Innovation

Innovation Conference Presentations

Innovation GroupVisit the online library of the Innovation Interest Group to view presentations from the Innovation Conference, held in September 2014.

Sample titles include "Creating an Innovation Centre of Excellence," "Innovation Management and Innovative Projects," and "The Innovation Commercialization Process." Access the presentations (members only).

Innovation Benchmarks

See innovation benchmarks for organizations across a variety of industries for metrics including total research and development cost, number of new businesses launched in the past three reporting periods, average time to market for new products/services, and more.

Download the table of benchmarks (PDF, members only), and see benchmarks by industry.

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.

Find more members-only benchmarking reports.

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.

Idea Creation Tools

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

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. 


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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