Tune up your creativity and get to work to get on an innovation team. R & D can use you.
Today's Wall Street Journal report matches that of last week's McKinsey survey. The recession hits a lot of workers, but not those involved in their firm's research and development. Here's the Journal's summary,
Wary of emerging from the recession with obsolete products, big U.S. companies spent nearly as much on research and development in the dismal last quarter of 2008 as they did a year earlier, even as their revenue fell 7.7%, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. The sampling looked at 28 of the largest U.S. R&D spenders, excluding deeply troubled auto makers and the drug industry, where R&D spending is dictated by government requirements.
Today, creativity and innovation are understood to be contact sports, not the work of the lone genius. It's all very learnable.
What steps are you going to need to take to get in on that largesse?