Misconceptions about successful innovation

10/30/2011 | Harvard Business Review online

The idea that innovation is the exclusive domain of mad scientists in lab coats is a dangerous myth that managers should resist whenever they can, writes Scott Anthony. While there is innovation in R&D labs, it also happens in office cubicles, shop floors and sales rooms. "Innovation -- something different that has impact -- can happen anywhere in an organization," Anthony writes. "Everyone should be looking for new ways to solve old problems."

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