Gartner research shows innovation isn’t about being connected, it’s about having the right connections
From Gartner’s CHRO Quarterly magazine: "Network Innovation in the Digital Age"
Contrary to popular opinion, Gartner’s research shows individual innovation strategies (i.e. hackathons, personal innovation-time) and even dedicated agile innovation teams move the needle on innovation effectiveness (IE) by only 6%. By contrast, network innovation increases IE by 24%. Organizations can foster this by helping people create and leverage the connections they need to socialize their ideas, generate buzz, penetrate silos, and gain executive support.