Uncharted Waters Disrupting the Corporate Boardrooms

Paul Hobcraft

When you read a report that has within its executive summary this: “ In combination the boards stand unarmed to enter the battlefield of future business creation in a disrupted world ” it makes you want to read on. It comes as no surprise to me or many out there working to disrupt the incumbent but it makes for difficult reading that this is not addressed far more head on. A lack of understanding innovation in all its forms is coming back to haunt them.

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?

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

How and where does innovation fit will clearly depend on this transforming effect. We are fairly clear that incremental innovation is just not cutting through to give the types of growth expected. We need to transform, be disrupted or certainly re-imagine and this is where knowing your ecosystem comes in. Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. A tantalizing prospect, full of innovation.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

How and where does innovation fit will clearly depend on this transforming effect. We are fairly clear that incremental innovation is just not cutting through to give the types of growth expected. We need to transform, be disrupted or certainly re-imagine and this is where knowing your ecosystem comes in. Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change.

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.

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.

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Innovation Strategy Accelerator Business Model Innovation co-creation Corp-Up Corporate innovation Corporate Startup Corporate Venturing CVC Disruptive Innovation Dual Corporate Innovation Dual Innovation Ecosystem exploration incubator Innovation Strategy Joint Venture M&A Open Innovation Radical innovation Scaling Up Startup Engagement technologyRecently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D.

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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PESTLED360: Iron Out Key Driving Forces in Your Current Environment and Anticipate Future Ones

Innovation 360 Group

Are you confident in your strategic thinking, and your organization’s internal innovation competencies and skills? PESTLED is short for the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, Environmental, and Demographic factors affecting you and defining your environment.

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. An executive passionate about customer experience who is technologically literate is a good choice to lead Pathway 2. In 2015 and 2017, research by Peter Weill and Stephanie L.

Balancing Function, Design, Process and Structure for Creative Tension

Paul Hobcraft

In the fourth conversation between Jeffrey Phillips and myself around parts of the Executive Innovation Work Mat, we took on several different issues around the design, function, structure and process needs for innovation. The Executive Innovation Work Mat can contribute to that.

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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.

Official Launch of the PESTLED360

Innovation 360 Group

Welcome to the Innovation 360 presentation of the world’s first collaborative, data-driven artificial intelligence-driven method and tool for collecting, analyzing, and nailing down what you need to know now and in the future. This is what we call incremental innovation.

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Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

From an innovation perspective, the ultimate objective is to validate promising initiatives and selectively scale them up in order to adapt or even renew the existing core business. The equity “obsession” of corporates becomes even more surprising as the main objective across all vehicles clearly lies on “new products & technologies”: 30% of corporates state this is the key objective followed by market/ customer access with 16%. Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D.

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.

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

Infront Consulting and business magazine Capital recently published their second joint annual study (in German) on the Digital Innovation Unit landscape in Germany. The study authors differentiate between three types of Digital Innovation Units : Innovation Lab : Bundling of company-internal resources in one or more interdisciplinary. teams for repeated identification and prototyping of digital innovations. Recommendartions for action: Innovation Labs.

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.

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.

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. Is it geared towards nurturing companywide cultural change, reshaping a particular business division or exploring cross-company, occasionally even disruptive, opportunities.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Integrative Innovation

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture. After studying innovation among 759 companies based in 17 major markets, Gerard J. Innovation. Organizational stumbling blocks to innovation culture.

Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 1

Wazoku

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. The series opens by considering how organisations are using various technology solutions to tackle everything from continuous improvement through to grand challenges.

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 Three Playing Fields are (see figure 1): Optimize the Core (Optimization of existing business models and technologies). Innovation pace and dynamics.

Venturing Activities in Corporate Innovation: Types, Features and Success Factors

Integrative Innovation

Corporate Venturing , i.e. corporate engagement in external and internal ventures, plays an evermore critical role in fueling the innovation engine of larger companies. Most of those activities have a non-incremental innovation focus in nature, commonly targeted at. bringing about radical, yet sustaining opportunities to adapt / extend the current core business (e.g. exploring novel disruptive opportunities (e.g. technologies, business models or customer experiences).

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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. Directions of impact for business model innovation. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has recently published an article , outlining different approaches to business model innovation, depending on a company’s particular context. Reinventors do not need to be radical. (amended, 2015-05-03).

Moving towards a new innovation service model

Paul Hobcraft

The realization that innovation goes way beyond product innovation is a massive hurdle for many of our existing organizations to overcome, certainly in what they are offering today as solutions. This is part two of an extended series on my thoughts on “ moving towards a new way of managing innovation ” that explores the potential for changing the management of innovation. The radical changes we see occurring all around us requires radical responses.

Connecting innovating value comes from Ecosystem thinking

Paul Hobcraft

We are witnessing a very radical change, driven by technology, increasingly disrupting and breaking down past traditional boundaries, partly built to defend positions so as to achieve economic scale. The innovative design has become paramount to these new offerings.

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.

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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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.

Striving for the innovation balance: between exploring and exploiting.

Paul Hobcraft

In our innovation activities there is an even greater pressing need to build into our thinking the ability to find more dynamic capabilities. It is a constant innovator’s dilemma to think through and get right. These ‘states’ are viewed to be really helpful in accelerating an organizations growth potential and improve greatly on the innovation cycles. Ones that focus on activities that pursues new approaches that lead to exciting innovation, that really does spurs growth.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

To do this, technology adoption and diffusion across the ecosystem needs to improve dramatically. Still, the hockey stick of benefits has not kicked in yet – while all companies are making efforts to adopt technology, most of the production industry (~70%) remains in pilot purgatory (where technology pilots last for extended periods of time, and companies do not take the final step of scaling up viable technologies).

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? Disruption.

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Innovation needs the power of completing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. The prospect of new innovation potential will eventually work through into the world of Industry 4.0 Innovation is ready for those accelerating and being fully committed to their 4IR journey.

3 Reasons Why You Should Embrace a Moonshot Mindset

Game-Changer

The result of 10x thinking are breakthrough technologies and disruptive business models. The only way upstarts can compete with giants is by changing the game is through business model innovation or disruption. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership

Building upon the four essential pillars for innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is always welcome to read a thoughtful article that reminds me, no, it actually inspires me, by reinforcing my own belief that innovation is progressing, even if this is sometimes frustratingly slow. The innovation architecture is progressively being recognized and put into place, it’s forming the building blocks of the innovation platform we need to build upon, ones for more radical innovation outcomes. Establishing a Comprehensive Innovation Strategy.

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How Human Resources Can Drive Innovation?

Ankush Chopra

If you ask someone the question “which function drives innovation in a company?”, But as you start digging deeper, additional responses will be Marketing, Supply Chain, Engineering, and Information Technology drive innovation. But HR has a massive impact on innovation – much more than people realize. So let’s understand how Human Resources can drive innovation? The post How Human Resources Can Drive 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.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture. After studying innovation among 759 companies based in 17 major markets, Gerard J. Innovation. Organizational stumbling blocks to innovation culture.

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 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.

Two strategic approaches to innovation: incremental vs radical

The BMI Lab Blog

There are two complementary approaches to innovation: incremental vs radical. When setting up an innovation strategy, there are many decisions to take. Should I choose an incremental innovation path? Or should I rather look for a radical, or disruptive, approach? This approach is very popular because it reduces the risk that radical innovation usually takes. Smartphone industry is a great example of this kind of innovation.

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 second recognizes all of the organization’s internal forces, including preparing and motivating stakeholders to handle the reality of radical innovation.