Prof. Lina Hill gave a great lecture about Collective Creativity and the inherited problem with leading innovation:
What we know is, at the heart of innovation is a paradox. You have to unleash the talents and passions of many people and you have to harness them into a work that is actually useful
Leading innovation in your organization is not simple. Doing it wrong and preventing innovation can lead to deep frustration and a lack of fulfillment in the team. On the other hand, even worse, innovation might result in a business disaster if it’s not aligned with the goals, which might eventually make the team invaluable to the organization and close it.
Innovative teams are driven by the passion to build, to create, to excite. The key for a winning innovative team is to clarify the business goals every day and to connect this passion to the product. Once it works, we get the strongest team ever.