The Big 10 Innovation Killers

We need right solution at right time ….we need holistic thinking…..we need a range of innovation…

So we need to understand: why Good Ideas do not execute? Where are missing links?

Kindly link this insightful article written by Joyce Wycoff at

The Big Ten Innovation Killers 

An Exerpt :

While it’s probably impossible to compute the exact percentage of business initiatives that fail, it is widely acknowledged that most do. After years of research and observation, it is clear that the same reasons for any change initiative failure tend to be the same culprits that make innovation initiatives fail. Here are the top ten reasons for innovation failure:

  1. Not creating a culture that supports innovation
  2. Not getting buy-in and ownership from business unit managers
  3. Not having a widely understood, system-wide process
  4. Not allocating resources to the process
  5. Not tying projects to company strategy
  6. Not spending enough time and energy on the fuzzy front-end
  7. Not building sufficient diversity into the process
  8. Not developing criteria and metrics in advance
  9. Not training and coaching innovation teams
  10. Not having an idea management system


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  4. Stephen Says:

    Your list of reasons for innovation failure is interesting because few of them focus on the innovation itself and more on the relationship with people.

    I think this analysis is correct and would like to suggest one more.
    That is: The Leaders inability to lead and motivate”.

    Unless the leader is able to generate buy-in from the team, conmmunicate effectively and ensure that innovation is a strategic priority then failue will become more likely.

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  6. Soleh Sugianto Says:

    Thx information for all.
    I hope U always forever…..[-o<

  7. Soleh Sugianto Says:

    Hi nice……..

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  9. HR Says:

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