The organizational structure of many large innovative companies (Toyota, Procter & Gamble, GE, 3M, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Hewlett-Packard, DuPont, Honeywell and Whirlpool) , followed certain rules: [1]
  1. Delegation of Decisions to Innovation Teams
  2. Integration of R&D into the Business Units
  3. Co-Location of Teams and Departments
  4. Central Innovation Teams
  5. Central Innovation Funds
  6. Merger & Acquisition Department