A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Category: Organizational culture


Open innovation and innovation culture

Approximate reading time: 5-7 min. Researchers have examined open innovation and innovation culture. Specifically they focused on the cultural dimensions of ‘not-invented-here’ (NIH) syndrome, risk-taking, and management support of innovative behaviour.     The researchers studied open innovation and innovation cultures within three business units…

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Is an Innovation Manager really needed?

Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes. Innovation is important. I think many people can agree with this statement. In order to maintain competitiveness, to increase growth, not to get passed by competitors, or to inspire and retain staff. The reasons are many. But dedication to specific…

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Continuous innovation at Google

Estimared reading time: 6-8 min. Some companies succeed in continuous innovation, some don’t. The story is full of companies that once were forerunners in innovation, but then lost their ability to innovate in rapid global change, such as the technology shift. Some examples of technology failures are Kodak…

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To create an innovation culture

Approximate reading time: 3-5 min. Do unilateral conversations destroy your efforts to create an innovation culture? You are trying to listen to your employees. You use a idea box, hold brainstorming sessions, and make managers available to listen to employee opinions. But what happens then?…

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Organizational culture for innovation or imitation

Estimated reading time: 2-3 min. Innovation is crucial for achieving competitive advantages for companies. Innovation, compared to imitation, motivates companies to launch new products and become pioneers in their markets. Many factors have proven to be crucial factors in supporting and succeeding in an organizational…

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