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Why handoffs are the death of innovation

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Every time you create a handoff during a business transition, you risk dropping the baton. Here’s how to create transitions that work.

Someone has a brilliant idea that has transformative potential. Everyone gets excited. And in the end, the product that comes out is… mediocre. Somehow, in the journey from idea to execution, as the project was handed off from one function to another, the wattage of this bright idea dimmed to a flicker. Sound familiar? Writing for Strategy+Business, David Clarke says the solution is to think about transitions in a holistic way.

THE PROBLEM

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Credits:
Source Article: Stop Dropping The Baton During Business Transitions
Author(s): David Clarke
Publisher: Strategy+Business