Innovation Secret: Culture Wins over Strategy

Dateline: November 15, 2013

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

Innovation can be an elusive goal for some organizations. Corporate strategist and author Chris Potts recently wrote a thought provoking piece for Information Week suggesting Innovation Stalled? Bad Culture Defeats Good Strategy.

Potts writes,

Why do some organizations succeed at innovation more than others? It’s because the winners at innovation focus their strategies on the culture it takes to succeed, more than the structure itself.

Sustained innovation is rooted in an organization’s culture for investing in change and for exploiting the changes they invest in. This is the sweet spot of an innovation strategy. Get this aspect of corporate culture working — paradox-free — and your strategy has a fighting chance of success.

Does your culture support or get in the way of innovation?

That’s a WRAP! Have a nice weekend.

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