In this conversation with Booz Allen Hamilton, Kurt Scherer talked about innovation, or in his words, "change with impact."
When it comes to increasing idea diversity, it's about 1) sources of new ideas 2) avenues to evolve great ideas and the 3) competencies and maturity to measure that you're doing the best you can with innovation.
Sources: what makes ideas for each of these groups different?
Avenues: what tools can help you network, share, and collaborate?
- In-person tools: Ideas Festival, Combustion Chamber, Pitch Jam
- Virtual Tools: Social Media, Idea Exchange
- Doing work is different than making progress. The areas of competency (from the company's perspective) includes: Individuals, Teams, Environment, Resource Allocations, Networks and Sharing, Enterprise