Learning to Innovate: Exploring Learning's Critical Role in Fostering Innovation examines the importance of innovation and the ways learning influences it. The learning function can and should play a critical role in developing and sustaining the innovative culture that is the hallmark of successful organizations.
There is little doubt that organizations of any size or industry need to innovate to remain successful. That innovation can take many forms, whether it is an iPhone-like breakthrough or a new spin on an old idea. What matters is that companies have systems and strategies in place to encourage, develop, and sustain innovation in every role in the organization. This report includes a synopsis of interviews with learning leaders who have successfully fostered and sustained innovative practices at high performing companies.