Some words of organizational Innovation…

 

Luecke and Katz (2003), who wrote:

“Innovation . . . is generally understood as the successful introduction of a new thing or method . . . Innovation is the embodiment, combination, or synthesis of knowledge in original, relevant, valued new products, processes, or services. 

Amabile et al (1996) propose:

“All innovation begins with creative ideas . . . We define innovation as the successful implementation of creative ideas within an organization. In this view, creativity by individuals and teams is a starting point for innovation; the first is necessary but not sufficient condition for the second”.

Davila et al (2006), write:

“Innovation, like many business functions, is a management process that requires specific tools, rules, and discipline.”

Creativity may be displayed by individuals, but innovation occurs in the organizational context only.

Davila et al (2006) comment,

“Often, in common parlance, the words creativity and innovation are used interchangeably. They shouldn’t be, because while creativity implies coming up with ideas, it’s the “bringing ideas to life” . . . that makes innovation the distinct undertaking it is.”

 (Wikipedia.com)

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