Used correctly, it can help you do more in less time with higher quality results.  Take the digital workbench (aka dual processor Intel® Xeon processor 5500 series based workstation) as an example.  While it can do CAD, it is really capable of much more.  It can help users model more what if’s than ever.  It can help users create and test ideas digitally long before they are made into physical prototypes.  While these new workstations can do this many continue to do just CAD.

What new workflows can you think of that will radically change the rate of your innovation?