Most Organizations are Falling Short in Innovating and Creating an Environment to Nurture Innovation

Innovation is vital to the sustained growth and viability of companies in industries including high-tech, biotech/pharmaceutical, energy, etc. New products sometimes create disruptive technologies and new categories (e.g. iPad and iPhone) and new approaches (e.g. hydraulic fracturing to boost oil and natural gas production) are sometimes game changers. For organizations in other industries and sectors, innovation is important more for enabling them to meet customer expectations, to stay ahead of the competition and to remain efficient. This is even true for governmental organizations.

The Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Survey includes four questions that assess direct drivers of innovation and many other questions that indirectly impact an organization’s innovation culture and drivers. The four direct-innovation driver questions are:

The survey uses a rating scale of 1-5 where 5 = Effective and 1 = Ineffective. These low ratings indicate that most organizations are not doing enough to innovate to stay ahead of their competitors nor are they creating the culture and providing resources needed to support innovation.

Quantisoft’s employee satisfaction surveys/employee engagement surveys assess the culture and conditions needed to encourage and support innovation.

About Howard Deutsch

Howard Deutsch is the CEO of Quantisoft, a New Jersey based full-service survey company conducting employee, organizational effectiveness, leadership feedback, customer satisfaction, IT customer satisfaction, enterprise risk and other types of customized surveys since 1999. Howard has extensive senior line management, internal and external consulting experience in many industries. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Finance from St. John's University. He was an adjunct faculty member for several years at the Seton Hall University School of Business.
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