The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge (Harvard Business Review (Hardcover))
Companies cant survive without innovating. But most put far more emphasis on generating Big Ideas than on executing themturning ideas into actual breakthrough products, services, and process improvements. Thats because ideating is energizing and glamorous. By contrast, execution seems like humdrum, behind-the-scenes dirty work. But without execution, Big Ideas go nowhere. In The Other Side of Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble reveal how to execute an innovation initiativewhether a simple project or a grand, gutsy gamble.. Drawing on examples from innovators as diverse as Allstate, BMW, Timberland, and Nucor, the authors explain how to: Build the Right Team: Determine wholl be on the team, where theyll come from, how theyll be organized, how much time theyll devote to the project, and how theyll navigate the delicate and conflict-rich partnership between innovation and ongoing operations. Manage a Disciplined Experiment: Decide how team members can quickly test their assumptions , translate results into new knowledge, and measure progress. Give innovation leaders a tough but fair performance evaluation. Practical and provocative, this new book takes you step-by-step through the innovation execution processso your Big Ideas deliver their full promise.
Author: Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble
Edition: (Edition: 1)
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Release Date: 2010-09-02