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Glossary of Innovation Definitions

Below is a list of innovation definitions and terms used used across this website and our materials.

We strive to use simple everyday language to define innovation and creativity. However, there is a downside to being simplistic: we need to use common words in very specific and occasionally odd ways.

This glossary is meant to help clarify our language, tools and concepts to empower the reader to become more strategically innovative.

Innovation Definitions:

A-D

E-I

J-M

N-R

S-Z

Innovation Terms A-D

Innovation Terms E-I

Innovation Terms J-M

Innovation Terms N-R

Innovation Terms S-Z

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The Innovation Design Approach is leadership's blueprint for organizational innovation. Detailing the why and how to innovate across inter-disciplinary teams using methods, tools, and practices.