Politics & Business Unit Engagement

  • New Book: Five Ways to Innovate Inside Bureaucracies

  • Has Your Organization Racked Up an Innovation Deficit?

  • How Companies Think About Innovation Budgets in 2021

  • How CSAA’s Chief Innovation Officer Approaches Disruption

  • John Hancock Exec on Getting More Digital, Fast, in a Socially-Distant Era

A good way to ensure that innovation initiatives don’t endure is to underestimate the need for backing from business unit chiefs and senior leadership. Even when the CEO decrees that she wants more innovation, many constituencies throughout the organization can still withhold the necessary support or resources.

Our coverage of the political and diplomatic issues around innovation seeks to provide advice on getting buy-in — and, when necessary, dealing with nay-sayers.

A good starting point is our research report, “Innovation Teams & Business Units: Allies or Adversaries?"