Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From our 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. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

6 Processes for Generating Ideas for Radical Innovations–Design Thinking Series

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Five Innovation Practices

InnovationManagement

There is no “one size fits all” formula for innovation management success. Demystifying innovation takes experiments and practices. The post Five Innovation Practices appeared first on Innovation Management.

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.

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.

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.

A Structured Cultural Approach Managing Uncertainty

Innovation 360 Group

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. Many people view innovation as spontaneous, unorganized and unpredictable. Building a culture of innovation.

IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt™ – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

In the IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt the Licensed Practitioners get the leading Ideation Platform to resell, knowledge on how to sell and implement an ideation platform, organizational design and change. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt™ – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

In the IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt the Licensed Practitioners get the leading Ideation Platform to resell, knowledge on how to sell and implement an ideation platform, organizational design and change. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

How much is innovation costing your organization?

Innovation 360 Group

Recapture your innovation investments. Three actions you can take to improve your innovation ROI. Too many companies see ‘innovation’ as something abstract from solving real problems and creating real value. Openness is where market innovation truly takes place.

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. Lippitz the term is defined as the process by which teams within an established company conceive, foster, launch and manage a new business that is distinct from the parent company but leverages the parent’s assets, market position, capabilities or other resources.

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.

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.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

Digital Transformation Combines Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency

Integrative Innovation

The adequate approach will depend on the company’s context, the industry environment, and the objectives executive management wants to achieve: Pathway 1 makes sense if the customer experience the company provides is around industry average and the threat of digital disruption is not high. 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.

Innovation is About Getting Beyond the Idea

Integrative Innovation

When companies launch innovation initiatives, they typically allot almost all of their time and energy to that initial 1 percent—the thrilling hunt for the breakthrough idea. The real innovation challenge, however, lies beyond the idea. Even the best-managed corporations in the world struggle to execute innovation initiatives. This challenge, which we call the other side of innovation, is widely misunderstood.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

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. However, startup engagement is also increasingly used for tapping into entirely new markets or technologies as well as spotting disruptive innovation opportunities.

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.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. In this final part, we illustrate that successful ambidexterity requires a well-managed hand-over from the explorative to the exploitative set-up. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance. Analyzing ambidexterity: the “extended innovation funnel” model.

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.

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.

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 .

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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.

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? They know that the battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the incumbent innovates before the startup gets distribution. Culture is too slow. That is culture and history (flower power and settlers).

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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. Reinvention through business model innovation.

PLAYING IT SAFE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU CAN DO

Innovation 360 Group

Companies disappear all the time without a word, due to changing cultural values, changing technology, or changing audience demographics. Those are three frequently cited examples of industries disrupted by new technology, but they are just the tip of the innovation iceberg. Innovation is the creative destruction of innovation where entrepreneurs combine exiting elements ins new ways, as the economist Joseph Schumpeter defined it, has never been more clear than it is right now.

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Getting the best out of your idea management system (IMS) requires some planning and know-how, and a well thought through approach will definitely yield above average ROI. So, if you’re not sure where to start with idea management, asking your employees how they’d improve the current processes related to their own work is a brilliant way to do that. It’s typically very capital intensive and there’s a large risk in failing to adapt to the local business culture and/or requirements.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt accreditation – Washington DC 

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

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.

Yellow Belt Grading – Dubai

Innovation 360

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360

Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360

Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360

Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360

Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Coaching for Radical Innovation.