Perhaps the ACS could take a page from IBM’s game-book. Earlier this month Big Blue initiated a program called “Innovation Days,” several days devoted to looking at how they could refresh innovation at IBM labs around the world. They had a familiar problem: how to encourage innovation while working on the usual short-term objectives. They took ideas by e-mail and spent significant time interacting about innovation over a few days. It evidently took quite a commitment to pull this off.
Why not have FI Center sponsor ACS Innovation Days in 2004?