Leading Innovation and Change

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Student #: 110098988 Leading Innovation and Change Assignment 1 (Draft) October 27, 2011
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Thus, the challenge for all organizations today is to develop systems and/or strategies that will enable them to become even more innovative around the issues of creativity, change and innovation. How well they do this will determine how well and how far the organization evolves in the future.

What are innovation, change and creativity?

Wikipedia simple definition of innovation is "to renew or change.” The Shorter Oxford Dictionary (cited in Hayes, 2002) defines change as the “substitution or succession of one thing in place of another.” Von Stamm (2008, p. 1) posits that “creativity and innovation are [often] used interchangeably.” Von Stamm (2008 p. 2) goes on further to say that “creativity is an essential part of innovation.” Innovation has been described by Boak citing West et al (2003, p17) as “the introduction of new and improved ways of doing things at work” and the process of “applying ideas, processes, products, or procedures, which are new to the people and places where you are introducing them (Boak 2010). Adair (2007, p. x) ups the ante when he states that “innovation calls for a special form of creativity.” Adair (2009, p. 17) states “to innovate means . . . to bring in or introduce something new.” Adair (2007, p .x) points out that innovation is the key to winning and keeping leadership in world markets.” Von Stamm (2008, p. xi) posits “innovation, creativity and design are . . . amongst the most frequently used words in business

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