You have made it through Ready, you have made it through Set, and now it is time to Go. If all of the ground work has been done correctly in gathering and selling the idea, this part should be business as usual. Please check out Part One: Gathering Ideas and Part Two: Selling Ideas of the series if you have not already done so.
The Chief Innovation Officer’s role in implementation is mostly one of monitoring and communication. You will be responsible for the following:
- Continue Building Excitement About the Idea
- Make Sure the Plan is Being Executed as Presented
- Communicate Short-Term Wins as Achieved
- Document the Process, Stories and Examples throughout the Implementation
That is it. Remember, the Chief Innovation Officer is not the person in charge of the actual implementation in most cases. It is best to put the best people in the right places and let everything fall into place. We are the silent heroes behind the substantial positive change taking place in our organizations.
Editors Note: Don’t miss Tim’s interview with Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program about the new role of the Chief Innovation Officer.