Action Learning Groups

One powerful way to spur innovation is through action learning groups. These groups, meeting monthly or more often, learn and grow together while they work on innovative practices. They train together in innovative techniques and they help one another use them effectively. Each meeting may focus on one or more innovation projects, using and keeping track of best practices. Members of the group hold each other accountable for meeting goals and deadlines in their innovation endeavors.

Action learning teams not only create new ideas, they keep old ideas alive and find new uses for them. They make sure that ideas have a shot of becoming real products by keeping them moving through a new product pipeline. Action learning groups ...

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