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Moving On, Moving Up

IN THIS BOOK, we have described a model for executing one innovation initiative. At the model’s foundation is a recognition that there are fundamental incompatibilities between ongoing operations and innovation. While the Performance Engine seeks efficiency by making every task, activity, and process repeatable and predictable, innovation is by nature nonroutine and uncertain.

If you lead an innovation initiative, you must address the fundamental incompatibilities by thinking differently about how you organize and how you plan. You must build a team with a custom organizational model and craft a plan that is only ...

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