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INNOVATION by DESIGN: What It Takes to Keep Your Company on the Cutting Edge by Gerard H. Gaynor

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Chapter 11. The Virtual Innovation Prevention Department

Somewhere in every organizational setting exists the virtual innovation prevention department, although it may be hidden from view. It is dominated by an eclectic group of people that might include the organization's CEO, other top-level executives, managers from all functions and disciplines, and other colleagues and peers. Yes, CEOs and executives can be found in the innovation prevention department, but a bigger surprise is that innovators themselves may be there as well. It may appear strange that innovators participate in this department's activities, but often innovators can be their own worst enemies. As shown in Chapter 10, innovators need to build certain relationships, and if those ...

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