Harvey Dershin holds an MS in Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He has been a Senior Executive in companies large and small and has more than 50 years of experience in engineering, research, and management in commercial, industrial, non-profit and consulting organizations. His publications and presentations span the gamut from basic engineering research to innovation management.

Adaptive Approach to Managing Innovation – A Practical Guide for Managers

Innovation doesn’t have to be a mystery. It can be organized and managed by people who are not, themselves, innovators. But management’s usual command and control tools are not sufficient for this task. Innovation emerges from a system whose behavior is non-linear. For this reason, management tools must be flexible and adaptive.