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How to Kill an Idea in 10 Easy Steps

Summary: In today’s competitive business environment, it would seem companies would eagerly seek better ways to serve their markets. But a myriad of bad behaviors stand in the way of good ideas. These innovation killers are disguised as measures to protect the organization from risk and uncertainty. Overcoming innovation killers can’t be achieved overnight. It requires a sustained and systematic approach best handled by a team tasked with nurturing innovation throughout the organization. A sidebar article describes the author’s book The Innovation Zone: How Great Companies Re-Innovate for Amazing Success. More information is available online.

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  • Topics: Risk Management, Change Management
  • Keywords: Organizational improvement initiatives, Change strategies, Innovation, Employee suggestions, Employee involvement (EI)
  • Author: Koulopoulos, Thomas
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation