Organizational innovation: Between structure and white space [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fv2bhTd07I]
For the past several months we have consciously worked to inculcate a culture of innovation in Infosys, from the ground-up. A simple five point innovation framework guides employees at all levels to learn from their own and others' projects; look for opportunities to do things better in current assignments; think up ways of delivering more than the scope of the project; articulate the benefits of these innovative ideas in clear business terms; and share that knowledge freely within the organization.
This 'grassroots innovation' movement has been successful beyond expectations to yield thousands of concepts and ideas, many of which have been implemented. Given the number of ideas being generated, there is a need for a formal and objective mechanism to select those that are worthy of implementation.