Chapter 6. Picking a Winner Without Looking: IDEA EVALUATION BLOCKAGES


The lack of formal idea evaluation policies or transparency on their makeup, plus the lack of clear separation from idea generation, can block innovation output in organizations. Also a problem for innovation projects is the fact that operational improvement projects are often easier to justify because the savings are more apparent to all and more easily measured. Do innovation projects get passed over for operational improvement projects as a result? Do you have innovation assassins in your organization (aka Dr. No)? Has your organization created ...

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