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Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It

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Making Innovation Work is an important resource for leaders who are trying to improve innovation in their organizations. It's crammed with examples and practical ideas that can trigger improvements in innovation, starting tomorrow!
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Pearson Prentice Hall
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Taylor Ellwood
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
This book explores innovation and how it can be implemented into business as well as what factors to consider when implementing innovation. The authors do a good job of defining the different types of innovation as well as why innovation is important. They provide some good case studies and practices that any business can use to implement innovation, and also demonstrate what happens when innovation is taken too far or not embraced by a company culture. The only complaint that I have is that the ...more
Sue
Jul 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: business owners
Shelves: leadership, business
This was a book I needed for a PhD class. I was actually amazed when I started reading as there were a few times I kept going past the needed chapters for the week because of how detailed the book was written. Of course it provides details from beginning to end on organization and leadership but what I really liked about it was the fact of how it discussed things using case situations and gave examples every step along the way.

I would strongly recommend this study aide to anyone that wants to
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Rick
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it

Profitable innovation doesn’t just happen. It must be managed, measured, and properly executed, and few companies know how to accomplish this effectively. Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft and Toyota, to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll

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Gede Suprayoga
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
The main conclusion of this book is that every organisation has to define its own business model and technology innovation that the organisation wants to achieve. Therefore, they can formulate right strategies, nurture best ideas, execute productively, monitor and evaluate precisely to deliver values to customers. This idea is developed through an innovation matrix that depicts 4 type of innovation.

The book also gives an attention to various aspects of culture in organisations that influence
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Emily Hanson
It was okay. I read this for an MBA class. Now, my class was online, so I did not have the benefit of lectures. This book could have used some additional details on certain things. For example, it mentions the Balanced Scorecard and then kind of glosses over it. However, the Balanced Scorecard is rather important for an MBA student to learn. I went to the Internet to get more information. I'm getting an A in the class, but part of the reason I'm getting an A is because I am curious and look up ...more
Kareem Farmawy
Boring and noninformative. One of the most things made me excited to read this book, that it claims they provide precise strategy for measuring innovation. Unfortunately, that strategy (chapter 6) is totally lacking for innovation. They didn't provide anything new, but naive and very basic info about metrics. Disappointing !

Doruk
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: innovation
Really good one about innovation. The authors effort on it deserves a good respect. Highly suggested and easy to read.
Stangreen
Feb 19, 2016 is currently reading it
Innovation is not something that a company just does. It take a deliberate act to enable innovation within an organization. Yes, process and innovation can work together.
Kristian
Dec 18, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring book, never got to finish this thing.
Michael Weaver
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
clearly shows models to map the different types of innovation and the problems involved to manage it.
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