How to Undermine Innovation

Harvard Business Review shares 11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation – here they are in a summarised to do list.

  1. Have no way to measure success or definition
  2. Every idea must be captured by a spreadsheet
  3. Gain more influence & power
  4. Innovation is only the CEO’s thing
  5. Confine innovation to the boardrooms and memos
  6. Do only short term innovation projects
  7. Hold back on releasing anything
  8. Stay in the lab mentality
  9. Don’t tolerate failures
  10. Don’t innovate and step on others
  11. Innovation doesn’t need a champion and keep passing it to the next incoming executive

Read the full article here


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