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. This is a more than timely report in my view.

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.

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?

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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. teams for repeated identification and prototyping of digital innovations. Recommendartions for action: Innovation Labs.

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.

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.

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Treat Your Innovation Pipeline just like your Sales Pipeline

Destination Innovation

Each sales person has to gather data and input their reports and forecasts. Lessons are learned, and changes are made to constantly improve the sales process. Is there a customer need for each innovation? What will this innovation compete with?

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. To achieve this innovation has gone digital, pure and simple. So the need to innovate comes from digital as the source.

HLL Hyreslandslaget AB Best-in-Class Service Innovation Across Europe

Innovation 360 Group

Magnus Penker presents Lisa Toresson of HLL with their Innovation IQ, the highest in Europe. She was responsible for hiring and onboarding new employees, an important role for a company focused on culture and innovation. Blog case study innovation stories InnovationIQ

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent report, jointly from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey called the “ The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the factories of the future ” t hey made a number of observations. Innovation is one powerful catalyst ripe for leveraging in this 4th Industrial Revolution.

Developing a new framework for risk and innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

I believe we need a new way to manage risk within our innovation activities. This post here is the third and last part , part three, where I lay out different mechanisms and framing of risk and innovation. We need to formulate a more robust risk innovation framework.

Developing a new framework for risk and innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

I believe we need a new way to manage risk within our innovation activities. This post here is the third and last part , part three, where I lay out different mechanisms and framing of risk and innovation. We need to formulate a more robust risk innovation framework.

Case Study: Regional SME Development Project Brings Innovation Lift to Manufacturing Hub

Innovation 360 Group

And yet, when it comes to innovation, SMEs often do not have the resources and tools to manage a process that consistently delivers results. They need a common framework and language to describe and quantify innovation efforts, and to collaborate internally and externally.

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.

Exploring Innovation Challenges for CPG Brands

IdeaScale

CPG brands aren’t always associated with innovation, though they may be associated with innovation on a small scale. This could be where you’ll find exciting new consumer innovations in coming years. Here are some of the challenges that CPG brands face with innovation and how to overcome them. You can also download this helpful infographic to help you envision ways to manage innovation effectively. What Innovation Must Accomplish.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We need to open up our thinking about risk and innovation management. In this post two, within a three part series, I build the argument on why we need to treat innovation differently within any risk assessment. Is innovation even fully aligned into the corporate strategy?

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.

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The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

Innovation 360 Group

– In todays globalized and digitalized world, Innovation capability is emerging as the most crucial success factor for companies that wants to master sustainable growth and profitability! The winning strategies of top innovators. Innovation 360 Group.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We need to open up our thinking about risk and innovation management. We should aim for a really healthy construct that does help all involved or associated with innovation and managing risk, that gives a better chance of pushing beyond the incremental innovation that avoids most risk and disappoints those seeking real growth. In this post two, within a three part series, I build the argument on why we need to treat innovation differently within any risk assessment.

Co-creating volume 3

Innovation 360 Group

Now we start the work co-creating volume 3 of the Complete Guide to business Innovation and you are invited! INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 3: INNOVATION SYSTEM FROM IDEATION TO GOVERNANCE. Innovators are always saying that they want to make the world a better place, so why isn’t it any better? Every one of us has full access to an infinitely varied and vastly underused resource: Innovation. Innovative thinking alone will not be able to get there, though.

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.

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. And nowhere is this lesson more important than in communicating about innovation. Building innovation culture with shared language. Many articles have been devoted to the importance of building a culture of innovation in your business, and there are a number of elements that can contribute. What is innovation, anyway?

Co-creating volume 3

Innovation 360

Now we start the work co-creating volume 3 of the Complete Guide to business Innovation and you are invited! INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 3: INNOVATION SYSTEM FROM IDEATION TO GOVERNANCE. Innovators are always saying that they want to make the world a better place, so why isn’t it any better? Every one of us has full access to an infinitely varied and vastly underused resource: Innovation. Innovative thinking alone will not be able to get there, though.

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.

35 Ways to Use Idea Management Software to Drive Business Results

The Future Shapers

If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation like this, you have little choice but to try to innovate new products and services and to find entirely new markets to enter with those. However, if we look back at the 70%-20%-10% rule for innovation , it simply makes sense.

The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

Innovation 360

innovation. – In todays globalized and digitalized world, Innovation capability is emerging as the most crucial success factor for companies that wants to master sustainable growth and profitability! Never before has boards and board members faced a larger challenge than todays need for effective linking between innovation and corporate strategy. The winning strategies of top innovators. Innovation 360 Group. board leadership new leadership 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. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

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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?” Controlled innovation has clearly worked.

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.