Ten lessons from ExxonMobil on spurring operationally-focused innovation

By Christopher Bailey and Jeff Rosenbaugh, Innovation Catalysts, ExxonMobil

As most readers of Innovation Leader are painfully aware, some of the best ideas for improving operations — what is frequently called “incremental” or “sustaining” innovation — are often squashed under the weight of other priorities and layers of management.

It was no different here at ExxonMobil IT, the global organization that works in partnership with all ExxonMobil business units to provide integrated technology solutions.

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