Navy Warfare Development Command Publishes 'The Innovator's Guide'

Story Number: NNS120829-03Release Date: 8/29/2012 8:37:00 AM
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From Navy Warfare Development Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) has published "The Innovator's Guide," Aug. 29, to help innovators of all ages - but particularly the Navy's junior leaders - become more innovative and facilitate the transformation of good ideas into real warfighting capabilities.

As the Navy Center for Innovation, NWDC is spearheading a campaign to reinvigorate a culture of innovation within the Navy, and the guide is an important component of that endeavor.

In addition to defining innovation and why it is important, the guide provides advice on how to identify and define problems that need solving, proven techniques for finding creative solutions, and how to move these ideas through a large organization to drive towards implementation.

"Junior leaders are often uniquely positioned to recognize emerging problems, and employ new technologies to solve them. It's up to us to give them the tools and the open channels to be successful," said Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander, NWDC.

In his introduction, Kraft challenges the junior leaders to think deeply, question continuously, debate vigorously, read broadly, write boldly and never give up on a good idea.

To download The Innovator's Guide, visit Videos and transcripts from NWDC's Maritime Innovation Symposium and Junior Leader Innovation Symposium are also available at the website.

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