Tag Archives: innovation

Can quality and innovation coexist?

Improving quality is often viewed as a “mom and apple pie” issue; it’s fairly rare to hear a corporate spokesman rail against the need for quality.  But quality does indeed have some detractors who say that raising quality levels can also raise costs, and a focus on quality can ripple out to stifle other aspects […]

A Dangerous Trend in R&D

Sometime ago, I read that a new technology officer of a leading computer manufacturing company has discontinued R&D projects that go beyond 2-3 years. The top 20 or so projects were retained for generating short term revenue. Leadership in other companies have adopted the similar strategy to productize R&D. To an extent I believe R&D […]