Eight Ways to Adopt Radical Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

Eight Ways to Adopt Radical Innovation. At the heart of true innovation, however, is the need to continually birth new ideas, and new ways of doing things. What about innovation, how does it get applied if the focus is on best practices? Doing things great is what turns ordinary companies into innovative leaders, who shape markets, and sometimes create completely new market opportunities.”. What kind of culture do I want to create and sustain and why?

Eight Ways to Adopt Radical Innovation

Tullio Siragusa

Eight Ways to Adopt Radical Innovation. At the heart of true innovation, however, is the need to continually birth new ideas, and new ways of doing things. What about innovation, how does it get applied if the focus is on best practices? Doing things great is what turns ordinary companies into innovative leaders, who shape markets, and sometimes create completely new market opportunities.”. What kind of culture do I want to create and sustain and why?

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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Innovation Excellence

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “Most Innovative Companies 2014” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Integrative Innovation

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.

Lay the foundations and think in the long term (as a radical innovator would do)

ideas4allinnovation

You won’t be more innovative simply by being more disruptive, and you won’t necessarily be ahead of your time, either. In fact, sometimes disruption can drive you to the edge of a precipice, if you read the future wrong. To be a great innovator, according to this article published by Forbes, you must first lay the foundations that will allow you to envisage the changes the future will demand of you. So, what distinguishes a radical innovator?

Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Research shows that growth fueled through organic innovation is more profitable than growth driven by acquisition, in part because the organizational capability required is vastly different. But the litmus test is.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Innovation Excellence

In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating. The mutual – actually complementary – benefits seem pretty obvious: Benefits for startups include availability of office space, hardware, networks, support and potential funding access.

Rethink Innovation!

Innovation Excellence

“We need to rethink the term “innovation” and we should drop the term “innovation culture” entirely.” Stefan Lindegaard shares his latest presentation: Rethink Innovation! Continue reading → Feature Of The Week Corporate Strategy digital strategy disruption Disruptive Innovation education Global Megatrends Innovation Culture Radical innovation Strategy

A Structured Cultural Approach Managing Uncertainty

Innovation 360 Group

Disruption is the new normal in the global, mobile, digital world. New technologies can be deployed with a swipe of a finger, appearing across billions of devices all over the world, changing market dynamics in a heartbeat, while competition from emerging markets isn’t just producing cheaper goods and copycat products, but radically redefining the terms of production and distribution. Defining innovation. Building a culture of innovation. Why do we innovate?

Why radical and disruptive innovation might not always be the answer

Ideanote

Surely , in a time where terms like sustaining and incremental innovation have a negative light, who would glorify them ? Isn’t there a risk of next radical or disruptive innovation blindsiding the company, potentially bankrupting the organization ? . Think about Innovation methods like a lean startup and design thinking. Even disruption does not occur overnight. Then, the company develops the innovation for this market.

Are we playing snakes and ladders with innovation?

Paul Hobcraft

Originally from India the game is a simple race contest based on sheer luck and I am beginning to wonder if we are playing a new version of this with innovation? It just all depends on our luck in rolling the dice, a serendipity with a darker twist that many companies seem to be playing with their innovation capability building. The game came to mind as I read through a recent survey on Innovation. Have we this same luxury with the management and building of innovation?

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Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Research shows that growth fueled through organic innovation is more profitable than growth driven by acquisition, in part because the organizational capability required is vastly different. The opportunist model , however, works well only in trusting corporate cultures that are open to experimentation and have diverse social networks behind the official hierarchy (in other words, places where multiple executives can say “yes”).

Does culture eat strategy for breakfast?

Innovation 360 Group

Innovations are infinite, even within a finite market. However, not all innovations start with the same chance at a fully productive lifecycle. Innovations that survive are most often those that are supported by an organizational culture that plans innovation strategically and maintains a portfolio of ideas that function well in relation to each other. In fact, strategy, leadership and capabilities are the foundation but culture is the enabler.

Customer Orientation Effects on Innovation

Integrative Innovation

There is a lot of dicussion around how customer orientation effects innovation. The most extreme assertion is to “ignore the customer” in order to not becoming distracted from true innovativeness by getting too close to customers, limiting innovation to incremental new offerings. Danneels studies the effects of customer orientation on a firm’s innovativeness. Hence, by definition, disruptive innovations would initially satisfy emerging segments.

How to create an innovation culture that lasts

The Future Shapers

Many organisations kick-off an innovation programme with innovation training or brainstorming sessions. Seeing that it is easier to execute, this can be a good way to engage the organisation around innovation intent. Training might equip innovation teams better for the task at hand, but done in isolation it will not build a sustainable culture of innovation. Building innovation DNA is painstakingly hard work. Innovation needs a home.

