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Building a Culture of Innovation

A Practical Framework for Placing Innovation at the Core of Your Business

Unlock innovation potential in your business with this practical guide to leading a cultural change programme.
EAN: 9780749474478
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 234x156
232 pages

About the book

SHORTLISTED: CMI Management Book of the Year 2017 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Category

Being a truly innovative company is more than dreaming up new products and services by external consultants and internal taskforces. Staying one step ahead of the competition requires you to embed innovation into your organizational culture. Innovation needs to be embodied in everything that gets done by everyone who works there. By changing your organizational culture to one that supports Building a Culture of Innovation, you will remove the barriers that stop you responding quickly and agilely to changing market conditions and opportunities for growth.

Building a Culture of Innovation presents a practical framework that you can follow to design and embed a culture of innovation in your business.The six-step Innovation Culture Change Framework offers a structured process to make change stick, from assessing your organization's innovation-readiness to leading a managed change process that will foster innovation at each level. It includes case studies from international organizations which have shifted their focus to an innovation culture, including Prudential, Qinetiq, Octopus Investments, Cisco, Siemens, BrightMove Media, Waitrose and Feefo.

Supported with downloadable resources, Building a Culture of Innovation is an essential read for business leaders and change implementation teams who want to place innovation at the heart of their business strategy.

About the authors

Cris Beswick spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning design group. He then founded The Future Shapers, an innovation consultancy specializing in strategy, leadership and culture required for innovation.

Derek Bishop has over twenty years' as an expert on culture change and is considered one of the leading thinkers on creating high-performance cultures. Derek is the co-founder of boutique agency Culture Consultancy, helping to deliver sustainable performance improvements through successful organizational culture change.


Jo Geraghty, former head of HR for Goldman Sachs France and Switzerland, brings a wealth of practitioner experience to change projects. With a global expert reputation, Jo specializes in working with leadership teams of global organizations operating in large, complex and regulated environments.


Clear practical steps to embed a culture of innovation and an enjoyable read. This is a really practical guide for any organization aiming to put innovation at the centre of its business strategy. It does what it claims to do; defining a culture of innovation and giving some easy to use tools within a six-stage framework to make the journey successful. The concepts and tools in this book are clear, practical and easy to use - it will help to make innovation central to your strategy.

Irene Stark, Group HR Director, ATS Euromaster