Most companies acknowledge that innovation is vital to achieving success, yet more than half of businesses don't have any innovation strategies in place. The reality is that there are some true roadblocks--like resource and budget constraints--which get in the way of focused innovation efforts. However there are other factors, such as strong and visionary leadership, that can foster innovation within a business. 

This infographic from Column Five and Mindjet, a collaboration software company, depicts other variables that influence creativity and inventiveness.