Great article in downloadable (.pdf) format from Stanford.edu about how to “…systemize innovation…” (Hargadon & Sutton).
The article makes suggestions about how organizations can benefit from a constant flow of new ideas by implementing and efficient “idea-generating process”.
I agree that brilliant ideas are worthless if one cannot implement them to benefit anybody. An individual’s genius is irrelevant without the strong collaboration of those who can help implement it and translate it into a valuable commodity to benefit others.
All the best,
Andrew Hargadon is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Warrington College of Business Administration at tbe University of Florida, v/here he studies and teaches technology management Robert I. Sutton
is a professor in Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, where he is also codirector of the
Center for Work, Technology, and Organization. He is the coauthor, with feffrey Pfeffer, of The Knowing-Dwing Gap:
How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action, published by Harvard Business School Press in 1999.