Institutionalizing Innovation Competencies
ROR Stage: wrapping up
Premise: Breakthrough Innovation requires a distinctive management system, including innovation expertise. • Beyond R&D, many responsibilities are required to successfully incubate and commercialize BI. • Historically, people volunteer due to ‘intrinsic motivation’ or are assigned as a rotation on a leadership development path. • Not in role long enough to be effective • Penalized when projects fail • Stalled on promotion path due to long incubation periods • Absence of role clarity, career paths. • At the Annual Meeting: Final results of a 3 year, 11 company, 180 interview study. • Challenges described. • Roles defined…participating and supporting. • Careers tracked. • Prescriptions for improvement offered.
Team Members: Ted Farrington, Pepsico; Bruce Kirk, Corning; Gina O’Connor, RPI (SME); Lois Peters, RPI (SME) https://www.pathlms.com/iri-learningcenter/events/402/slide_presentations/14717