Executive Briefings

Can Innovation Be Organized, Structured and Repeated?

When innovation comes to mind, the first thing people might think of is creativity, spontaneity or a momentary stroke of genius. But can innovation occur out of a structured, repeatable process? The answer, in short, is yes.

In fact, in order to build a long-term culture of sustained innovation, a structured process must be put into place especially in idea generation or ideation.

Although it sounds counter-intuitive to say "structure" and "ideation" in the same sentence, organizations need to conduct at least two ideation sessions each year in order to foster continued growth.

A good innovation leader has the foresight to schedule regular ideation sessions year after year, and not just when sales are dwindling.

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Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain innovation, innovation in the enterprise

In fact, in order to build a long-term culture of sustained innovation, a structured process must be put into place especially in idea generation or ideation.

Although it sounds counter-intuitive to say "structure" and "ideation" in the same sentence, organizations need to conduct at least two ideation sessions each year in order to foster continued growth.

A good innovation leader has the foresight to schedule regular ideation sessions year after year, and not just when sales are dwindling.

Read Full Article


Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain innovation, innovation in the enterprise