Building a culture of innovation : a practical framework for placing innovation at the core of your business / Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop and Jo Geraghty.

"Being a truly innovative company is more than the dreaming up of new products and services by external consultants and internal taskforces. Staying one step ahead of the competition requires you to embed innovation into your organizational culture. Innovation needs to be embodied in everything...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Beswick, Cris (Author)
Format: eBook
Published:London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2015.
Table of Contents:
  • Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: So you think your organization innovates?; Invention versus innovation; Why innovation?; The drivers of change; The culture of innovation; Next Generation Organizations; Pointing the way towards innovation; Overcoming barriers to innovation; In summary; References; 2 Understanding where you are today; Why not simply buy innovation?; Know thyself
  • the cultural assessment; Innovation maturity; The strategic innovation decision; Owning the innovation agenda; In summary; References
  • 3 Building an innovation leadership teamIf it's not on the top team's agenda, it's not going to be in the culture; Aligning strategy with the organization's appetite for innovation; The key drivers of innovation; Making your innovation strategy and vision your own; Positioning innovation for everyone; Building leadership team agreement; Creating capability; Leading through change; In summary; References; 4 Designing the future; Shaping the vision; Defining the values; Translating values into competencies; Shaping the journey; Dual operating system; Employee engagement; Creating alignment
  • Benefits of changeIn summary; References; 5 Communication and people engagement; Developing engagement; Employee-led engagement programmes; The engagement plan; Innovation agents (i-agents); The communication and engagement plan; Creating the communication plan; Innovation launch event; In summary; References; 6 Building innovation aptitude; Leadership
  • its criticality to success; Leaders need to build a compelling vision; Leading outwards; Why leaders need to engage HR; Identifying and engaging intrapreneurs; The structure to support innovation ecosystems; How will innovation be measured?
  • Deciding on relevant metricsDesigning your innovation process; In summary; References; 7 Embedding a culture of innovation; Embedding change; Too short, too sharp, too shallow; Moving change forward; Early stage challenges; Innovation people; Hiring for cultural fit; Evolving innovation; In summary; References; 8 Conclusion; Reference; Index