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Managing Innovation

I recently read an article in Quality Digest related to innovation. It caught my attention because innovation is another one of those often used terms that has many meanings (like "quality"). The article's key point was that innovation is crucial to every team and organization and it is the “Bosses" responsibility to kill off all bad ideas as well as most of the good ideas that are proposed as innovations.
We may think of innovation as coming from some "light bulb" or "eureka" moment; however innovation must be cultivated and managed to produce beneficial results. Not all good innovative ideas can be implemented - ideas need a lot of attention, time, and resources to be fully developed. The question that the article didn't fully explore is how to successfully "prune" from the good ideas to cultivate the critical few while avoiding negative dynamics due to good and "pet" ideas being cut in favor of others.   
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Become a GSQC Awards Program Examiner - Register Now!

GSQC Examiner Training kicks off on Friday October 1, 2010.    We will continue our successful collaboration with the Vermont Council for Quality to provide New Hampshire and Vermont participants the opportunity to meet, network, and learn from each other.  This training is part of the GSQC's Baldrige-based Awards and Recognition Program but can be taken independently as a way to improve your organization or enhance your career.  Click here for the schedule, cost, and other details.

GSQC 2011 Awards and Recognition Program - Apply for Recognition and Feedback

The 2011 GSQC Awards and Recognition Program kicks off in September. There is still time for your organization to submit an application for feedback and recognition at one of our award levels. See the attached file for an overview of the recognition levels or contact the GSQC to discuss which level will provide the most value to your organization.

GSQC September Board Meeting

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09/13/2010 6:00 pm
09/13/2010 7:30 pm

GSQC Board Meeting

07/12/2010 6:00 pm
07/12/2010 7:30 pm

Northeast Delta Dental, Concord NH

Seven Recognized as GSQC Examiners

The Granite State Quality Council has recognized seven people for their outstanding service to the State of New Hampshire as Examiners on the 2010 GSQC Board of Examiners. Each of these people completed the New Hampshire/Vermont Examiner Training program in the fall and then participated as an Examiner to evaluate and provide Baldrige-based feedback to organizations submitting an application. Read more…
2010 GSQC Examiners

Congratulations to Tom Raffio - New Hampshire Business Leader of the Decade

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Business NH Magazine has named Northeast Delta Dental President and CEO, and GSQC Chair, Tom Raffio Business Leader of the Decade in its May 2010 issue. This recognition acknowledges what all those familiar with Northeast Delta Dental, and what the many nonprofits to which Tom has provided his time and talent already know. The GSQC is honored to be mentioned by Tom, one of our original incorporators and true champion of our mission, in the Business NH Magazine article. Read more….. 
 
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