Chapter 13. Making Innovation Happen

Innovation crosscuts all the functions and disciplines within an organization. Making innovation happen begins with adopting a management philosophy that goes beyond considering management as a toolbox of techniques, prescriptive methodologies, and quick fixes. Management is an organizational function and a process, and as such becomes a discipline or perhaps even a technology in and of itself. How that management function operates and how that process is disciplined depends on the context in which it is practiced. There are no prescriptions, but there are some stop, go, and caution signals that provide guidance. The process for making innovation happen is really no different that making anything else happen. ...

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