Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: A Symphony in Sound Bites*
by Marilyn J. Blocker MSM, MBA, Megan Mitchell, and Andrea Zintz Ph.D. ______________________________________________________________
Through interviews with CEOs and other senior leaders, consultants, practitioners, and educators, on topics ranging from Technology-Enabled Idea Generation to Executive Development to Risk/Portfolio Management and Optimization, this book describes how innovation is a key competency that defines success for individuals, teams, and organizations. It also illustrates how innovation isn't limited to large, global organizations with significant resources. Small and medium-sized companies, as well as organizations in the not-for-profit and public sectors, can also embrace and leverage innovation for sustainable success.
Innovation, at minimum, needs to be a systemic, systematic, and sustainable process with many components. The "process side" of innovation ensures that innovation is integrated into key organizational processes. The "people side" ensures that innovation happens. Both are addressed in this book.This also book shows, through various examples, how successful innovators use idea management, collaboration, and skilled leadership to build innovation competencies. Additionally, it describes strategies for both front-end and back-end innovation. For the front-end of innovation, chapters dedicated to topics such as creativity, technology-driven idea generation, and other enablers determine the success of many innovation efforts. Chapters dealing with the back end of innovation include many of the "people components" that we know determine successful implementation, such as employee engagement, shared vision and values, and accountability. Chapters also include leadership and team effectiveness, planning, scorecards and performance management, and many other critical elements that must be in place to enable a culture of innovation.
To read about the backgrounds and experience of the authors, click here. To review a list of the expert innovators, thought leaders, and practitioners featured in this book, click here. ___________________________________________________________________________________________
*Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: A Symphony in Sound Bites. Copyright 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Marilyn Blocker. All rights reserved. ___________________________________________________________________________________________
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