Why You Should Eliminate Your Chief Innovation Officer

The whole premise behind a Chief Innovation Officer goes beyond useless to completely and utterly counter-productive. If one person is in charge of innovation, everyone else are not. And they must be. Anyone not innovating is falling behind those that are. Darwin taught us that that is a bad thing. So: No Chief Innovative Officers. No distinctions between scientific, artistic and interpersonal leaders. Everyone is responsible for innovating, creating and leading.

Break the trade-offs with some good old-fashioned gap bridging.

  1. Get everyone aligned around a shared purpose.
  2. Build a common understanding of the current reality.
  3. Bridge the gaps.

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