Gartner Research

Balance Distributed and Centralized Innovation for Engagement and Outcomes

Published: 14 April 2016

ID: G00297931

Analyst(s): Jackie Fenn


Enterprises can increase the quality, quantity and sustainability of their innovation by balancing decentralized innovation initiatives that drive engagement and vitalize business unit IT strategies with a centralized team that can champion breakthrough innovations.

Table Of Contents


  • Distributed Innovation: The Power of the Crowd
  • Centralized Innovation: The Benefits of Focus
    • Goals and Mission
    • Organization and Governance
    • Funding
  • Conclusion

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