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? The game came to mind as I read through a recent survey on Innovation. Have you ever played snakes and ladders?

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.

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Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

outsourcing’ uncertainty, particularly in early phases of radical/disruptive innovation activities. However, startup engagement is also increasingly used for tapping into entirely new markets or technologies as well as spotting disruptive innovation opportunities.

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. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts. Reinvention through business model 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. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance.

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. Role of culture in innovation.

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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. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.

Solving the 10 Most Common Innovation Challenges

Game-Changer

The importance of innovation is increasing each year. Some companies are establishing their internal and external innovation teams, focusing more on developing a culture of innovation. Innovation isn’t easy. Consensus kills innovation.

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?”. IP expert, Real innovator.

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.

Why Go Digital?

etventure

etventure’s CEO for North America, Lukas Bower, provides some context – and clarifies why business leaders should not only “Go Digital”, but make innovation a top priority. So, the industry simply carried on with business as usual – putting innovation on the back burner.

Modern Dual Corporate Innovation Balances Defense with Offense

Integrative Innovation

Modern Dual Corporate Innovation Management approaches encompass two complementary directions of impact : Transforming the Core (by largely changing or even disrupting the existing operating model).

The Top 5 Excuses That Prevent Disruptive Innovation

Idea Drop

Innovation breeds innovation, which can ultimately result in long-term success. Of course, most businesses are severely lacking in innovation – the irony being that many of them were built on an innovative idea to begin with.

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.

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. The radical changes we see occurring all around us requires radical responses.

Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East.

Choosing your direction of travel

Paul Hobcraft

In the past week or so, I have been looking a little harder at the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry relating to innovation, it left me a little frustrated. Blockbusters seem a thing of the past but perhaps they don’t need to be with a very different innovative approach.

Exploring the Intrapreneurial Way in Large Organizations

Paul Hobcraft

It is tapping into an internal need for everyone involved, to innovate in different and more radical ways. It needs to become a solid part of the strategy for innovation otherwise it is quickly seen as ‘just another experiment.’

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Exploring the Intrapreneurial Way in Large Organizations

Paul Hobcraft

It is tapping into an internal need for everyone involved, to innovate in different and more radical ways. It needs to become a solid part of the strategy for innovation otherwise it is quickly seen as ‘just another experiment.’

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Does culture eat strategy for breakfast?

Innovation 360

Innovations are infinite, even within a finite market. However, not all innovations start with the same chance at a fully productive lifecycle. This is confirmed by many innovator organizations I have encountered all over the world. Next Level of AI-Driven Innovation Management.

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. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

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. This is confirmed by many innovator organizations I have encountered all over the world. Next Level of AI-Driven Innovation Management.

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

This month I spend part of my innovation strategy class at UCI on user innovation. Thoughts in 2014 With more than 15 published papers (articles or chapters) about open innovation, I’m guessing many know me mostly for my OI work. OI innovations) that will be diffused to others.

The Wheel of Innovation: Lessons learned from >1,000 companies and 62 countries

Innovation 360

By studying over 1,000 companies in 62 countries and all continents over the past years, we have not just built the largest 360-database with multiple respondents in each company (external and internal stakeholders as respondents for a full 360°) but we have also been able to refine and develop our methods for analysis and management of innovation. Figure 1 shows Innovation360´s framework of innovation and how the different concepts are interlinked. The Wheel of Innovation.

Reinnovation of the Major Automotive Players Through Eco Systems, Openness and Platform Design

Innovation 360

However, as there are still some strong owners and strong balance sheets in the old automotive manufacturing industry, it is now vital to really understand what’s driving and motivating innovation and what’s the reason behind the emergence of a new generation of car manufacturers. For a deeper understanding of blockers and what you can do to innovate in conservative industries have a look at the blog post about the four paradoxes, including The Dr Winterkorn Paradox.

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. Function and Intention of Innovation Management.

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. Function and Intention of Innovation Management.

Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East.