Successful Innovators Apply Multiple Leadership Styles Simultaneously

Innovation 360 Group

While much has been written on choosing the most promising innovation project and helping it succeed in the market after implementation, one crucial step in the middle hasn’t received enough attention: how to actually get the job done and done well. Leadership styles are critical to innovation efforts, especially when working with uncertainty. Radical Innovators more adaptive. Horizon 1 refers to innovations around the core business and related investment areas.

Digital Transformation Combines Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency

Integrative Innovation

Each pathway begins in the bottom-left quadrant ( Silos and Complexity ), and each involves significant organizational disruption: Pathway 1: Standardize first – moves enterprises from the Silos and Complexity quadrant to the Industrialized quadrant. Pathway 4 – building a new enterprise – makes sense when you can’t see a way to change the culture or the customer experience and operations fast enough to survive.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

tapping into novel, occasionally disruptive, technologies or business models – most of which are not created inside the company walls. outsourcing’ uncertainty, particularly in early phases of radical/disruptive innovation activities. Those tools are often organized as independent units or activities within the corporation or are ideally embedded in a single unit dedicated to explorative innovation altogether along with internal ventures.

What Kipling has to say about innovation culture

Jeffrey Phillips

I think If should be mounted on the cubicle wall or meeting space or prototyping lab of every person who claims to be an innovator. The first one is: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; Innovators must be able to dream - to think about new products and services, to imagine new business models.

The Top 5 Excuses That Prevent Disruptive Innovation

Idea Drop

Innovation breeds innovation, which can ultimately result in long-term success. Of course, most businesses are severely lacking in innovation – the irony being that many of them were built on an innovative idea to begin with. Old or new, every organisation will have its excuses for not being innovative. We’re too big to innovate” Success can be the death of innovation – or at the very least an inhibitor.

Organizational Models for Breakthrough Innovation

Integrative Innovation

As we have suggested earlier, innovation activities that are radical or disruptive in nature, should be separated from incremental innovation around a company’s established core business. The main reasons are: Required capabilities, structures, approaches, success metrics and culture for radical/disruptive innovation are highly incompatible with those required for incremental innovation.

Why Building a Culture of Innovation is your Competitive Advantage

Wazoku

A quick glance at the Most Innovative Companies [1] list at Forbes sees the top three places taken by Salesforce, Tesla and Amazon respectively. It’s perhaps safe to say, therefore, that they’ve mastered the art of innovating to derive a competitive advantage. If you can embody the spirit of innovation in one man, it’s perhaps that of Thomas Edison. It’s innovation as a way of being, an organisational lifestyle choice, and it’s something that Amazon do exceptionally well.

Future-proof Your Innovation Management: Dual Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Most advocates of the Three Horizons model see it from a time (-to-impact) perspective or use it to classify different innovation types. We propose that in each of the three areas there is a different logic / operating model for managing innovation to be applied to generate business impact from innovation initiatives. The specific logic in each of these playing fields manifests e.g. in specific leadership, processes, metrics, governance and people / culture factors.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

Distinct Approaches to Business Model Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Business model innovation (BMI) is becoming ever more important as it turns out increasingly difficult for companies to differentiate based on products and services alone. Moreover, a business model has to fit a company’s unique combination of strategy, culture and competencies in order to succeed. Directions of impact for business model innovation. Reinventors do not need to be radical. Innovation for these companies is not a onetime effort.

Scaling-Up: The Foundation

Integrative Innovation

The – in the truest sense of words – ‘billion-dollar-question’ we are addressing is: How can companies generate more business impact from non-incremental innovation? The solution to this question lies in the middle part of an end-to-end process for non-incremental innovation. In Dual Innovation, this Playing Field has its own, dedicated operating model, just like the explorative and the exploitative innovation domain.

Seeking fresh winds and new directions

Paul Hobcraft

Our cultures are deep-rooted; we resist those winds blowing into us “full on,” well beyond being reasonable or smart enough to avoid them before they confront us. When an organization decides to change its culture, set about constructing a different climate or environment so innovation can thrive. Context is the vital ingredient often never told for innovation. What should the mantra be for innovation? Actually making change for innovation is a lot harder.

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The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years ago. As recently outlined, I consider organizational ambidexterity to be a key innovation issue for organizations in 2016 and beyond. Let’s sum up some relevant findings of these studies, making the case for dual innovation management: BCG: Most Innovative Companies 2014 . Accenture: 2015 US Innovation Survey.

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Exploring the Intrapreneurial Way in Large Organizations

Paul Hobcraft

Large organisations sense they are missing out on radically different business opportunities and cast their envious eyes towards the young start-ups, not just coming up with original ideas to solve existing problems and pent-up needs, but seeing the work as potentially disruptive to those managing in the existing space. It is tapping into an internal need for everyone involved, to innovate in different and more radical ways.

