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Contents Introduction Types of Innovation: Several Types on Many Fronts : Several Types on Many FrontsIncremental and Radical Innovation Factors That Favor Incremental Innovation Innovations in Processes Service Innovations Summing Up And on Many Fronts The S-Curve: A Concept: And and Its Lessons The S-Curve Explained Three Lessons Where Do You Stand on the S-Curve? Limits to These Lessons Summing Up Idea Generation: Opening the Genie's Bottle New Knowledge Tapping the Ideas of Customers Learning from Lead Users Empathetic Design Innovation Factories and Skunkworks Open Market Innovation The Role of Mental Preparation How Management Can Encourage Idea Generation Two Idea-Generating Techniques Summing Up Recognizing Opportunities: Don't Let the Good Ones Slip By A Method for Opportunity Recognition Rough-Cut Business Evaluation Summing Up Moving Innovation to Market: Will It Fly? The Idea Funnel Stage-Gate Systems A Caution on Funnels and Stage-Gate Systems Financial Issues Extending Innovation Through Platforms Summing Up Creativity and Creative Groups: Two Keys to Innovation Myths About Creativity Three Components of Individual Creativity Characteristics of Creative Groups Handling Conflict in Groups Time Pressure and Creativity Six Steps for Increasing Your Own Creativity Summing Up Enhancing Creativity: Enriching the Organization and Workplace Organizational Enrichment Enriching the Physical Workplace Summing Up What Leaders Must Do: Making a Difference Develop an Innovation-Friendly Culture Establish Strategic Direction Be Involved with Innovation Be Open but Skeptical Improve the Idea-to-Commercialization Process Apply Portfolio Thinking Put People with the Right Stuff in Charge Create an Ambidextrous Organization Summing Up Glossary Appendix A: The Time Value of Money Appendix B: Useful Implementation Tools Notes Glossary For Further Reading Index Notes About the Series Advisor About the Writer
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Technological innovations Management, New products Management, Creative ability