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Rethinking the Innovation Potential of Occupations: Introducing a Cross-functional Dashboard


August 2018 | Research Report

How can an organization build a culture of innovation that calls upon the strengths of people in every function? As we see it, one way is to distill the essence of “innovation” potential to its core competencies, then to quantify those competencies in a way that best helps create inclusive, innovative teams. We’ve created a new metric, the Innovation Potential of Occupations Dashboard, that helps leaders better identify the potential contribution various occupations—even those not traditionally considered “innovative”—can make to an innovative team. The report identifies 12 competencies that contribute to innovation potential and, by extension, successful innovation teams.



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Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, PhD

Senior Economist
The Conference Board

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Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

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Carol Corrado

Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program
The Conference Board

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