The last thirty years have revealed a continual shift in R&D spend and innovation from large organizations to small firms containing fewer than five-thousand employees.¹⋅² To illuminate why, we identified seven chronic problems that we see trip-up innovation efforts in large organizations daily. Over the last few weeks my co-author of The Chief Innovation Officer’s… Read more Avoiding the Seven Chronic Innovation Problems
[Download 2014 Retreat Summary & Key Takaways] Last weekend, months of careful planning and workshop development was realized in Kalypso’s first Innovation Officer’s Retreat in Miami Florida. Side by side with an exclusive group of innovation executives and notable thought leaders, Chris Trimble and Karl Ronn, we dedicated two days to collaborating, sharing, and working… Read more Chief Innovation Officer’s Retreat Miami
by Amber Lyons and Sean Klein The rebels of history and in business make good stories. But while rebel innovators make great leaders in small startups that focus on fewer products and maintain flat hierarchies that are “often only one or two layers deep – adaptive, and flexible,” not all rebel characteristics carry over… Read more Leading Innovation in Large Organizations: Should Rebels be in Charge?
How to Kill Creativity, 5/5 Sparks [Purchasing link] Teresa Amabile is a Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, and the senior associate dean for research, at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Amabile received her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and has produced over 150 scholarly publications. Additionally Dr. Amabile… Read more Article Review: How to Kill Creativity, by Teresa Amabile
Stop Giving Innovation Preferential Treatment: it’s time to tighten the reins on your company’s innovation function
by Amber Lyons and Sean Klein Corporations are incredibly efficient at managing traditional business functions and scouring them for any remaining signs of waste. Manufacturing lines are expected to be statistically free of defective parts. Supply chain logistics and tracking are tighter than ever before with data driven forecasting and inventory management. Sales forces… Read more Stop Giving Innovation Preferential Treatment: it’s time to tighten the reins on your company’s innovation function
by Bill Poston and Sean Klein . The great Chief Innovation Officer acronym confusion has obscured a much more important conversation. Just what is a Chief Innovation Officer? I don’t care what acronym becomes the norm, but I am concerned about the number of executives claiming the mantle of Chief Innovation Officer without having the… Read more The Chief Innovation Officer: Is It CIO, CNO, or CINO?
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