We believe you need to truly understand your culture before you can improve it. Armed with your Workplace Genome, which measures innovation as one of 8 core culture markers, you can then identify areas where you can move the needle - in processes, structures, rituals, HR practices, etc.
Amol, well said, "I think Innovation has lot to do with
asking questions. Establishing an inquisitive culture requires an open
environment in which questions are encouraged no matter how stupid they are."
If innovation is part of your corporate strategy, leadership must be steadfast in their efforts to constantly align people (skills, performance levels, decision-making), business processes, projects and work assignments, and infrastructure (IT systems, technology, equipment, facilities, etc.) with your innovation strategy.
Remember to build and maintain flexible work environments that provide employees the freedom to be creative and innovative to solve complex challenges. Your corporate strategic should include a focus on continuous customer discovery.
As Amol pointed out, one way to build and maintain flexible works environments is to listen - solicit feedback from stakeholders (employees, customers, partners) on an ongoing basis, identify the root cause of their concerns, then follow through with meaningful change.