A blog about creating and running successful innovation processes

Category: Organizational culture


To materialize investments in innovation capabilities

Approximate reading time: 5-7 min. In innovative environments, companies face a control problem. On the one hand, management needs to guide employees by monitoring goals and behaviors. But on the other hand, management must also ensure that employees have enough space to search for innovative…

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Innovation-oriented culture in the public sector

Estimated reading time: 6-8 minutes. This blog is about innovation-oriented culture in the public sector.   Does leadership autonomy for managers and performance management for innovation? One study investigated the impact of specific New Public Management (NPM) -related properties to explain the culture that is…

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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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