The Innovation Formula. The 14 Science–Based Keys for Creating a Culture Where Innovation Thrives

  • ID: 3623312
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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′Innovation isn′t easy, but then again, neither is table tennis. This hands–on and thoroughly–researched book makes it clear that smart organizations discover that the effort, the planning and the respect they put into creating a culture where innovation is welcome pays big dividends.′
Seth Godin, author of What To Do When It′s Your Turn


The Innovation Formula offers a wealth of science–based strategies to create a culture where innovation thrives. From best–selling author and innovation psychologist Dr Amantha Imber, this resource will help you to improve innovation at an individual, team, leadership and organisation level. Through 14 interconnected scientific strategies, this practical guide reveals the research behind each strategy, shows how your company can implement them effectively, and includes examples from leading companies applying these principles.

This results–based, easy–to–implement guide will show you how to:

  • make your company a safe place to fail in order to encourage innovation
  • understand the science behind a successful innovative culture shift
  • put in place the key elements that foster organisation–wide creativity
  • implement proven strategies that are based on evidence, not feelings.

With The Innovation Formula as your guide, you can use science to create an organisation that succeeds by driving growth and maintaining relevance through innovation.

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About the author ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xv

Innovation Culture Audit xxiii

Part I: Individual–level factors 1

1 Challenge 3

2 Autonomy 13

3 Recognition 27

Part II: Team–level factors 41

4 Debate 43

5 Team supportiveness 53

6 Collaboration 61

Part III: Leader–level factors 73

7 Supervisor support 77

8 Senior leader support 85

9 Resourcing 99

10 Goal clarity 111

Part IV: Organisation–level factors 119

11 Risk–taking 121

12 Cohesion 139

13 Participation 149

14 Physical environment 163

What now? 175

References 177

Index 197

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DR AMANTHA IMBER is an innovation psychologist, best–selling author, and founder of Australia's leading innovation consultancy Inventium. Amantha is the co–creator of the BRW Most Innovative Companies list, a list that Inventium compiles annually ranking Australia's top innovators. She has worked with forward–thinking companies such as Google, Disney, LEGO and Virgin. For more information, visit [external URL]
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