Successfully transforming the way a company delivers results from innovation is a complex undertaking that requires a coalition of executives. The Chief Innovation Officer needs allies. The chief financial officer should be a key ally. The office of the CFO might be the first one you should visit in your early effort at building commitment to the task.
I presented on an Innovation Leader webinar a couple of weeks ago. The title was Seven Chronic Problems for Innovation Leaders to Address. Regular readers of these posts will remember that series from earlier this year.