Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Should Your Research Include Surveys or a Crowdsourcing Component? Check Out Our Infographic!

IdeaScale

Innovation requires both ideas and data. Our infographic explores when you should collect data with surveys versus developing ideas with crowdsourcing. Surveys: Pros And Cons. Using Surveys With Crowdsourcing.

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8 Innovative Baby Boomer Knowledge Management and Retention Strategies

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival presents 10 Key Imperatives your business must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation in today’s “innovate or die” business world. Even the most brilliant, innovative ideas will become nothing but unfulfilled fantasies if they can’t be properly implemented. via questionnaire, survey, online system, etc.).

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult innovation.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

Is Your Innovation Problem Really a Strategy Problem?

Tim Kastelle

This dangerous obstacle to innovation is described by Nilofer Merchant in The New How as “the empty void in an organization between the high-level strategy conjured up in the stratosphere and the realization of that vision down on the ground.”. They have responded to these changes in their competitive environment and have started to position themselves as the most innovative firm in their market. This is a fairly typical profile of innovation capability within a large firm.

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.

Eco-innovation: Creating an innovation and sustainability strategy

mjvinnovation

At best, this awareness can produce innovative responses that gradually move society on a path to more sustainable growth. That is where the concept of Eco-innovation is gaining more and more weight among governments, universities, and organizations. The struggle to create strategies that combine innovation and sustainability is an effort that must be embraced. Read on to discover our tips for creating innovative strategies focused on sustainability!

Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 things to consider

ITONICS

Digital innovation is considered as a priority for most of the companies, but designing tactics to hit the right targets is hard. Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. Sources of Innovation. Where does innovation come from? Below are summarized all the valuable internal innovation sources that the company needs to consider when designing a strategy.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , provides practical techniques to break down many of the barriers to innovation in business. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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Digital Innovation Strategy: 3 Things to consider

ITONICS

Digital innovation is considered as a priority for most of the companies, but designing tactics to hit the right targets is hard. Let’s discuss three important aspects that are worth considering when designing a digital innovation strategy that works. Sources of Innovation. Where does innovation come from? Below are summarized all the valuable internal innovation sources that the company needs to consider when designing a strategy.

5 Ways to Lower Risk in an Innovation Strategy Workshop

BrainZooming

Right after that article, The Brainzooming Group facilitated a small innovation strategy workshop with a client. We discussed the approach for the client’s upcoming thirty-person new process innovation strategy workshop. Our client thought we shouldn’t bias them by initially reviewing the innovation work that had already been done. 5 Ways to Lower Risk in an Innovation Strategy Workshop. Ready to boost your innovation strategy?

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Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

If you are looking for models on how to manage innovation, I would strongly recommend “ Zone to win “. Because I would maintain that innovation and/or intrapreneurship are crucial for your business survival. Hence “Transforming Legacy Organisations: Turn your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future”. The book also starts with the premise that innovation is much more difficult in established organisations than it is in startups.

What Hidden Segments Exist In Your Market?

Strategyn

Next, we field a survey in which we ask a statistically valid sample of the population how important it is that they achieve each outcome and how well the solution they use today satisfies each outcome. Lastly, we use profiling questions we include in the survey to understand what factors cause complexity and make some customers struggle more than others to get the job done. This survey also reveals the degree to which the different segments we uncovered are underserved.

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

Process improvement. Every organization has plenty of business processes. These processes were all created for a reason but very few of them are perfect. 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. Just like processes, no product is ever perfect. Strategy formulation. Sense of ownership for the new strategy.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Robert Brands

How to Fine-Tune Working Relationships between Boomers and Millennials to Create Harmonious Innovation Teams. The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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. Instead, they represent more process than ‘pop’ because there are too many things on the go and traffic jams abound.

Why Is Innovation Vital for Your Organization and What Innovation Services Are Available to Help?

IdeaScale

Innovation is essential for all organizations. The corporate innovation landscape is always evolving. Idea sharing is the first step in the innovation process. Take advantage of IdeaScale’s innovation services to get the most out of your crowdsourcing experience.

The State of Innovation in Education

IdeaScale

I was surprised to read the findings of a recent survey in which researchers found that only 38% of graduates reported that their educational establishment was at the forefront in adopting innovations. But with our educational institutions stumbling a bit in the face of new technology and change making, what is the state of innovation in education? Budget Strategy. Now what if they could share those strategies with everyone else? Process Improvement.

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. Incremental innovation over radical innovation. There is a growing trend across businesses towards rapid, low-risk innovations. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market.

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How Innovative Is Your Organization? Take This Brief Assessment to Find Out!

IdeaScale

Are you among the most highly innovative organizations? Innovation drives economic growth. The most innovative companies understand the importance of developing solutions that solve critical problems. ranking third on the Global Innovation Index.

