Uri Neren recently authored a blog post for the Harvard Business Review about the Mayo Clinic’s future as an innovator. I encourage you all to read the post here: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/10/how_the_mayo_clinic_invests_in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29. For those of you not familiar with Uri, he is “the CEO of Generate Companies, which founded The World Database of Innovation initiative, a collaboration with several universities to profile the world’s innovation leaders and commonalities amongst successful innovators.” Uri also leads Innovation Peers, a global network of peer groups for chief innovators.
According to the author, “as embedded as innovation is in its DNA, Mayo realizes it can’t count on sustaining its edge without some key structures to ensure that the necessary conditions for innovation are met.” Uri’s post describes how the Mayo Clinic is fostering innovation in the new century. When it comes to future innovation, nothing is taken for granted. Uri outlines several aspects of Mayo’s innovation infrastructure, including unofficial activity, external collaboration, internal connectivity, combination innovation, resourcing and preconception awareness. Mayo stands as one of the largest and most respected care organizations in the world.
For more, definitely check out the story in the Harvard Business Review: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/10/how_the_mayo_clinic_invests_in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29.
Post by Dan Dunlop with Stephanie Cohen, UNC-Chapel Hill Student and Jennings Intern