By Cathleen Clerkin & Kristin Cullen-Lester
Center for Creative Leadership
Why aren’t companies as innovative as they want to be? To understand how innovation works in organizations, the Center for Creative Leadership conducted an online survey of 485 people from organizations around the globe. This paper discusses: (1) the extent to which organizations struggle with innovation, (2) the key differences between organizations that are effective and ineffective at innovation, (3) the common roadblocks that prevent innovation in organizations, and (4) ways leaders and organizations can improve their innovation efforts.
Clerkin, C., & Cullen-Lester, K. (2015). Navigating innovation roadblocks: Key differences between innovative and non-innovative organizations [White paper]. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership. https://doi.org/10.35613/ccl.2015.1046