Peer advice: Creating the right conditions for disruptive innovation

Innovation Leader convened a conference call earlier this month: nine senior leaders from large public and private companies, discussing how they’ve set up groups to focus on truly disruptive innovation — not line extensions or products sold in new-and-improved packages.

Business team drawing a new projectWe promised the participants we’d leave their names and company names out of our write-up so that they’d focus on the challenges as well as what has been working for them. But the participants hailed from consumer packaged goods companies; financial services firms; brand-name technology giants; and international retail chains. Below are some of the highlights of the call.

Our next call, in early May, will focus on hiring strategies for innovation teams: how do you get people on-board who might ordinarily not come to work for your company? Drop us a message if you’d like to participate, but note that these calls are for a limited number of operating executives only.

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