Gartner Research

Jump-Start Your Innovation at Lunch

Published: 28 April 2015

ID: G00276441

Analyst(s): Leigh McMullen


Absent an established culture of innovation, big-bang approaches to fostering innovation usually don't work. Creating a real culture of innovation is something CIOs can and should start at lunch today.

Table Of Contents


  • Big-Bang Approaches to Starting Innovation Often Fail
    • What About Big-Bang Approaches That Do Work?
  • Four Reasons IT Doesn't Innovate, and How to Overcome Them
    • Reason No. 1: "Innovation isn't part of our culture"
    • Reason No. 2: "We don't have enough, or the right kind, of talent"
    • Reason No. 3: "I can't get the business units engaged"
    • Reason No. 4: "We don't have time to innovate"
  • Getting Your IT Team "Off the Couch" and Moving
    • Finding Time to Innovate
    • Storytelling
    • Scenario Planning
    • Marketplaces
    • Leaderboards
    • Dragons' Dens
    • Technology Fairs
    • Lunch
    • Endurance
  • Tools You Can Use
    • Problem Mining
    • Scenario Planning
  • Roadmap for Getting Started
  • Stage Gates for Lunch Jam Sessions/Marketplace Investment
    • At Lunch Today
    • Once You Get Moving, It Feels Good

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