Friday, May 19, 2006


Cross-functional Innovation and Implementation at Google

We discussed Google's 70-20-10 as ways to balance experimentation and execution. It sounds good in theory but what does it really mean in practice. What if the ideas you are working on is to be implemented by someone in some other department. What happens to the traditional turf battles and th enot-invented-here philosophy that exists in most (if not all) companies.

Here's a post about how one Googler used his 20% time in practice. While we cannot (and should not) generalize from this one case, there are useful lessons here.


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