How ExxonMobil IT started a grassroots innovation program that’s changing company culture

How do you start a grassroots innovation initiative that takes off — and spreads?

A small team inside ExxonMobil IT, the global organization that works in partnership with all ExxonMobil business units to provide integrated technology solutions, has been working on an answer to that question for more than two years now. They’ve learned a great deal as they’ve focused participants in on specific problem areas and refashioned the steering committee that evaluated employee ideas.

Earlier this year, Christopher Bailey and Jeff Rosenbaugh of ExxonMobil IT authored a piece for Innovation Leader titled, “Ten lessons from ExxonMobil on spurring operationally-focused innovation.” Bailey later joined us for an IL Live conference call to discuss their experiences in more detail.

You can read highlights from the call below, or click play to hear the complete audio. (Click the “down arrow” at right to get an MP3 file for later listening.)

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