Thinking about innovation and strategy

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been asked several times lately to write about, or perhaps more specifically, to opine about, innovation strategy. Strategy Definition Strategy, on the other hand, is an entirely different beast. Strategy is often difficult to define.

Strategy In A Post-Digital World

Digital Tonto

Strategy, therefore, can’t depend on prediction. All Posts Innovation StrategyThe truth is that the future tends to surprise us and nobody can say for sure what the next few decades will look like. However, what we can do is. [[ This is a content summary only.

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How to Build a Future-Proof Strategy

HYPE Innovation

The third in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight, this post offers guidance, practical tips, and examples of how to build future-proof strategies. Foresight can support strategy creation for all these elements, as well as the execution itself.

Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Game-Changer

What’s the best strategy book I’ve read? Not specifically business strategy, but strategy in general. While I was scrolling through my books I stumbled on Richard Rumelt’s masterpiece Good Strategy Bad Strategy ; this is the best book I’ve read on strategy. Think about the following: what’s your strategy? This is the premise of the book, and the reason Mr. Rumelt decided to write a book about strategy. Strateg

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Corporate Strategy: The Four Key Components

Cascade Strategy

What is corporate strategy? Corporate strategy is arguably the most essential and broad ranging strategy level within organizational strategy. For context, other strategy levels include business strategy and functional strategy - more on those later!

Strategy of Innovation vs. Innovation Strategy

Grasshopper Herder

The post Strategy of Innovation vs. Innovation Strategy appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Corporate Startup Innovation Ecosystem Lean Startup Innovation Innovation Accounting Metrics StrategyWhether the companies are private or public, shareholders are demanding a vision for the future. How will these old, inflexible companies survive in industries facing.

Podcast S4E74: Michael Raynor – Setting the right strategy for innovation and disruption

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Michael Raynor, Managing Director for the Deloitte US Strategy group, and author of numerous groundbreaking books on innovation, including The Innovator’s Solution and the Strategy Paradox.

The elusive innovation strategy

The Future Shapers

The post The elusive innovation strategy appeared first on The Future Shapers. Competitive Advantage Innovation Management Innovation Strategy Innovation MangementWho would’ve thought that combining two vague terms would result in an even vaguer phrase?

Change Management Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Today we’re going to cover change management strategies. By the time you finish reading this you’ll have: A clear definition of what a change management strategy means. The key elements you need for a winning change management strategy. Strategy Execution strategy transition

Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

The Future Shapers

It is time to recognise that top down strategy development is outdated in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times we live in. An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies are needed. The post Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

The Objectives Goals Strategies & Measures (OGSM) Template

Leapfrogging

The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. Said another way, you need to define your overall objective, determine what goals are needed to realize it, understand the strategies needed to achieve each goal, and then define quantifiable success metrics to keep everyone focused. OGSM is an acronym that stands for Objectives, Goals, Strategies, and Measures. Strategies.

Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

Innovation Excellence

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business. Book Review Innovation Strategy best books on innovation Inspiration

The Benefits of Using an X-Matrix for Strategy Deployment

Kainexus

Hoshin Kanri, sometimes called "strategy deployment", is an approach that helps companies achieve breakthrough goals over a three to five-year time horizon. Effective strategy deployment isn’t easy. Hoshin Kanri Strategy Deployment

How to Manage Complexity in Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Strategy ExecutionPeople expect specific solutions to resolve complex problems. The thing is, there isn’t always a definitive solution, rather, some problems require continuous management.

Why Business Strategy Shouldn’t Be “Scientific”

Digital Tonto

The truth is that strategy can never be scientific, because the business context is always evolving. Even if you have the right strategy today, it may not be the right strategy for tomorrow. All Posts Management StrategyChanges. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

How your company strategy may be sabotaging your innovation ambition

Idea to Value

As someone who works for a strategy consultancy, it becomes clear that for most companies, there is a disconnect between what they say their strategy is, and how they actually behave. I recently rewatched the excellent TEDx talk by Karen Dillon (video above), on Do You Have a Strategy for Your Life? In her talk, she outlines one of the fundamental issues which most companies fail to grasp, which is what strategy actually is.

