Making Innovation Work

Making Innovation Work

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Profitable innovation doesna€™t just happen. It must be managed, measured, and properly executed, and few companies know how to accomplish this effectively. Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft and Toyota, to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation; how to structure an organization to innovate best; how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation; how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout.Tetra Pak not only wired the key decision makers together, ensuring that the right people were involved at the right ... used electronic collaboration tools to produce a new wireless headset for DaimlerChrysler in record time without a single facetoface meeting. ... Also, more than 80, 000 registered users turned to GE Plasticsa#39; new Design Solution Center in its first year, driving $1.5 billion in new revenues.

Title:Making Innovation Work
Author:Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton
Publisher:FT Press - 2012-11-09


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