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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

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.

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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.

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.

Overcome resistance and capture growth in the Financial Services Industry

Innovation 360 Group

Dealing with uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Combatting uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Innovative ideas are purchased externally and often not well integrated. It drives innovation to a transactional level and leads organizations to seek the perceived lower risk of acquiring new ideas vs developing them in house. Instead, they represent more process than ‘pop’ because there are too many things on the go and traffic jams abound.

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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Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

If you are looking for models on how to manage innovation, I would strongly recommend “ Zone to win “. Because I would maintain that innovation and/or intrapreneurship are crucial for your business survival. Hence “Transforming Legacy Organisations: Turn your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future”. The book also starts with the premise that innovation is much more difficult in established organisations than it is in startups.

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. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance. One of the key findings of this paper is that “in uncertain [business] environments, organizational ambidexterity appears to be positively correlated with increased innovation, better financial performance and higher survival rates.”.

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Process improvement. Every organization has plenty of business processes. These processes were all created for a reason but very few of them are perfect. 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. Just like processes, no product is ever perfect. Strategy formulation. Sense of ownership for the new strategy.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Just a few examples of high-profile market leaders that publicly attribute their ongoing innovation successes to their commitment to digital experimentation. Google understands that an innovator wants to see his/her idea all the way through to completion. Incremental innovation over radical innovation. There is a growing trend across businesses towards rapid, low-risk innovations. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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 – New York City

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 – New York City

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 – New York City

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.

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.

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. So where does innovation sit within your organization? Innovation is full of rhetoric and hot air.

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Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

BizBash

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 – New York City

BizBash

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

BizBash

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

BizBash

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.

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.

Yellow Belt Grading – Washington DC

BizBash

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 – Washington DC

BizBash

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.

What is innovation, and how can it benefit your company?

mjvinnovation

For many companies, innovation means taking products and services and changing them in detail: color, shape, features, size, etc. However, this form of incremental innovation alone does not work anymore in many markets. In summary, innovation is always a big challenge – it needs to be understood, first, and foremost. We offer to demystify innovation and show you how your organization can benefit from it, as well as the steps needed to achieve it. Open Innovatio

Rethinking the measuring of innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I’m a little tired of the lack of original thinking that goes into measuring innovation. Leaders want to hear this, the sad true is getting a ‘decent ROI’ for innovation constructed (note constructed) is really hard. If the innovation is new to the world, how can it have a clear financial return on investment until much later? We need to appreciate new innovation balance sheet thinking. There are hard and soft measures to measuring or judging our innovation.

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