So You Got A Scientist, Part III: Motivation

By now you may be wondering how to get your scientist to do something useful. This again comes down to money--some for him in exchange for some for you.

Inform your scientist that he cannot build his next toy until he proves that his last one works. Tell him that the only way he can prove it works is empirically (this is a very important word that you must use, and use correctly, with your scientist), by using it to make a new product that people will pay folding money for.You will probably have to get engineers involved here, and they are a whole different species, but if you fancy yourself a cutting edge corporation, you cannot get innovation out of bureaucrats.