Are there Practical Tools that Can Help Organizations Realize their Innovation Potential?

There are entrepreneurs who respond to market demands and then there are those who create new markets from unchartered territory.

The Gartner Hype Cycle illustrates a familiar experience for many of us. Our social feeds are full of new world-changing technology promising a seemingly impossible future. Then, sure enough, we learn the technology that seemed like it was just around the corner is often much further off than we first thought.

What the Gartner Hype Cycle diagram lays out is the actual trajectory of many emerging technologies and where they fall on the is-this-real-or-is-it-too-good-to-be-true spectrum. It communicates a concern that many organizations have: How can we innovate in a genuinely meaningful and sustainable way?

While there is no one answer to this question, there are many perspectives on how it can be done.