When A.G. Lafley was named CEO of Procter & Gamble during the summer of 2000, her job was remarkably ambitious: Make innovation happen at P&G.
To remain the world's preeminent maker of useful stuff for the house, P&G needed to make a lot of changes very quickly and appointed Claudia Kotchka as the company's first-ever VP for design strategy and innovation in 2002.
Her job was remarkably ambitious: Make innovation happen at P&G!
And she did through up-endeding the status quo in P&G's product development process. She made several bold moves that any company may want to consider.