The Language of Innovation

Global firms are staking their futures on their ability to innovate, but a new study finds they face big barriers to this in the form of skills shortages and corporate cultures punctuated by a fear of sharing ideas. The study, entitled ‘The innovative company: How multinationals unleash their creative potential’, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by EF, also found that:

The study, based on a survey of over 400 global organizations, explores the challenges companies face when trying to promote innovation across departmental and national boundaries and how companies can overcome these to develop a corporate culture that nurtures innovation.


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