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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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Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. Discover Ideas for Long Term and Tactical Innovation Projects. Chicago, IL, August 1, 2018 — The MoshPit Innovation Service is an innovation project discovery service marketed by GFi (Gregg Fraley Innovation). It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough 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. There are distinct differences by industry: Financial service corporates are leaning towards Corp-Up (63%), One-off events (56%) and CVC (38%), media players towards CVC (80%) and Corp-Up (60%), and telecoms towards Corp-Up (57%) and incubators/ accelerators (56%).

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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. Practitioners include Toyota’s lean manufacturing team and British Airways.

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Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

access to market and customer base for rapid scaling. 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. However, startup engagement is also increasingly used for tapping into entirely new markets or technologies as well as spotting disruptive innovation opportunities.

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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.

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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.

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Why radical and disruptive innovation might not always be the answer

Ideanote

Surely , in a time where terms like sustaining and incremental innovation have a negative light, who would glorify them ? Isn’t there a risk of next radical or disruptive innovation blindsiding the company, potentially bankrupting the organization ? . Think about Innovation methods like a lean startup and design thinking. Then, the company develops the innovation for this market. A great example is Kodak who developed digital camera technologies.

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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. One of the key findings of this paper is that “in uncertain [business] environments, organizational ambidexterity appears to be positively correlated with increased innovation, better financial performance and higher survival rates.”.

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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.

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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.

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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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Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

The corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways: Building ambidextrous and lean startup capabilities. Established organizations with larger size usually target at extending their core business by incementally innovating their existing business model. This focus, however, often hinders them to explore new businesses, to drive radical innvation and to respond to disruptive shifts in their environment.

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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. After studying innovation among 759 companies based in 17 major markets, Gerard J. Innovation. Organizational stumbling blocks to innovation culture.

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Improvement vs Innovation: Which Is Better For your Business?

Qmarkets

How much time should you spend improving your existing processes as opposed to innovating new ones? There are two types of companies: those who innovate and those who improve. What is Innovation? Innovation is the process of taking an idea and developing it further.

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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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Improvement vs Innovation: Which Is Better For your Business?

Qmarkets

How much time should you spend improving your existing processes as opposed to innovating new ones? There are two types of companies: those who innovate and those who improve. Regardless of size or scale though, many businesses struggle to decide whether they should invest their resources in innovation or improvement. What is Innovation? Innovation is the process of taking an idea and developing it further. Product innovation isn’t limited to software.

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Why Building a Culture of Innovation is your Competitive Advantage

Wazoku

A quick glance at the Most Innovative Companies [1] list at Forbes sees the top three places taken by Salesforce, Tesla and Amazon respectively. It’s perhaps safe to say, therefore, that they’ve mastered the art of innovating to derive a competitive advantage. If you can embody the spirit of innovation in one man, it’s perhaps that of Thomas Edison. It’s innovation as a way of being, an organisational lifestyle choice, and it’s something that Amazon do exceptionally well.

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Let's Settle the Debate — Innovation Both Is & Is Not Everyone's Job

Legacy Innovation Group

Let's Settle the Debate — Innovation Both Is & Is Not Everyone's Job. Also, if we isolate innovation from the heart of the organization, then how is the organization itself ever going to adapt and change to a new world.

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Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

The only thing that large companies don’t seem to be able to crack are the ideas that startup come up with and the initial market sensing. 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”.

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Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

In fact, there are companies that came later and captured a much bigger market share. 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. Takeaway: Choose an innovation process and continuously measure and manage it.

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35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

These companies have gradually expanded by finding ways to use their existing products and technology to serve new customer segments. Ask your employees and you’re guaranteed to find new and creative ways for using what you already have to expand your business to new markets. Identifying new geographic markets to enter. However, entering new geographic markets is tough. They might be in a diminishing market with products and services that are no longer competitive.

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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.

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When innovation led to a reversal of fortunes

hackerearth

The term innovation has been much bandied about this decade. Although a hackneyed word especially in the world of education and business, “innovation” has much in its favor. Read WSJ ’s “Is a Peanut-Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?” There are plenty of expert definitions of innovation out there. Companies are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to drive innovation, be it radical, incremental, or breakthrough. It is a story of disruptive innovation.

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