Ownership Tips

Everyone involved needs to feel truly part of the process and it’s incumbent upon the driver to knock down “us-versus-them” roadblocks in cross-divisional teams.  To wit:

  • Who’s Driving This Thing?: Your program for sustainable Innovation must have a champion, a true driver of the process.
  • Where’s the Passion?: Select associates who care and are truly passionate about the product and the effort.  Kick disbelievers off the bus – this is too important for naysayers to derail.
  • Different Strokes for Different Folks: Assign a specific task to a dedicated “owner” – this is critical to unleashing the best performance out of each member of the project team.