11 Major Barriers to Innovation, with Proposed Solutions

InnoLead was created to help corporate innovation, transformation, R&D, and strategy leaders deliver bigger results in their organizations. We’re a resource to help you and your team make change happen — faster.

We’ve collected hundreds of downloadable documents (PDFs, PowerPoint decks, and spreadsheets) on our site. But if we’re being honest, this one may be the most useful.

We asked a former SVP at Transamerica to lay out eleven of the most common barriers to innovation in large companies. After each, you’ll find a list of the symptoms that accompany each barrier; questions that can be posed to help your colleagues and senior management better understand the barrier; as well as some potential solutions which may help you prevail.

Are you aware of the barriers that could slow your progress and limit your impact?

Do you have a plan for overcoming them?

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