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A Wall Street Journal article postulates that innovation comes from inside a company through networks—not lone individuals. The authors offers strategies to cultivate innovation, such as making efforts to break down the walls between company departments, rapidly testing and refining ideas, and figure out whether there are people in the chain of command who are hard to work with.
But for most large organizations, this “formula” for innovation is difficult to implement. Change, especially innovative change, is often is met with organizational resistance. Conversely, the culture of the organization often expresses collective frustrations with the limitations of business processes and underlying technologies to support business needs.
Doug Jackson, senior director of the Business Analysis Practice for Robbins Gioia (http://www.robbinsgioia.com), and Paula Pierce, CEO and principal transformation strategist, Peridona Strategies LLC (http://www.periodonastrategies.com), conduct an interactive session on integrating business analysis and organizational change management to create an environment for innovation and successful change. They will examine problems that prevent establishing successful innovation networks and provide an approach using best practices from both disciplines to help organizations harvest and test innovative ideas. They will show you how to:
• Identify the root of change resistance in our organizations
• Identify and capitalize on existing networks
• Apply BA and OCM best practices to create an environment for innovation.