Innovative cultures - the reality
Innovative culture in an organisation is generally viewed as a good thing, characterized by a tolerance for failure and a willingness to experiment, leading to better innovative performance.
On the flipside however, innovative behaviours must be counterbalanced by some tougher and less fun behaviors, including an intolerance for incompetence, rigorous discipline, brutal candor, a high level of individual accountability, and strong leadership.
Swamped by the volume of projects
This article looks at the dangers of 'initiative overload' - when an organisation struggles to terminate projects and initiatives that have ceased to have value, or no longer support company strategy. Understanding the causes can help leaders diagnose the risks in their organisations and make smarter decisions about what to keep and what to kill.
Boards, innovation and risk
Boards are clamouring for breakthrough innovation. Avoiding risk is now seen as the riskiest proposition of all. The authors interviewed CEOs and board members from a range of industries and identified four common obstacles in governing innovation: an outdated risk agenda, insufficient time, lack of expertise, and a relationship with management that needs returning.
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