Articulating culture (UC)

CIO takes exception with McKinsey as they diminish the importance of culture

McKinsey’s article moves culture to a lower level of importance than should be the case. Click on Making sense of corporate culture.(PDF).

Measuring the culture and progress of innovation

Yes, you can keep track of the progress of innitiatives to improve corporate innovation. Click Measuring progress. (PDF)

Creating the right climate for innovation (PPTX)

Explore the critical elements in the process of creating a favorable climate for ideas to emerge and develop into commercial reality. Ideas for sustaining innovation.

Shifting the culture

Changing or improving a culture is no easy task. In fact it may be the most difficult ‘change’ which management should ever take. Here are some key points. Click on Shifting the culture. (DOC)

Know your starting point (PDF)

Knowing where to start improving the management of innovation has to be rooted in a better understanding of the organizations’ current culture, policies and management practices. Better analysis means more focused solutions. Take the time to identify the problem(s) before jumping the a ‘fix’.