Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of Innovarsity    

Drivers of Innovation



Vadim Kotelnikov personal logo   Vadim Kotelnikov photograms  




Synergistic Innovation Idea Management quotes Synergize Diversities Master of Business Synergies (MBS) Systemic Innovation Cross-functional Innovation Teams Same Reality, Different Perceptions Team Cross-functional Teams Inspiring People Creative Problem Solving Discover New Opportunities Synergize Diversities: Synergistic Team, Ideas, Innovation, Master of Business Synergies, MBS, e-coach


Cross-functional Innovation Teams

A diversity of ideas and opinions are needed to generate high quality solutions. Innovation depends upon the individual and collective expertise of employees. In the new era of systemic innovation, it is more important for an organization to be cross-functionally excellent than functionally excellent. In addition to formal planning at the business level, best-practice companies use crosscutting initiatives on major issues in order to challenge assumptions and open up the organization to new thinking... More

Leverage Opposite Forces

Synergizing opposites unleashes power on both personal and organizational level. To be successful in today's complex, rapidly changing and highly competitive world, you must embrace, manage and synergize critical opposites.  >>>

You can inspire innovation and find a strategic competitive advantage in an organizational and cultural context by seeking to leverage, rather than diminish, opposite forces. People with different cultural, educational, scientific, and business backgrounds will bring different frames of reference to a problem and can spark an exciting and dynamic cross-pollination of ideas >>>

Pay due attention to developing strong and innovative individuals, functions and stand-alone businesses because synergized diversity only works when the elements of that diversity are strong and innovative in their own right.


Innovation is Love  >>  Passion

C-level Support: C-level and leadership support is a key driver of an innovation function's success.  >>>

Culture is important for success. The  question is how culture can drive successful innovation.

Empowered Employees

Cross-pollination of Ideas

Simulation Games  >>  Innovation Football  >>  Exceed the Desired Results


Peter Drucker on Innovation

You can't do carpentry if you only have a saw, or only a hammer. It's when you put all tools into one kit that you invent.

Peter Drucker

Stephen Covey on innovation

Strength lies in differences,

not in similarities.

Stephen Covey


Innovation as an Engine of Economic Growth