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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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The Foundation for Organizational Innovation

Innovation itself isn't clearly defined. When you get a great idea and nobody acts on it, was it an innovation? Not really. Innovation involves both the development and the implementation of an idea. If you implement an idea and it flops, people don't often refer to it as an innovation, although by strict definition, it probably was. Innovation generally relates to new ideas that are implemented successfully.

Innovations can be small ideas for doing a job better, or they can generate new products that are a perfect fit for the marketplace. But it's generally acknowledged that some of the most successful companies support innovation at every level of their operations.

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