The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

From my perspective I’ve been looking at a real challenge today, that many consultants offering innovation services are not providing real sustaining consulting value to clients, only ad-hoc services. The mismatch of client needs and consultants offerings.

Excellent review of the latest 2015/2016 innovation consulting reports

Idea to Value

Believe it or not, this isn’t the only innovation website out there, and I’m not the only innovation consultant in the world. Originally published at Excellent review of the latest 2015/2016 innovation consulting reports.

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Possibly a Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Paul Hobcraft

I consistently look at different innovation consulting firms and the directions they are taking as it makes sense to gauge the directions that client demand is taking. How does that move across the 2,000 seemingly highly industry specific plus consultants will be a challenge.

Consulting Industry Caught in the Crossfire

Innovation Excellence

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

consult with a professional where appropriate, Neither the publisher nor author shall be liable. tank and consultancy that serves the most innovative Fortune.

Beyond Sage on the Stage Consulting

Idea Champions

If you expect your organization to make the kind of changes required for it to succeed, long-term, know this: the outside consultant as prescriber model (referred to in the OD world as "sage on the stage") has got to go.

If You Plan on Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Idea Champions

If someone from your company's leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions.

Boost Innovation with Rotation and Consultants

Innovation Excellence

But embedding both employees and consultants, would also likely produce great benefits by bringing new perspectives and experiences to bear. Build Capability Growth Innovation Employee Engagement innovation consultants. The benefits of rotating employees are well understood and common.

Thought Leadership Builds Firm Value

Braden Kelley

Consulting firms sell expertise, and their currency is trust. Large consultancies like Boston Consulting Group, Bain, McKinsey, Deloitte, Accenture and others make their money from being a trusted advisor to companies around the world.

2017 Business Innovation Report

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Significant Shift in the Innovation Consulting World?

Innovation Excellence

It always catches you by surprise when one of the leading players within the innovation space makes a change. In this case, Innosight has been acquired by Huron, a fellow professional services firm, one that has the vast majority of their business in the United States.

What Some Consultants See That Leads to Them Getting Fired Or Never Hired in the First Place

Idea Champions

"They are playing a game. They are playing. at not playing a game. If I show them. I see they are, I shall break the rules. and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.". -- R.D. Laing. Idea Champions. Bridging the Gulf. Listening with Impact.

What Some Consultants See That Leads to Them Getting Fired Or Never Hired in the First Place

Idea Champions

"They are playing a game. They are playing. at not playing a game. If I show them. I see they are, I shall break the rules. and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.". -- R.D. Laing. Idea Champions. Bridging the Gulf. Listening with Impact.

Every Company Needs an Innovation Coach

Braden Kelley

Innovation is not a solo activity. While the rare lone genius may be able to invent something on their own (although still always inspired by others), nobody can innovate by themselves. Innovation by its very nature, requires collaboration.

Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

Business Ecosystem Trends by Deloitte. Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope of internally generating new products. It opens up a host of possibilities, that can add significantly towards a new service design, new capabilities and solving more complex problems.

Building Firm Value with Thought Leadership

Innovation Excellence

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Ten Reasons You Might Suck at Innovation

Braden Kelley

In this article we will look at Ten Reasons You Might Suck at Innovation as we explore the following question: Do you need an innovation … Continue reading → Change Innovation Leadership Management advice advisory affordable consulting help innovation intervention retainers services

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

I have been spending some significant time on questioning the current innovation business model, from both the customers (clients) perspective and the innovation consultants’ one. In my research I certainly felt also the innovation consultant is struggling.

In the blink of an eye, it gets something bigger

Paul Hobcraft

On first look at this acquisition you see a 180,000 consulting firm, operating in 40 countries with nearly EUR12 billion in revenue adding a 60 to 70 people innovation and design consultancy operating in the US and less so in the UK and you wonder what simply happens with such a move.

Moving towards a new innovation service model

Paul Hobcraft

I have already started to lay out a case for significant change in my first post “ Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model ” suggesting the innovation consultant has to redesign their role, position and service offering, to stay relevant within any management of innovation.

