Building A Culture Of Innovation: A Practical Framework For Placing Innovation At The Core Of Your Business by Cris BeswickBuilding A Culture Of Innovation: A Practical Framework For Placing Innovation At The Core Of Your Business by Cris Beswick

Building A Culture Of Innovation: A Practical Framework For Placing Innovation At The Core Of Your…

byCris Beswick, Jo Geraghty, Derek Bishop

Paperback | December 28, 2015

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Being a truly innovative company is more than dreaming up new products and services; it requires a complete change to a company's organizational culture, where innovation is embodied in everything that gets done by everyone who works there.

Supported with downloadable assessments and resources throughout,Building a Culture of Innovationpresents a practical framework that business leaders and change agents can implement to design and embed permanent innovation. Authors Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop, and Jo Geraghty present a six-step Innovation Culture Change Framework to make change stick, beginning with assessing where and how an organization got to where it is currently and ending with allowing the new culture to grow. Each chapter contains tools and techniques, diagrams, helpful tips, and case studies from international organizations which have shifted their focus to an innovation culture, including Prudential, Cisco, and Siemens.
Cris Beswickis a speaker and consultant, specializing in advising executive teams on the strategy, leadership, and culture required to drive innovation. He is the founder of Cris Beswick Consulting and has contributed to articles forThe Times,The Financial Times,The Independent, andThe Sunday Telegraph.Jo Geraghtyis Director of Culture...
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Title:Building A Culture Of Innovation: A Practical Framework For Placing Innovation At The Core Of Your…Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 28, 2015Publisher:Kogan PageLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0749474475

ISBN - 13:9780749474478

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements

01 Introduction: So you think your organization innovates?
Invention versus innovation
Why innovation?
The drivers of change
The culture of innovation
Next Generation Organizations
Pointing the way towards innovation
Overcoming barriers to innovation
In summary
References

02 Understanding where you are today
Why not simply buy innovation?
Know thyself-the cultural assessment
Innovation maturity
The strategic innovation decision
Owning the innovation agenda
In summary
References

03 Building an innovation leadership team
If it's not on the top team's agenda, it's not going to be in the culture
Aligning strategy with the organization's appetite for innovation
The key drivers of innovation
Making your innovation strategy and vision your own
Positioning innovation for everyone
Building leadership team agreement
Creating capability
Leading through change
In summary
References

04 Designing the future
Shaping the vision
Defining the values
Translating values into competencies
Shaping the journey
Dual operating system
Employee engagement
Creating alignment
Benefits of change
In summary
References

05 Communication and people engagement
Developing engagement
Employee-led engagement programmes
The engagement plan
Innovation agents (i-agents)
The communication and engagement plan
Creating the communication plan
Innovation launch event
In summary
References

06 Building innovation aptitude
Leadership-its criticality to success
Leaders need to build a compelling vision
Leading outwards
Why leaders need to engage HR
Identifying and engaging intrapreneurs
The structure to support innovation ecosystems
How will innovation be measured?
Deciding on relevant metrics
Designing your innovation process
In summary
References

07 Embedding a culture of innovation
Embedding change
Too short, too sharp, too shallow
Moving change forward
Early stage challenges
Innovation people
Hiring for cultural fit
Evolving innovation
In summary
References

08 Conclusion
Reference

Index