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.

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).

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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.

Uncharted Waters Disrupting the Corporate Boardrooms

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent report called “ Radical Innovation and Growth: Global Board Survey 2016 ” (link opens the pdf) we have results from a survey jointly conducted by Deloitte Denmark and Board Network – The Danish Professional Directors Association, that opens up much that can concern us about the current boardroom and its great difficulty with managing more radical innovation. A lack of understanding innovation in all its forms is coming back to haunt them.

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.

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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How to Speed Up Your New Product Development Process by 30%

Innovation 360 Group

A new product development process that works at lightning speed requires new ways of working plus new ways of innovating. The fastest growing companies interpret innovation through multiple lenses. Linking innovation horizons to time (e.g.,

12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

IdeaScale

What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. Open Innovation. It is innovation by sharing both the risks and rewards of new research.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Why Higher Education Needs Innovation Management

Qmarkets

This is just a short list of some of the greatest innovations that have been made within institutions of higher education. For over a thousand years, these institutions have provided society’s most intelligent individuals with the highest standard of education, in an eternal quest to push forward the frontiers of science, research, and technology. However, in education we are yet to see a pervasive adoption of the necessary digital communication technology. Open Innovation.

Why Higher Education Needs Innovation Management

Qmarkets

This is just a short list of some of the greatest innovations that have been made within institutions of higher education. For over a thousand years, these institutions have provided society’s most intelligent individuals with the highest standard of education, in an eternal quest to push forward the frontiers of science, research, and technology. However, in education we are yet to see a pervasive adoption of the necessary digital communication technology. Open 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. 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.

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.

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.

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. technologies, business models or customer experiences).

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The Winning Formula – The Advantages of Combining Higher Education and Innovation Management

Qmarkets

As such, it would be natural to regard both education and innovation as mutually compatible. It's surprising, therefore, that many academic institutions still lag when it comes to implementing well-structured innovation processes. This is just a short list of some of the greatest innovations that have been made within institutions of higher education. However, in education we are yet to see a pervasive adoption of the necessary digital communication technology.

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.

Treat Your Innovation Pipeline just like your Sales Pipeline

Destination Innovation

Managing the Sales pipeline is a well-developed executive skill in any company selling large ticket items to business customers. Some of the key actions in managing the pipeline include: Qualification questions have to be answered. The pipeline of innovation projects for new and improved products and services is also strategically vital for the business but typically it is not treated with the same attention or importance. Is there a customer need for each innovation?

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).

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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?

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.

Evolution of Hyperloop: Propelling innovation the Elon Musk way

hackerearth

The aim was to understand how Musk makes these radical innovations possible and how exactly he propels innovation. Two months after the paper was published, The first hyperloop company— Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , a company that was incorporated in Nevada. In terms of the innovation matrix, the Hyperloop falls in the radical quadrant. Both the technology and business model newness are extremely high. Innovation Management

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?

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Four Flashing Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

Innovation 360 Group

For example, the Airbnb effect on the hospitality industry, driven by new technology, peer-to-peer payments, and cost-sharing for underused resources, is now sparking new business models in the traditional real estate industry. Detail oriented teams need to innovate around efficiency and productivity to get the most profit or growth from your current S-Curve. You prolong your value proposition through incremental innovation and jump to the next is with radical 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. A series of expensive liability suits were a proximate cause, but the new competitors used technology to pry open a crack in the system. Pay attention to how technology and society are changing and use anthropology techniques to find out what people care most about, but that’s not enough. Are you safe? Or are you on the edge of irrelevance?

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. At the time, they were bringing out some exciting consumer technology, and the design for the website element featured glamorous photography of people using their hardware: so for a while the office was awash with devices and photographers and beautiful people. Building innovation culture with shared language.

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.

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. These companies have gradually expanded by finding ways to use their existing products and technology to serve new customer segments.

Co-innovation: the concept, its benefits, and why you need to embrace it

hackerearth

Innovation is the key to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage, especially in today’s fast-paced, tech-fueled business ecosystem. Traditionally, many organizations used their own knowledge monopoly to innovate and deliver dominant technologies and products to the market. However, businesses soon understood that innovation cannot take place in a vacuum and it requires different points of view, diverse skill sets, and collaboration. What is co-innovation?

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.

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.

Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

It is the failure to innovate that led to its “demise.”. In other words, it is because sometimes innovation strategies fail to produce products/ services that the customers want. Which brings us to the question, “Why do innovation programs fail?”. Below are 6 reasons why innovation programs can fail. Leaving innovation to chance is more often a gamble where odds are not always in your favor. Take the following innovation management process for example.

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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5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy. This is innovation.

5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team ahead of the trends and competitors and foster stability and consistency within your strategy. This is innovation.