Thursday, June 9, 2011

Innovation Gap Analysis

Innovation, invention, improvement, and execution – these four words determine successes and failures in business. It is commonly accepted that the best way to manage execution and improvement is through process definition, planning, measurement, and control.

Application of a process approach to manage innovations and inventions is still not very clear for many businesses. Companies that believe that innovation occurs by chance and rely on “invent-it-ourselves” can find their businesses on a path to diminishing returns. Real innovation leaders look at both internal and external sources for innovation. They also use technology and networks to seek out new ideas, measure innovation processes and link them to revenue growth, resource allocation, people development, performance evaluation and rewards.
Find out more about best practices in managing innovation as a process in our new online course Innovation Best Practices.

Register before July 1st 2011 and receive the 20% off the registration fee.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Innovate More Effectively

• Innovation is not an art, but a process that receives inputs from monitoring and analyzing an organization’s environment.
• ISO 9004:2009 provides a systematic, process based approach to innovation within a quality management system.
• This approach can help organizations innovate more effectively.

Natalia Scriabina's article Organize How to Innovate was published as a cover story in the June 2011 issue of Quality Progress.

A link to an audio interview with Natalia on innovation topic is posted on ASQ web-site at

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Evaluate Innovation Activities in a Company

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower". Steve Jobs

It is hard to underestimate the role of innovation in the success of an organization in the modern rapidly changing world.
Is your Company a Leader or a Follower?

Check out our ten-question tool that evaluates innovation activities in a company and identifies the most important areas to improve.