Chapter 5. Management Systems: Designing the Process of Innovation

Systems and Processes Make Things Happen

Having examined strategy in innovation and the various options for structuring your organization to best enable innovation to thrive, systems are the next important elements to be considered.[1] The decisions you make on strategy will guide where you focus your innovation efforts. The structure you put into place will act as foundation for the innovation process. However, even with the proper strategy and structure in place, innovation could fail if your systems are inadequate. It is the management systems that are the mechanisms that to a great extent will make innovation happen.[2]

In small organizations, innovation usually happens as a ...

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