Gartner Research

Organizing for Innovation: Maturing From Accidental to Intentional Innovation

Published: 30 November 2018

ID: G00367585

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Erik Van Ommeren, Jackie Fenn


To drive digital business success, CIOs need to mature their organization’s innovation capabilities from accidentally or occasionally innovative to intentionally and continuously innovative. We define the activities involved in creating programs and initiatives that support innovation success.

Table Of Contents


  • Design an Innovation Program or Initiative
    • Learn
    • Prepare
    • Design
  • Allocate Resources to Innovation
    • Full-Time Approaches
    • Part-Time Approaches
  • Develop Innovation Capabilities, Competencies and Culture
    • Training
    • Leadership
  • Communicate About Innovation
  • Manage the Innovation Process
  • Continuously Improve the Innovation Program
  • Conclusion

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