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Five Things You Should Measure about Your Innovation System

The Inovo Group

Innovation measurement is difficult because the future is inherently uncertain. To address this inherent uncertainty, it is useful to have a framework and model of the innovation system which defines the structural and operational components of the system as well as operational outcomes. The task of developing good innovation metrics [1] is complicated. An analysis was undertaken of hundreds of actual and proposed innovation metrics documented in the literature.

How Good Feature Request Management Contributes to Innovation

IdeaScale

Seasoned innovation managers know that one of the best strategies is looking to feature requests obtained from customers for direction. Think of feature request management as a way of transforming all those feature requests into a source of innovation for your team.

PwC releases the latest Innovation Benchmark Report

Idea Drop

One of the key findings in PwC Innovation benchmark report was that bringing more stakeholders into the innovation process is the most effective way to drive success in innovation. This is because it helps to align innovation and business strategies, facilitates access to new ideas and talent, enables people to fail faster and bring new innovations to market quicker. Innovation Strategy

Improve Product Innovation with Internal and External Feedback

IdeaScale

Customers are integral to the product innovation process.?. Product innovation is all about new ideas from both your employees and your customers. All those factors figure prominently in determining why, when, and how to innovate. Use surveys and focus groups.

How Government Innovation Promises to Help Communities Fight Wildfires

IdeaScale

Firefighting agencies are responding with computer modeling, advanced topographic mapping, new fire management techniques, sensors, mobile monitors, infrastructure upgrades, and new government innovation programs. Right now, drones are used to survey remote areas.

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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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Corporate Innovation: THEATRE, BULLSH*T, OR FUTURE-SHAPING CAPABILITY?

The Future Shapers

Organisations the world over continue to profess high levels of innovation capability, embedded innovation cultures and needle-shifting outcomes. But, hugely credible global surveys continue to highlight that on the whole, the real state of innovation maturity for many organisations may just be a somewhat inconvenient truth. Where does innovation stand within your organisation? We now have lots of robust data and research around innovation maturity….

Five Creative Ways to Use Customer and Employee Suggestions Boxes

IdeaScale

Taking your “suggestion box” online covers a few crucial points for any effective innovation strategy. For example, you might invite them to fill out a quick survey after they make their suggestion. A transparent innovation process makes this particularly effective.

Shifting Innovation Perspectives for 2019

The Future Shapers

Three years ago Derek Bishop, Jo Geraghty and I published our book, Building a Culture of Innovation. [1] 1] The book was inspired by, and written for, all of those leaders who understood that in order to thrive in today’s global marketplace they needed to set innovation as a capability at the heart of their culture but were uncertain how to go about it. Have senior leaders shifted not only their approach but also their perspective on the value of innovation?

IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt™ – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

In the IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt the Licensed Practitioners get the leading Ideation Platform to resell, knowledge on how to sell and implement an ideation platform, organizational design and change. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt™ – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

In the IMYB Innovation Management Yellow Belt the Licensed Practitioners get the leading Ideation Platform to resell, knowledge on how to sell and implement an ideation platform, organizational design and change. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value.

Overcoming the barriers to innovation in the legal sector

Idea Drop

It is clear that we are getting better at talking about innovation but conversation isn’t enough. Actionable insight and implementation incentives are necessary to fuel the innovation fire. “In In 2015, only 28 per cent of in-house legal clients surveyed for the Best Legal Adviser Report said innovation in their law firms was important whereas in 2016 this rose hugely to 62 per cent.” Another barrier is the perception that innovation is not measurable.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt accreditation – Washington DC 

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – New York City

Innovation 360 Group

Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Organizational Design Principles: Innovation Centres, Satellites, Integrated – Pro and Cons. Coaching for Radical Innovation.

Yellow Belt Grading – Stockholm

Innovation 360 Group

Focus on Organizational Development and tools for Innovation and Ideation. Provide tools, methods and best practices how to implement an Innovation Management System. Innovation Governance Models – How to align innovation with strategy. Innovation Process – How to translate creativity into value. Organizational Design – How to setup for a long-term innovation culture. Coaching for Radical Innovation. Innovation jam sessions.

What is an Innovation Maturity Assessment and How Can You Create One?

IdeaScale

When building an innovation strategy, this takes the form of an innovation maturity assessment that examines your organization, your team, and your personal innovation approach. Here’s how an innovation maturity assessment works and how to use one.

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Finding the best innovators

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm writing a series of blogs based on questions that I regularly receive about innovation. In my last post, I wrote about the staffing plan necessary to sustain growth and innovation , basing it in part on the Pareto rule. Just focusing on product innovation is too limited.

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