ROR Stage: gathering and analyzing data
This ROR is examining how culture within an organization can impact the level of innovation coming from it. This working group hypothesizes that there is not just one kind of innovation culture. Rather, for any given organization, we argue there is a unique set of optimal cultural elements. Focus includes:
• Identify an existing, established innovation survey tool that is suitable for conducting segmentation analysis across R&E organizations.
• Conduct a segmentation analysis of R&E organizations along with the identification of best practices to enable innovation within each segment.
• Highlight examples of case studies where organizations have adapted their culture to be more innovative
• Publish findings
The team will use the time on Thursday morning as a working session to continue development of our approach. Those attendees that are interested in this ROR project should stop by for informal discussion about the project’s scope, approach, and progress.
Team Members: Michel Daage, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering; Richard Dodge, Kimberly-Clark; Bob Rodenbeck, Delta Faucet; Stewart Witzeman, Eastman Chemical ; Susan Ward, ITECS (SME); Gary Wilhelmi, Idea Connection Systems (SME)