I love that this BusinessWeek article on the world's most innovative companies leads off with a description of a meeting:
As the article says, innovation is about a lot more than new products and new technologies. It's also about new ways of doing business—including new ways of doing meetings. The time is ripe, my friends, for meeting planners to showcase how what they do impacts what others in the organization do, and how innovation in meetings can lead to whole new field of endeavor, and profitability. The article talks about how meetings and incentives help spur innovation at companies including BMW, Southwest Airlines, Nokia, and 3M, among others.
Thanks to Joan Eisenstodt, leader of the MiForum listserv, for the pointer.