Category Archives: team

Six Reasons why Cross-Functional Innovation Teams Fail

Once you have identified a great idea for a new product or service innovation what do you do?  Many firms put together a cross functional team (XFT) and tell them to bring the product to market.  It seems like a good approach.  They have budget, people and empowerment.  What could possibly go wrong?  Lots of ...

Inventors are Not Created Equal

How to Recognize and Grow Different Types of Inventors Innovators are often difficult to recognize. They don’t wear signs or fit a particular personality profile. Sometimes they quietly go through the day while drawing little attention to themselves and many times it seems they cannot stop talking about their ideas or inventions. What often happens ...