Even though there is a clear understanding of the long-term benefits of diversity in innovation, time and economic pressures can lead to a tendency to neglect the issue. However, measures to promote diversity in the innovation sector depend on consistent effort and commitment to positively impact and enable learning in the medium and long term.
A well-defined distribution of resources and responsibilities helps advance the objectives set out in the strategy regarding diversity in innovation and keeps the topic relevant in the company’s day-to-day business. This does not necessarily require a highly specialized position. Sharing and distributing responsibility among several individuals or departments can contribute to creative networking and kick-start innovation processes throughout the organization.