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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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ISBN: 9780761935599
£12.99