Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life

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innovationBy Paddy Miller, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg | Harvard Business Press Books, March 2013

Turn team members into innovators… Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to ‘Brainstorm Island”: an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual. Innovation experts Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg suggest a better approach. They recommend that leaders at all levels become “innovation architects,” creating an ecosystem in which people engage in key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work.