Chapter 12. The Innovation Audit

The innovation audit provides an opportunity for managers to determine whether the organization has the required resources, infrastructure, culture, and processes to seriously consider either focusing on or improving the current state of innovation. Most questions only require a "yes" or "no" response. This is intentional. The most useful approach to conducting this audit, if an organization is serious about embarking on developing a culture that fosters innovation, is to gather a group of ten to twelve managers to discuss each question and then end the discussion with a vote. The sessions will normally take half a day or more, depending on the attendees. The objective is to reach some agreement about the organization's ...

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