Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of Innovarsity    

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6 Key Features of a Successful Team


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Strategic Alignment

A grand, noble vision elevates the energy, enthusiasm and self-esteem of all team members and gets them focused on a common target.  >>>


A great innovation team is infused with a great passion about doing great new things together.  >>>

Cross-functional Excellence

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas

Team members possess complementary know-how, have a diversity of thinking and abilities, and are assigned with interconnected roles. They cross-pollinate their diverse knowledge and ideas to create systemic innovations and achieve holistic success.  >>>


The value created by a great innovation team is greater than the sum of individual contributions by its members. Cross-pollination of ideas, creative cooperation, synergized diversities, reflection on each others viewpoints, and relationships among team members are inspiring and empowering. The common larger purpose and the benefits of achieving it make team members see and appreciate the great value of a synergistic approach >>>


An innovation team stays committed to its vision, but is flexible in its approach.

Entrepreneurial Attitude

Entrepreneurial Creativity: 4 Pillars

For the members of a great innovation team, entrepreneurship is a way of both life and business. Their unending creative dissatisfaction with the status quo, fearless pursuit to push the limits of conventional wisdom into breakthrough directions, and willingness to treat mistakes arising from daring initiatives as investments lead them to great achievements.




Steve Jobs on innovation

The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind our products. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.  >>>

Steve Jobs


Akio Morita on innovation

We will try to create conditions
where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.

Akio Morita







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