Dead Reckoning

Communication is Job 1 of your innovation measurement system

I heard an innovation leader at a Fortune 100 company remark recently, “There are lots of jobless innovation managers out there who will tell you—’if I knew then what I know now, I would have communicated better.’” I hadn’t thought of it quite that starkly before, but I have always thought communication is overlooked as a skill for innovation managers.

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The Innovation Culture Balancing Act

We all agree that culture is important for innovation, and even agree on the elements of culture matter most. So why is culture still such an obstacle? More importantly, how can we move things in the right direction?

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Benchmark Innovation Performance

Benchmarking innovation performance can help innovation leaders monitor the adequacy of the innovation function’s performance, communicate about ambition and achievement, and target performance improvement efforts.

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