This year, we’ll continue that conversation and dive deeper into how the Chief Innovation Officer can become an agent of change and help their companies transform their capabilities to deliver on the promise of innovation.
Just because you know exactly what the company should be doing in innovation, doesn’t mean anyone agrees with you. The Chief Innovation Officer must ensure that everyone is rowing the boat in the same direction. A lack of alignment, particularly across business units and functions is a chronic problem in innovation.
Business strategies are often communicated with a liberal dose of the word innovation and a clear statement of organic growth goals. What is just as often left unsaid is how much of that growth is intended to come from innovation and what form innovations needs to take. The lack of a clearly articulated innovation strategy is a chronic problem across organizations in every industry.