An SPS survey has revealed the factors that stifle innovation within members’ organisations.
The poll attracted a record number of responses, and highlighted that the most significant issue for most organisations was a shortage of time and resources, cited by 22% of respondents, followed by a focus on the short term, cited by 19%.
However, the role of leaders was also a highly influential factor. A lack of support from the top of the organisation was said to affect innovation at 15% of organisations that took part in the poll, followed by a lack of support from line management at 13%.
The absence of a supportive culture for innovation was also a critical problem. Some 13% said there were no internal role models, 12% said there was no cultural emphasis on innovation and 5% said there were too many perceived penalties for failure.
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