Thursday, September 1, 2022

“Even though major innovation projects are coordinated and resourced from a central location, units and individuals throughout the organization can play an active role in innovation.”
– Leo Blanken, Jason Lepore and Cecilia Panella –

Does innovation within your organization more closely resemble a lighthouse (hierarchical) or a Christmas tree (distributed)? These are the two models highlighted in a recent thought piece on innovation within the U.S. military with emphasis placed upon the need to evolve into the Christmas tree model. To learn more, Click here for the article From the Lighthouse to the Christmas Tree: Enabling Distributed Innovation in the US Military. Then consider what barriers to innovation exist within your organization and whether it may be time to dim the lighthouse and light the tree.

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