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8 Steps To Building Innovating Organizations
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8 Steps To Building Innovating Organizations

  • Manu Parashar - 'Gone to Fish', an innovation consultancy, Bangalore


January 2007 | 142 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Successful businesses are those that continuously turn ideas into profits. In the present global context, it is innovation that determines whether a business is gaining a competitive edge over others in shrinking markets.

This extremely interesting book breaks the manager's myth that innovation is something outside the organizational framework, and shows how the capability to innovate can be built into the fabric of an organization in eight steps. The author focuses on a model that managers can adopt and implement in their organizations, using case studies and a host of examples that can be easily adapted and translated into practice.

With a knowledge-based view of innovation, the author concisely discusses emerging practical concepts in innovation for organizations, including:

- knowledge capability

- attitudinal capability

- creative capability

- building blocks of innovation

- renewing capabilities

The book also includes key takeouts or practical hints for readers and is a fresh and energetic read that will be valuable for senior and middle management executives, professionals in all spheres, entrepreneurs, and management students.

 
Introduction
 
What is Innovation?
What is Innovation?

 
Quantum Jumps vs. Baby Jumps

 
Is Innovation Episodic in Nature?

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 
 
Innovation as Capability
Innovation Tunnel

 
Innovation Capability

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 
 
Knowing
Knowledge capability

 
Diverse Workforce

 
Consumer/Customer Knowledge

 
Networks

 
R&D Investment

 
Multifaceted Development Programs

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 
 
Attitude
Attitudinal Capability

 
Openness

 
Awareness

 
Curiosity

 
Playfulness

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 
 
Getting Creative
Creative Capability

 
Techniques

 
Communication

 
Innovation Space

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 
 
Building Blocks
Individual

 
Team

 
Organization

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 
 
Staying the Course
Vision

 
Goals

 
Shared Values

 
Systems and Processes

 
Outcome/Output Measurement

 
Learning and Feedback

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 
 
Renew
Knowledge Capability

 
Attitudinal Capability

 
Creative Capability

 
Conclusion

 
Key Takeouts

 

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