Posts Tagged ‘npd process’

All Successful Innovation Needs a Champion and Ownership

This is the forth part in a series of articles that take the need of innovation under the loop and share some of the imperatives, must haves if you will, to create and sustain “NEW” in business or organizations. This article focuses on the need for ownership, as all successful innovations need a champion within…

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Observe & Measure for Continuous Improvement

Of the ten imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation, this step is all about continuous improvement. It is necessary to Observe and Measure throughout the Innovation process, or else, how would you recognize successful Innovation? A system of metrics will objectively show your progress and success each step of the way. Plan. Do. Check. Act.…

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Why Results Require Rewards: Encouraging Action With Incentive

Imagine a company that has taken the time to consider the role of Innovation in the corporate mission. Employees were encouraged to be part of the innovation process but their reward was compensation linked strictly to output. Does that encourage value-added thought process? In my mind, it encourages work, which should need no encouragement at…

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