Innovation roles

Quote of the day, by Tom Kelley of IDEO, and author of The Ten Faces of Innovation:
“We have too many people out there playing Devil’s Advocate when they should be in a learning role like the Anthropologist, when they should be invoking an organizing role like the Collaborator, when they should be adopting a building role like the Experience Architect. The innovation roles give you a chance to broaden your creative range, with the flexibility to pick the right role for the right challenge. The innovation roles offer a new vocabulary, sparking a fresh discourse that invites team members to make their own unique contributions to the success of the enterprise.”

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One Response to Innovation roles

  1. […] I was skimming my feeds this week and came across a post by Paul Baker at EducationPR. It was a quote from a book by Tom Kelley called The Ten Faces of Innovation. What caught my eye was this: “We have too many people out there playing Devil’s Advocate…” […]

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