Innovation Capabilities

Building a Coalition

Building a Coalition

Much has been written about leading transformational change in large organizations. Going back to Kotter in the mid-90s we have been told that successful large-scale change requires a team of aligned executives. This is especially true when transforming innovation capabilities.

Responsibilities of the Chief Innovation Officer

Responsibilities of the Chief Innovation Officer

I have written about the responsibilities of the Chief Innovation Officer over the past couple of months in a series of ten posts on this site. In summary, the role of the Chief Innovation Officer is to drive innovation capabilities across functions and geographies to deliver better business results. In my opinion the Chief Innovation Officer must be a member of the corporate executive team, preferably reporting to the CEO.