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The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge by Chris Trimble, Vijay Govindarajan

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PART I

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Build the Team

JUST AS THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY of innovation initiatives, there is a wide variety of teams that push them forward. However, all these teams have something in common. They are all internal partnerships.

The two entities in the partnership are the Performance Engine and a Dedicated Team. We will refer to the subset of Performance Engine personnel who are directly involved in executing the innovation initiative as the Shared Staff. Therefore:

project team = Dedicated Team + Shared Staff

To be completely clear with our terminology:

•  The term project team refers to the partnership.

•  The Dedicated Team is, as the name suggests, ...

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