Innovation

Open Innovation: Enhancing Idea Generation Through Collaboration

Open Innovation benchmarking coverRead about 11 best practices of organizations that have embraced open innovation, with an emphasis on collaborating externally and internally. This benchmarking report also includes case studies from Amway, Cisco Systems Inc., Corning Inc., and more.

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Quality for Tomorrow: Innovation Think Tank Executive Summary

Innovation Think Tank SummaryLearn about the outcomes of the Innovation Think Tank held at the 2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Members discussed innovation as "quality for tomorrow," covering topics including measuring innovation, creating a culture of innovation, and critical skills of the innovator.  

The Executive Guide to Innovation

H1453-MThis book pulls together current thinking on innovation management to guide executive leaders in developing an innovation-centric organization. Find out how you can establish a culture of effective innovation and build innovation into strategic planning.

New Insights on Innovation and Quality

JQP Cover V36 I3Alan S. Gregerman addresses how including strangers in the pool of people providing input greatly increases the probability of obtaining innovative suggestions.


Read his article in the October 2013 issue of
Journal for Quality and Participation.
  

Innovation Conference Presentations

Innovation GroupVisit the online library of the Innovation Interest Group to view presentations from the Innovation Conference, held October 26 in Sacramento, California.

Sample titles include "Innovation in Baldrige," "Innovation Evaluation Tools," and "Building a Culture of Creativity and Innovation." Access the presentations (members only).

Idea Creation Tools

9 WindowsLearn about tools used for generating and organizing ideas, including affinity diagrams, brainstorming, nine windows, and more. 

Risky Business
Innovation Imperative Risky Business

In the "Innovation Imperative" column of the January 2012 QP, Peter Merrill explains why innovators can't be afraid to fail.

Organize How You Innovate

Learn how IQP COVER JUNE 2011SO 9004:2009 provides a systematic, process-based approach to innovation within a quality management system. Read the article and listen to an interview with author Natalia Scriabina.

Webcast with Peter Merrill: Innovation Generation
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Peter Merrill, author of Innovation  Generation, describes how to become an innovative organization that enables information to flow freely. 


Benchmarking Report: Embedding Innovation

Embedding InnovationLearn how best-practice organizations create a strategy to embed innovation, define roles to support innovative engagement, understand the enablers of innovation, and evaluate key innovation measures. (Members only.) 

Innovation and the Future of Quality

Emergence - 2011 Future of Quality Study coverEmergence: The 2011 Future of Quality Study identifies innovation as one of the top eight forces shaping the future of quality.



Fresh Thinking on Innovation and Quality

Innovation white paper coverThis ASQ white paper examines the relationship between innovation and quality, testing the assumption that activities to increase quality are bound to stifle creativity.

Fueling Innovation in a Recessed Economy

Executive Roundtable LogoAt an Executive Roundtable focused on innovation, Robert Galvin, Dr. Armand Feigenbaum, and James Dolan discussed leadership, the role of the customer, and workplace culture.

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