HBR: Spark more innovation in 15 minutes

Everyone wants to innovate. But how many hospitals are actually doing it?

In an article for Harvard Business Review, Sydney Finkelstein, PhD, a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and faculty director of the school's executive program, outlines a simple exercise to make innovation happen. The strategy calls for teams to brainstorm on three topics:

  1. Existing operational practices.
  2. Challenges or threats to the status quo.
  3. Actions to address impending disruptions.

Dr. Finkelstein suggests devoting 15 minutes to the exercise once per week at team meetings and tracking progress each week in a "change notebook." Read more on the strategy here.

 

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