Chubb global innovation VP: ‘Stop the innovation carnival’
At last week’s Innovation Leaders Forum in Boston, Chubb VP of Global Innovation Gerry Myers made a powerful plea: “Stop the innovation carnival.”
At too many companies, employees are engaged with the innovation team only during sporadic “Innovation Days,” idea challenges, or off-site meetings.
“Corporate innovation today tends to be event- or challenge-based,” says Myers. “It’s episodic. There’s lot of hoopla on the front and back ends. It’s like a carnival that rolls into town each year. When it’s over, there’s the promise that ‘we’ll see you again next year.'”... continued ...