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Begin With the Kind of Innovation That Matters Most to Your High-Tech Supply Chain — Management Innovation

Published: 07 May 2015

ID: G00277745

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard


Increasing innovation requires a shift in the role and practices of management. That means ensuring the decision making and oversight of management encourages innovation. High-tech CSCOs can improve the innovative capability of their organizations by first innovating management practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Innovate Your Management Practices to Remove Common Obstacles to Achieving More Innovation Across Your Organization
    • Decision Making — Who Makes Which Decisions?
  • Adjust Decision Making for More Innovation
    • Communication Is the Flow of Information Primarily Unidirectional or Open and Collaborative?
  • Change What You Communicate
  • Change How You Communicate
    • Rewards and Performance Evaluation — Who Evaluates Whom, and What Are the Innovation Incentives?
  • Change Performance Evaluations and Incentives to Get More Innovation
    • Strategic Planning — How Are Plans Made, and How Often Can They Be Changed?
  • Make Plans More Flexible
    • Resource Management — How Are Resources Allocated?
  • You Don't Need Radical Management Changes

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