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Ch 5: Implementing Innovation & Improvement Plans

About This Chapter

Show your managers the foundations of innovation and improvement plan implementation with this helpful online corporate training chapter. The chapter offers short lessons and quizzes that can help strengthen your managers' innovation and continuous process improvement skills.

Implementing Innovation & Improvement Plans - Chapter Summary

This corporate training chapter helps your company's managers learn how to properly implement innovation and continuous process improvement plans. Have your managers work through these lessons at any time to review a variety of innovation/improvement concepts related to:

  • Planning
  • Setting goals
  • Organizing
  • Deliberate and experimental approaches
  • Trial/error methods
  • Pilot testing

You can use these resources during managerial training sessions, or you can assign the lessons to managers individually. The chapter can be accessed on any computer or mobile device, and it comes with self-assessment quizzes to help managers reinforce their understanding of innovation and improvement implementation.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: Lessons help managers become more aware of the process of innovation and improvement implementation.
  • Outlines effective strategies: Managers will learn planning, goal-setting, organization and other approaches that help with innovation and continuous process improvement.
  • Improves innovation and process improvements: Managers who apply the chapter's concepts will be able to more effectively implement innovations and continuous process improvements in the workplace.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, your company's supervisors should be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of planning in continuous improvement and innovation
  • Set innovation and continuous process improvement goals
  • Organize innovation and implementation
  • Compare the deliberate and experimental approaches for continuous process improvement and innovation
  • Use trial/error methods and pilot testing in innovation and continuous process improvement

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Implementing Innovation & Improvement Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Continuous Improvement & Planning in Innovation

1. Continuous Improvement & Planning in Innovation

How can companies implement incremental change in order to improve? In this lesson, we'll take a look at continuous improvement, including an in-depth exploration of the planning stage of continuous improvement for innovation.

Setting Goals for Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

2. Setting Goals for Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

This lesson will go over how managers can set goals for innovation and continuous process improvement in organizations. We'll cover SMART goals and prioritization.

Organizing for Innovation & Implementation

3. Organizing for Innovation & Implementation

This lesson will discuss management's role in the process of organizing for innovation and continuous process improvement. It will also explain the steps a manager can take to ensure a smoother transition in innovation and implementation.

Deliberate & Experimental Approaches in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

4. Deliberate & Experimental Approaches in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

Most companies want to be continually improving and innovating. But, how can they do that? In this lesson, we'll look at the two main approaches to innovation and improvement and the benefits of each.

Trial & Error Methods in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

5. Trial & Error Methods in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

Innovation helps drive continuous improvement in business, and one way to promote innovation is through trial and error. In this lesson, we'll examine the trial and error method for innovation and continuous process improvement.

Pilot Testing in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

6. Pilot Testing in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

This lesson defines pilot testing and explains why and how it is used. It also discusses what it can show about developing and implementing innovation and continuous process improvement.

Practical Application: Pilot Testing Plan

7. Practical Application: Pilot Testing Plan

This template will help you when carrying out a pilot testing plan. The template can be used to make sure you cover all of the steps needed for a successful pilot.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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