Marla Capozzi on discipline, metrics, and the perils of innovation committees

Marla Capozzi, leader of the Global Strategy & Innovation practice at McKinsey & Co., joined us on a recent Innovation Leader Live conference call, to discuss creating the optimal organizational conditions for innovation to succeed.

Among the topics we covered:

  •  Why an organization’s commitment to innovation shouldn’t wax and wane — even when there’s an executive shuffle or re-org. “It’s hard to imagine any time when a senior leadership team shouldn’t be focusing on growth and the future,” Capozzi says.

  •  The risk of innovation committees running off the rails. Everyone has “seen successful committees and extremely unsuccessful committees in your organization. Unfortunately, most of them err on the side of not having the type of impact that we would like them to have.”

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