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IT Leadership: 10 Ways to Unleash Enterprise Innovation

Most businesses consider themselves innovative, but their company culture and results suggest otherwise. Here are some insights that might help move the needle.
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1. Balance Creativity and Discipline

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Jeff Wordham, a principal of Deloitte Consulting, a member of Deloitte Digital and the leader of Doblin, Deloitte’s design-led innovation team, believes effective innovation leaders must establish the systems, talent and metrics needed to design, test, and scale inventive new products, services and experiences.

"Our secret sauce is how we bring together multi-disciplined teams of designers, creatives, behavioral researchers, technologists, and strategists from the start," said Wordham. "To launch meaningful impact and change in the organization and the world, innovation requires a disciplined and sustained approach."

Deloitte Digital maintains a portfolio of innovations that are 70% aligned with its core business, 20% business adjacent, and 10% transformational. Wordham said the results are the inverse as the greatest value is driven from commitments to transformational innovation.

Lisa Morgan is a freelance writer who covers big data and BI for InformationWeek. She has contributed articles, reports, and other types of content to various publications and sites ranging from SD Times to the Economist Intelligent Unit. Frequent areas of coverage include ... View Full Bio

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