A recent survey of industry leaders voted innovation as their top business priority. This won't come as a surprise, of course. At an increasing number of organizations, the focus of innovation is shifting from "how" or "what" to "who". And increasingly, the answer is "everyone". Hence, talent managers are looking at innovation ability and attitude as an essential quality in new hires. At all levels, in all functions.
But, acquiring the right talent is one thing; putting it to work is entirely another. Enterprises need to provide the right conditions and climate before innovation can grow from the grassroots.