Creativity Does Not Equal Innovation

March 20, 2012

Innovation and Creativity are words that are at times used interchangeably in the research and development process, but they have two distinct meanings. While creativity is about coming up with the big idea, innovation is about executing the idea and making it a business success. Do not confuse the two. An organization can certainly have creativity without the right steps to implement innovation. Innovation implementation calls for a robust, disciplined strategy. It can not be a one-time process, but must... Read more »

Three Issues that Stifle Innovation, and How to Overcome Them

March 6, 2012

As an innovation leader, you know how important a culture of sustained innovation is to the survival of your organization. However, there are many factors that can challenge the innovation process. These issues may come from team members, executives, or the general culture of the organization. Here some common challenges that companies deal with, and solutions for overcoming them. 1. The culture of the company is to keep doing things the way they’ve been done in the past – there is a lack... Read more »