Citing the survey work of three well known consultancies, BusinessWeek sums up the state of innovation.
There's consensus across industries that innovation is a key growthdriver. Unfortunately, the surveys also reflect a broad belief that most companies don't have the leadership, systems, or tools to successfully and consistently innovate.
Implementing innovation isn't as straightforward as running a Six Sigma program, which makes it harder to do and harder to measure.
Bottom line: How one manages innovation is hard. Killing it is easy.