Are you an expert?

Braden Kelley

I came across this video recently thanks to my friends at BLT who recruit consultants for firms in London and beyond.

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

Erosion is everywhere, it just seems inevitable, we somehow get caught up in the process of time and our organizations seem to ‘freeze’ before our eyes, then simply age. They become fixed, rigid and locked into their established ways, not adapting to the changes occurring around them.

Jobs in innovation: our field guide

Board of Innovation

As an innovation consultancy we’ve been globally involved in lots of innovation projects. For most companies, developing a winning innovation strategy isn’t usual business. It takes a lot of time, skills and resources.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring.

Technology leads, innovation exploitation is lagging

Paul Hobcraft

There is a growing, perhaps even an overwhelming business case, for transforming the innovation management structure. The new combination is the new connections through people and things (IoT) that we can achieve a new innovation potential.

If You Plan on Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Idea Champions

If someone from your company's leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions.

Finding knowledge and research to help you learn and adapt

Paul Hobcraft

One really rich source of knowledge comes from the consulting firms. The emphasis has been on establishing a clear “thought leadership” approach to underpin the consulting expertise. Many of the bigger consulting companies highly value their “thought leadership”.

Temporary Innovation Veep

Gregg Fraley

Having an outside agency or consultancy execute an innovation project. The project itself may work, you might get results, but, it will only change the culture of the organization as long as the consultants are around. The case for bringing in a temporary Innovation Veep.

The Future of Work in a Project Based, Consultant Driven world

Rmukesh Gupta

If you agree with this trend, then you will also agree the following: how organisations identify, hire, retain and work with these highly skilled consultants and integrate them into the projects/programs will increasingly become core strengths of the organisation.

How our guy Vincent applied ‘Lean Startup’ by launching his own startup

Board of Innovation

One of our consultants Vincent is the absolute proof of that, he recently translated his entrepreneurial mindset in his own startup, Sir. Board Of Innovation Innovate like a startup business idea customer feedback founder incubator Innovation Consultant lean startup MVP Reid Hoffman startup validationAt Board of Innovation, our team values are very important. One of them all of us share, is an entrepreneurial spirit.

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The State of Innovation Management in 2015 Just Released

Paul Hobcraft

I am sure you have experienced that in 2015 we have seen a significant surge in innovation reports, many of these coming from large consulting firms or innovation publishers.

Is this really breaking the traditional model on Innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

The concept of having any “applied innovation exchange” coming from Capgemini should be promising, as somewhere to go as they are a leading technology consulting practice. I came across the recent launch of Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange today, it left me puzzled.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

He’d asked me what I did and when I told him I was an innovation consultant, his eyebrows raised. Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.” The man asking, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, was dead sincere. We were at a social event.

Delving into a complex world: helping to keep pace

Paul Hobcraft

There is one rich source of knowledge that comes from many of the larger consulting firms. The emphasis from many of these leading consultancies has been on establishing a clear “thought leadership” approach to underpin their expertise and attract as a ‘go to’ resource.

Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has been rapidly changing and much of its basics have been swallowed up by some newly defining frameworks that have raced up to the top of the innovation agenda. They have driven much of our thinking and reacting.

5 Reasons Every Company Needs an Innovation Coach

Innovation Excellence

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How to Frame a Problem Using a Challenge Map

Innovation Excellence

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Deeper read or quick summary? Depends on the time we have.

Paul Hobcraft

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An Innovative Mindset: The Foundation for Your Innovative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

Consultants Design Thinking Innovation Inside the Box Practitioner ResearchBy John Sweeney & Elena Imaretska. . One of the most common excuses we hear from folks who are reluctant to embrace innovative thinking is that they "are not creative" or not "right-brain thinkers."

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Innovation Funnel Examples

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If you choose the consultation method , you might invite the crowd to weigh in with votes and comments. To iron out the funnel that is just right for you, please feel free to request a personal consultation with an innovation architect.