May 04, 2010
Definitions of Innovation

I just googled "definitions of innovation" and came up with 5,240,000 choices. Good luck reading them. For now, here are 10 I've gathered over the years that I like. How about you? And if you have a better one, let me know.

"Change that creates a new dimension of performance." - Peter Drucker

"The ability to deliver new value to a customer." - Jose Campos

"Adapting, altering, or adjusting that which already exists for the sake of adding value." - Anon

"The managed effort of an organization to develop new products, new services, or new uses for existing products or services." - Ricky W. Griffin

"The commercialization of creativity." - Anonymous

"The creation, development and implementation of a new product, process or service, with the aim of improving efficiency, effectiveness or competitive advantage." - Government of New Zealand

"Creating something before people know they need it. - Guy Kawaski

"The successful exploitation of new ideas." - UK Department of Innovation and Skills

"The successful implementation of creative ideas within an organization." - Teresa Amabile

"The act of introducing something new." - The American Heritage Dictionary

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at May 4, 2010 01:05 PM

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Great post!

Posted by: Fame Foundry [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 6, 2010 09:21 AM

In a book I just finished and released by Corwin Press, I defined innovation as a new solution to an ongoing problem that achieves substantially improved results.

Posted by: Paul [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 6, 2010 12:24 PM

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