Last year, Harvard Business Review published an interesting article about matching the innovation process to the results you want to achieve. Even though it’s directed mostly towards businesses, there are important lessons with widespread applicability. The article proposes that it’s the model of innovation that needs examining, not the ideas considered innovative themselves. Read it for yourself, and tell us what you think!
Match your Innovation Process to the Results you want to Achieve
We are often asked whether the best way to structure for innovation is top-down or bottom-up. The answer is both, but it depends. Bottom-up approaches work well for incremental (keeps you in the game) innovations. Breakthrough (changes the game) innovations, contrary to popular belief, need a top-down approach….
The whole article can be found here: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/
In April and May, Indiana Humanities is exploring the topic of “innovation,” as part of its Spirit of Competition theme.