The accelerated pace of technological and market changes sets high expectations and demand for innovation, but transformational innovation tends to fall short of expectations.

Gartner researchers have identified the three themes that differentiate the top 20% of R&D organizations to combat institutionalized incrementalism and conservatism to achieve their transformational goals:

  1. Consciously focus on shifting decision frameworks for transformational opportunities.
  2. Improve effectiveness at surfacing disruptive ideas by offering teams incentives to experiment and tapping into external sources.
  3. Strive for balance in transformational portfolios through project diversity.

Explore the six actions your R&D organization can take to alter its processes and achieve higher value transformational innovation.