inspiring vision and
launch a crusade. Link the
objectives. Develop a
strategic innovation roadmap
to choose and do
the right things.
innovation process publicly.
Rapid innovation requires
an effective innovation process. Help people understand how they fit
into the system as a whole. Document your innovation process
explicitly via maps and charts, and communicate it implicitly by
words and practice.
Build cross-functional expertise
harness the power of diversity and discover
cross-functional individuals. Shuffle portfolios. Establish
cross-functional innovation teams.
creative chaos environment
discoveries. Encourage improvisation and wild play. Find the
between order and chaos.
Ask searching questions
"Why?" and "What If?" to identify hidden problems and opportunities.
Keep eyes open for inspiration.
Incorporate a wide
range of styles, skills, and perspectives
inspire and develop winning
innovative solutions. Encourage comments and ideas. Inspire
advocates and critics. Invite outsiders – experts, customers,
to generate and
Reward idea generation.
People want to know their ideas make a difference.
and encourage people to participate and make quality
contributions. They also demonstrate management commitment to the
innovation program and to the employees.
pursue opportunities, acquire new skills, learn from
discover new opportunities.
Create prototypes to visualize and test your ideas, inspire new
ideas, and sell your ideas to your sponsors and peers.
Allow freedom to fail.
Failure provides a great
learning opportunity and should be viewed as a very lifeblood of
success. Learn from
failures, regroup, and start again more
Measure the progress
to take a corrective action and accelerate the pace of ideas to
Make business fun
to make people excited about what they are doing,
working as a team, and tackling new challenges.