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

Innovation Excellence

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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.

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He-Man can Teach You Powerful Lessons about how to Successfully Manage Continuous Innovation

InnovationManagement

The whiplash journey of Mattel’s beloved kids’ toy range perfectly sums up the fundamentals and key challenges of managing continuous, successful corporate innovation.

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.

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.

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.

Organizing for Simultaneous Innovation Capability – key findings from +1,000 companies, republished from Drucker Forum 2016

Innovation 360 Group

A fter collecting and studying innovation data from over 1,000 companies in 62 countries, I’m often asked whether Small and Midsize Enterprises (SME) are more innovative and entrepreneurial than larger corporations. All companies have a conscious or unconscious strategy, leadership, culture, capabilities, and competencies they use to improve and innovate business internally (e.g. The SMEs, unlike the larger companies, are clearly stating that they are prioritizing innovation.

Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 1

Wazoku

Here’s an odd challenge to get you thinking. What might the link be between Barcelona, fostering innovation with technological solutions and organisations looking to give the people what they want? This two-part series will explore the topic of a session I recently gave at a Design Thinking and Business Innovation Summit. I was in Barcelona just prior to all the recent referendum* to give a session on fostering innovation with technological solutions.

Organizing for Simultaneous Innovation Capability – key findings from +1,000 companies, republished from Drucker Forum 2016

Innovation 360

A fter collecting and studying innovation data from over 1,000 companies in 62 countries, I’m often asked whether Small and Midsize Enterprises (SME) are more innovative and entrepreneurial than larger corporations. All companies have a conscious or unconscious strategy, leadership, culture, capabilities, and competencies they use to improve and innovate business internally (e.g. The SMEs, unlike the larger companies, are clearly stating that they are prioritizing innovation.