Please share your experiences and learnings on the most common mistakes that corporates do, trying to transform their company into being more innovative. 

If you have good examples / success activities, they are for sure also more than welcome - big thanks in advance to you all awesome innovators out there :)
Awareness (of change) - one of the biggest miss-outs by organizations. Rallying people to embrace change and firing them up to move on the new path is perhaps one of the most difficult challenges and often times the biggest pitfall.

Usually the idea, context and its purpose stay limited with the planners and facilitators and what gets passed on to the rest of the organization is "internal marketing material".

Change does not happen by itself - organizations must hand-hold and guide people to understand, embrace and adapt leverage it. 
Culture can have, and will have, innovation for breakfast! It is soooo difficult to change the status quo, specially when you want to innovate. People are all for it, but once you start an innovation process, and they feel threaten by it (even though you include them in the process), they will do anything to stop it or even sabotage the process.  
Providing lean training can be helpful. Having a few green belt players in your org can be good. The kaizen can be a very useful tool when attempting to improve business processes through innovation.
I agree with you Oralia! What do you think is behind the fear, i.e. what could it be that makes people feel threatened?
Studying #humanocracy, I learned that people, who work for Amazon and Intuit, try out ideas they have. In fact, they make decisions by experimenting - and getting feedback from machines and people. In the process they learn a lot. And then they try out ideas again. 
Reine Camsel Well, there are lots of things!  Fear of loosing your job, feeling obsolete for a job you're being doing for years, being taken out of your comfort zone, being bossed around by someone younger/less experienced tan you (generally speaking, innovators are younger!!), etc. Breaking the "this is how we've being doing things for years" is pretty hard!!
Oralia de la Peña-Aguirre thank you for your feedback, and I think you are on to something here :) These things that you are mentioning (in your examples generally based on fear) are the things that really needs to be addressed and understood. Without focusing on them and these belonging affects from the very beginning, we will not succeed with transforming our companies into being more innovative. And "yes" there are lots of other things / reasons out there as well, that also need to come up to the surface. 

So the next question is about HOW to get hold of all those personal reasons for being negative to innovation, do you - or anyone else - have any ideas or experiences here? 
Reine Camsel Change Management is a good way to start. There are some good methodologies about there that deal with this. If a person fells the need to change/adapt, they surely will!. Engaging in some competition about it, or gamification activities to make the change less riskier.  :)
An idea that is presented as good. A few fall in love with it.... it may very well be good. The idea is sold without being properly vetted. Those that need to execute it should have time to vet it out and operationalize it, make sense of it and provide a kind of proof of concept to those with the idea.

OR the opposite.

People are so anal about wanting to get it right that they slow everything down or worse, point the finger and harp on missteps along the way. 
Interesting points Paul. Can you please elaborate on what you mean by the word "vetted"? Please give one or two examples. Thanks a lot in advance.
Frank Calberg A really simple example could be a transport program that hasn't been vetted out by your logistcs team. The sales force is out happily promoting the new program only to realize after the fact that customers are using your advantageous policy to buy commodities from you.
The finance team is looking at the transporation program and every single possibility and formulates policy to cover every possible situation, even ones that may never occur. Sales & Customer service are left with a complex program that is difficult to administer.

Studying #humanocracy, I became even more convinced that increasing bureaucracy is - as you express it - "a common mistake that corporates do." Learning about bureaucracy, this is what I found: 
Rita had Gary on her Fireside chat recently. Totally worth the 1:08 of your time.

I haven't read the book yet;-) 
Hi Reine- for starters, you may want to check out Carolina Rossi Wosiack's post in the Handbook (or search for her video in Session Recordings. She points out not necessarily mistakes, but that it is a mistake to think one type of activity (and she lists five or so) will lead to transformation.

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