How to Embed Innovation into Your Organizational Culture
Recent investigations about innovation reveal that companies that innovate successfully and steadily do so by managing innovation holistically in a systematic, integrated fashion across the entire enterprise. They incorporate it into every activity that touches customers, partners, and suppliers. Cassandra Frangos, former human capital practice leader at Palladium Group, recently researched the practices that top innovating companies embed throughout their organizations. Here, she shares some of the common practices through which such organizations move innovation from its often segregated position as a classic "internal process" to one that permeates multiple performance dimensions-and that occurs on an ongoing basis.