How to Start an Innovation Program
Step by Step Innovation: Revised, by John Gabrick, takes you through the process of starting an innovation program.
Pittsburgh, PA, November 15, 2013—Perhaps the most difficult aspect of innovation is taking the first step. A new book outlines how organizations can immediately implement an innovation process that brings both success and return on investment.
Step by Step Innovation: Revised, by John Gabrick, builds on the original book that provided an insider’s view of the innovation process. In this new edition, case studies and examples have been added that demonstrate real-world situations and the solutions that were successful.
The book highlights Gabrick’s step-by-step methodology for building success in innovation. The book and case studies are based on his work over the past decade working with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals to uncover the pitfalls of innovation. The result of this body of work was a series of best practices that enable organizations to build a process for “continuous innovation” by increasing employee engagement, focusing innovation resources, and achieving significant return on investment.
Tom Mauss, Chief Executive Officer of Wurth explains, “We were impressed with MindMatters’ entire Step by Step Innovation process. They helped us identify areas where we might fail, and successfully navigated around those obstacles.”
“Step By Step Innovation perfectly encapsulates the challenges and opportunities in implementing and managing an Innovation Program,” says Nicola Hanson, Manager of Innovation & Feedback Programs for Rogers. “It’s a must-read for any company looking to utilize their best resources (employees) to solve everyday business problems.”
“I realized that while innovation appeared to be an easy process to implement, in fact, it was very difficult,” states Gabrick. “Doing it correctly means addressing cultural, management, process, and financial issues across the organization. The book provides the examples of how to do this successfully.”
Step by Step Innovation will be available in the coming weeks at Amazon.com, iTunes and through several other retail channels worldwide. Learn more by visiting: www.stepbystepinnovation.com and https://www.mindmatters.net.
About the Author: John Gabrick is the CEO of MindMatters, a pioneer in innovation strategy and software systems. For several decades, he has been responsible for fostering, managing, and improving innovation in a wide variety of industries. During this process, he has worked with some of the World’s top companies and has accumulated a profound expertise in the areas of Innovation and IP.
Step by Step Innovation Revised
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