11. Mad Scientists or Brilliant Inventors? How to Keep Your Staff Running Like a Well-Oiled Invention Machine

  1. Abbie Griffin Presidential Chair member3 and
  2. Stephen Somermeyer chemical engineering, MBA Principal Head Board member4
  1. Douglas Neff BA in music, MA in consciousness design manager adjunct professor president1 and
  2. Kimberly Houchens BS, MS, PhD leader director president2

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470209943.ch11

The PDMA ToolBook 3 for New Product Development

The PDMA ToolBook 3 for New Product Development

How to Cite

Neff, D. and Houchens, K. (2007) Mad Scientists or Brilliant Inventors? How to Keep Your Staff Running Like a Well-Oiled Invention Machine, in The PDMA ToolBook 3 for New Product Development (eds A. Griffin and S. Somermeyer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470209943.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Utah, USA

  2. 4

    Somermeyer & Associates, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Toucan Learning Systems, USA

  2. 2

    VP of Product Development, Amcor, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 3 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470089231

Online ISBN: 9780470209943

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Keywords:

  • new product development (NPD) team;
  • development tools - employee-centric;
  • technical career ladder;
  • Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Personality Enneagram;
  • action plan and inventions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hang Gliding to Market

  • Who can Benefit from this Chapter

  • A Brief Tour

  • The Career Ladder: Blueprint for your Dream Team

  • The Selection Model—Hiring the Best

  • The Comprehensive Performance Review

  • The Action Plan

  • Conclusion