This reference publication provides definitions to terms used in the TIM Innovation Management Standards’ core set.
Why have an innovation management standard?
Any organization, in order to stay alive and relevant, needs to continually adapt itself to its environment. Many of those changes are small, some changes and developments are significant and radical. This standard describes precisely what it takes for an organization to be truly innovative, to make those changes big and small. It helps organizations get better at creating new and different services, products and processes and thereby stay relevant. Saving time, cost, and effort. Get smarter and better innovating capability improvement.
What is this standard?
This is a truly international and universal innovation management standard. It is the first of its kind. Utmost care has been given to make this standard available and accessible to all organizations, regardless of their nature, purpose and activities. The standard consists of seven main documents:
- The Innovation Management Standard itself
- An assessment checklist
- An interpretation guideline, containing assessment notes
- A basic implementation guideline
- Innovation definitions
- Innovation metrics
- The accreditation and certification program (its rule set).
A whole range of further support documents is available, such as for example a special guideline for using this standard in smaller organizations, a guideline for sustainability, a guideline on process, on innovation venturing, and many internal tools which help auditors and consultants make innovation assessments and provide advice respectively.
Innovation Definitions TIM-PD-004-R
This reference publication provides definitions to terms used in the TIM Innovation Management Standards.