I'm often in meetings with top executives who are frustrated their people aren't more innovative. Often they want to hire people with "more entrepreneurial spark."
But maybe hiring is not the right solution. Sometimes what looks like a people problem is really a process problem. Before you hire, it's worth looking at your budget process, or how you structure the work.
I recently spoke with Chris Busky, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Washington, D.C.-based Heart Rhythm Society, about how he's created an environment that encourages more innovation.