Create an inspiring vision and
launch a crusade. Link
strategy. Develop a
strategic innovation roadmap
to choose and do
the right things.
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.
harness the power of
diversity and discover
cross-functional individuals. Shuffle portfolios. Establish
cross-functional innovation teams.
creative chaos environment
inspire creativity and
improvisation and wild play. Find the right
balance between order and
"Why?" and "What If?" to identify hidden
problems and opportunities.
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 evaluate ideas.
Reward idea generation.
People want to know their ideas make a
difference. Recognition and rewards
encourage people to participate and make quality contributions. They
also demonstrate management commitment to the innovation program and
to the employees.
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.