Managing innovation can be tricky. Instead, focus on creating the right conditions for innovation.
Although there are many tools and processes that can be employed for innovation, rigorous process and enterprise systems can have a negative impact on innovation efforts by suppressing creativity and spontaneity. I’m an advocate for an alternate model – one that is centered in attitude and behaviour. Instead of attempting to manage innovation, I believe that organizations should focus their resources on setting the conditions that will allow innovation to thrive.