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Exploring the Intrapreneurial Way in Large Organizations

Paul Hobcraft

Large organisations sense they are missing out on radically different business opportunities and cast their envious eyes towards the young start-ups, not just coming up with original ideas to solve existing problems and pent-up needs, but seeing the work as potentially disruptive to those managing in the existing space. It is tapping into an internal need for everyone involved, to innovate in different and more radical ways.

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Tomorrow thinking for CEOs

The Future Shapers

In his latest book “The day after tomorrow”, he is asking four pertinent questions to help you with that a bit more: Why is it almost impossible for large organisations to spot new and radical technologies quickly, and develop their potential? Why do large organisations – that understand the fundamental challenges coming at them, because of disruptive technologies, business models or concepts – seem to be too paralysed to move fast enough to respond? Culture is too slow.

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Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Hence, I gave it some thought, starting by revisting an earlier reflection: Beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From my point of view, all of the issues pinned down at that time have gained significant importance, are being intensively debated and can still be considered cutting-edge for companies to stay ahead in managing innovation. Innovation can’t be tackled through broad-brush recipes or tools.

Exploring. That’s what Intrapreneurs do

The Future Shapers

Industrial Revolutions always precede Disruptions. The good news is those digital technologies, with their tremendous innovation power and exponential pace of change, open up huge opportunities for any business to reinvent itself. In this context, there is a need for radical business innovation. On the other hand, Radical business innovation is a journey into the unknown where failure is the most critical prerequisite to success and where what we earn is what we learn.

Innovation communications: the crucial importance of stories and shared language

The Future Shapers

Many years ago, when I managed the communications function for a leading digital innovation agency in London, we were engaged on a project for Sony. And nowhere is this lesson more important than in communicating about innovation. Building innovation culture with shared language. Many articles have been devoted to the importance of building a culture of innovation in your business, and there are a number of elements that can contribute.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

I have written a fair amount about the new innovation era, offering a view on its future design. One that is jumping to a fresh cycle of innovative design. We are in the middle of it, some of you may not have noticed its impact and change but it is significant on the understanding of innovation, in it’s future design. To achieve this innovation has gone digital, pure and simple. So the need to innovate comes from digital as the source.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. Others looking at the innovation progress keep demanding tangible evidence and quantifiable guarantees that the outcome provides clear returns. Much of the innovation discovery journey is a disappointing one. Those not involved directly within the innovation project constantly remain skeptical or require more proof. Then disruption suddenly hits. So where does innovation sit within your organization?

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The innovation spectrum and where to start

Wazoku

The innovation spectrum. Innovation is not one specific thing, it is a spectrum. It can start with small, incremental changes and expand to radical innovation, creating brand new solutions or disrupting an entire industry. What sits in the middle of the spectrum is customer-centric innovation or what we have termed ‘Differentiated innovation’. Radical. How to move up the innovation spectrum?

The Case for Dual Innovation

Integrative Innovation

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years. As recently outlined, I consider organizational ambidexterity to be a key innovation issue for organizations in 2016 and beyond. Let’s sum up some relevant findings of these studies, making the case for dual innovation management: BCG: Most Innovative Companies 2014 . Accenture: 2015 US Innovation Survey.

Managing Change Despite Uncertainty

Innovation 360 Group

How can business leaders plan for business continuity in the face of a volatile, unpredictable global climate frequently rocked by disruptive tech and the sudden appearance of competitors from unexpected quarters? Innovation360 has identified are three levels of change management essential for creating a culture of innovation. The third is concerned with micro-level of developing stronger innovation skills within project teams.

Why organization matters for Innovation Success

Innovation 360

Innovations are infinite, even within a finite market. However, not all innovations start with the same chance at a fully productive lifecycle. Innovations that survive are most often those that are supported by an organizational culture that plans innovation strategically and maintains a portfolio of ideas that function well in relation to each other. In fact, strategy, leadership and capabilities are the foundation but culture is the enabler.

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Developing a new framework for risk and innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

I believe we need a new way to manage risk within our innovation activities. In a three-part series, part one outlined the implicit need to align innovation to the corporate strategy and through this we can determine ‘acceptable risk’ In part two I offered up numerous reasons why we should recognize and treat innovation risk differently, so as to allow it to perform closer to its promise of driving growth and achieving real advantage.

Developing a new framework for risk and innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

I believe we need a new way to manage risk within our innovation activities. In a three-part series, part one outlined the implicit need to align innovation to the corporate strategy and through this we can determine ‘acceptable risk’ In part two I offered up numerous reasons why we should recognize and treat innovation risk differently, so as to allow it to perform closer to its promise of driving growth and achieving real advantage.