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By polling hundreds of America's business leaders, we set out to discover how the best ideas are born and how their sparks fuel innovation.
INNOVATION STARTS HERE
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
THE BIRTH OF AN IDEA
HOW AN IDEA GROWS
THE IDEA SPRINGS TO LIFE
SO, DID IT WORK?
From spark to flame, the life cycle of an idea spans birth, growth, execution and analysis. Each phase is vital to a company’s success.
OF AN IDEA
What conditions are necessary for the spark of innovation to catch? How, as a leader, do you create these conditions? This is the first step.
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To create space within organizations for innovation to thrive, to invest in the refinement of an idea—these are the challenges of the growth phase.
Even the most innovative ideas can founder if the execution is botched. This is the crucial step, turning the innovation from the abstract into a reality.
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SO, DID IT
As any successful leader knows, the utility of an idea doesn’t end after it’s over. Both success and failure offer ample learning opportunities.
Results from the Poll
HOW DO YOU GENERATE AN IDEA?
Allowing Opportunities to Take Risk
Business Leaders think innovation is important.
1 in 3
say sustainable energy, digitalization, and intelligent infrastructure are high priorities.
THE TOP TWO DRIVERS OF INNOVATION ARE
THE BEST IDEAS COME FROM
Expect to Continue Digitalization Efforts Within Their Organization
Say SMART MOBILITY Solutions are Important
Say SMART BUILDINGS Technology is Important
Say it is Important to Implement SMART CITIES in the World
Intelligent infrastructure Fuels Further Innovation
2 in 3
say their organization is the most innovative it's ever been
Say the Best Days are Ahead