Five ways to spread innovation throughout the organization
As part of our New York Field Study last month, Michael Dewar of the New York Times Research & Development Group showed the slide above. He was talking about the various ways that his group can build awareness of what it is working on throughout the organization — and ideally increase other departments’ willingness to support the R&D team’s projects as they move from initial demo to production.
• Engineering means building and deploying something on your own that fills a need. Dewar calls that the “brute force” approach. And supporting that something for an indeterminate period consumes valuable resources. ... continued ...