Do you feel like your organization "talks a good game" when it comes to innovation, but fumbles when it comes to execution? Ever wonder why you and your teams spend so much time laboring on routine, process-based IT tasks rather than putting new, creative ideas into action? The book , The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation (CA Press/Apress), presents a pragmatic guide to overcoming the many barriers to successful innovation. It also demonstrates how to take advantage of your human and tech resources to effectively evaluate, track and "sell" the value of innovation within your company. In a number of sections, coauthors Andi Mann, George Watt and Peter Matthews reveal the following 10 "innovation killers." Mann, Watt and Matthews are executives at CA Technologies.
10. No Strategic Focus Innovation teams must always keep concrete, business-benefiting goals in mind during collaboration. Otherwise, it's just a fun but ultimately pointless "creativity exercise."
This article was originally published on 01-23-2013