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The Idea-Driven Organization by Dean M. Schroeder, Alan G Robinson

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Front-Line Ideas and Innovation

ALL OVER THE WORLD, leaders are struggling with the question of how to make their organizations more innovative. For the majority of them, their first step should be to set up a high-performing idea system. This approach will allow them to take advantage of the powerful multi-faceted synergies between front-line ideas and innovations. Without these synergies in play, their organizations are far less innovative than they could be.

In this chapter, we explain why the ability to get large numbers of bottom-up ideas significantly increases an organization’s ability to produce breakthrough innovations on a consistent basis. First, the synergies between front-line ideas and innovations lead to more and bigger breakthroughs. ...

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