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.

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

Innovation Excellence

Product innovation teams that wish to create radically new products can use six processes to help them. Continue reading → Culture & Values Innovation Presentations Processes & Tools breakthrough Innovation Management Radical Management

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

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.

Innovation in the Boardroom

HYPE Innovation

How much focus should innovation efforts and capabilities have in the boardroom? Radical Innovation Innovation CultureI have been thinking about this after two recent interactions. First, I stumbled over this short intro in a press-release. Three quarters (74%) of employees say their company does not have a strategy, process, and tools in place to encourage the sharing of ideas.

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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. 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. That is how a radical innovator would behave, as opposed to a disruptive one, according to Daniel Newman, author of the article. Innovation disruption innovation

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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”).

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. Linking innovation investment to value is easier when companies know where to look. Below are three key actions most organizations can take right away to improve their innovation ROI. Openness is where market innovation truly takes place.

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. The results suggest weaknesses in the innovation ecosystem of financial services organizations, more so than other industries.

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.

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. Innovation execution is neither innovation nor execution.

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.

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.

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.

Digital Transformation Combines Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency

Integrative Innovation

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. Capabilities Digital Transformation Innovation Strategy Technology Complexity Corporate Innovation Customer Experience Disruptive Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Strategy Leadership Operational Efficiency Radical Innovation

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.

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.”.

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.

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. Then, the company develops the innovation for this market. With this mindset, it is lucky that big corporations innovate at all.

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.

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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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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.

We are searching for new pathways

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystems and Platforms are our pathways to a new innovation future. Ecosystems have suddenly become of age, as they can be formed around common concepts fairly rapidly, they can enable cross-cutting innovation to be delivered in highly collaborative ways.

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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Is Organizational Structure The Secret to Innovation?

Leapfrogging

Just about everyone wants more creativity and innovation these days. While most companies agree that innovation is vital, few actually spend time creating structures or devising rewards systems hinged on creativity. Many leaders also struggle with the fact that innovation comes from culture, something that’s hard to measure or manage. Bahcall’s book argues that the first step is to balance innovation with execution.

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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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

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.

I keep arguing we all need to seek out innovation alignment

Paul Hobcraft

All too often strategy is not influencing the behaviours and outcomes around innovation, it is simply allowing them to be left to chance. Innovation is being ‘pushed down’ the organisation for others to interpret and offer their answers. They execute to their own understanding and often the innovations end up as not strategically aligned. That is plainly wrong, not knowing the strategic objectives it is one of the principle causes of innovation failure and requires fixing.