Innovation and Risk
There's an article in Bloomberg Businessweek about that most prosaic of thing, the wooden pallet. Ikea uses 10 million pallets around the world, and it's replacing them all with cardboard. Yes, you read that right. They've created a corrugated cardboard design which is 2 inches high, 5.5 pounds and can support 750 kilos. They estimate it will save $193M a year.
The article goes on to discuss some drawbacks with the pallets (they're not as weatherproof as wood for example) but for a potential saving of $193M, it's worth trying, don't you think?
It's easy to think of the risk when discussing change, and to focus on that rather than the potential upside. If you're wondering why there isn't enough innovation in your team, it might be because you're more risk averse than necessary.