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Hamel, Gary. “The Why, What, and How of Management Innovation.” Harvard Business Review OnPoint Enhanced Edition, February 2006.

Few companies have been able to come up with a formal process for fostering management innovation. Four components can help: a big problem that demands fresh thinking, creative principles, or paradigms that can reveal new approaches; an evaluation of the conventions that constrain novel thinking; and examples and analogies that help redefine what can be done. No doubt, existing management processes in your organization exacerbate the big problems you’re hoping to solve. After documenting these details, ask the people involved with the process to weigh in. This exploration may reveal opportunities ...

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