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Most organizations are seeking solutions to the necessary connections between Strategy and Innovation. Often it is within the strategies that should be outlined, lies the potential new spaces to play for innovation’s design. Innovation needs a much stronger alignment to strategy, they need connecting far better. Strategy informs”. We have to keep asking those essential questions that link strategy and innovation in understanding.

How Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer Sets Priorities

Innovation Leader

How does Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer look for opportunities outside of the core? Megan Lyon shares best practices and tips for other innovators in charge of strategy

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Strategy that sticks

Game-Changer

How do you talk about your business’s strategy so that your employees get it? Any strategic planning session eventually needs to deliver a robust strategy, one that anyone can understand and execute. Make strategy simple. I’ve heard consultants and business leaders talk about strategy in a way that is too complex for others to understand. uses a very simple technique, which I’ve since adopted, to communicate strategy : CHIFF.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.

Innovation Excellence

Instead, create a one-page strategy map. Having run the internal strategy consulting group at HP, and then consulting to both startups and big companies like Disney, Visa, Colgate, Medtronic and others, I’ve created hundreds of strategic plans.

What's Your Strategy Personality?

Cascade Strategy

One of our most important values here at Cascade is integrity. And for us, that often extends organically to transparency. We try to weave our culture of transparency into everything we do internally, but also externally.

Facilitating A Successful Strategy Meeting

Cascade Strategy

What are strategy meetings and why are they important? Strategy meetings focus solely on executing and improving upon the current strategy. You guessed it!

Key Factors Affecting Your Strategy Implementation

Cascade Strategy

If you’ve been an avid reader of our blog for some time, you know that developing an effective strategy for your organization is vital for growth and sustainability. However, coming up with a strategy that can work is only part of the battle - making it happen is a whole different challenge.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

How To Build An Ecosystem Strategy

Digital Tonto

The truth is that value chain based strategies are slow and rigid and the world has become fast and agile. All Posts Management Ecosystems Network Theory StrategyYou can’t simply seek to build a better mousetrap, you need to relentlessly connect to build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Innovation Strategies from 6 Leading Innovation Firms

Rocketspace

We now want to go one step further and uncover the top strategies from each of these consultancies. corporate innovation strategy innovation ecosystem internal and external innovation innovation consultantYou may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation.

Digital Transformation versus Digital Strategy

Braden Kelley

We also asked a simple question: Are you ready to do … Continue reading → Change Design Strategy Technology digital digital strategy digital transformation future people Process technology Tools TrendsIn my last article, Time for Digital Transformation is Now, we looked at the accelerating pace of change, the case for digital transformation, and our evolving interactions with technology.

How Can You Align Product Development with Business Strategy?

IdeaScale

When developing new products, organization leaders must ensure their efforts align with the overall business strategy. The post How Can You Align Product Development with Business Strategy?

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Innovation Strategies from 7 Leading Innovation Firms

Rocketspace

We now want to go one step further and uncover the top strategies from each of these consultancies. internal and external innovation innovation ecosystem corporate innovation strategy innovation consultantYou may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation.

A Failproof Innovation Strategy in 3 Steps

Rocketspace

There is no magic formula for building great innovation strategies. innovation consultants Corporate Innovation Positioning Leading Corporate Innovator Innovator innovation strategyWhat is the secret of a successful corporate innovation project- is it the idea or the company running it? However, there are fatal mistakes that will make your innovation mission impossible.

The Whole Foods Strategy…Isn’t (Whole)

Matthew May

In the midst of all this, Whole Foods has decided to take a market segmentation strategy to reverse its downward trend, a strategy aimed squarely at Trader Joe’s, a solid Millennial brand: launch a chain of smaller, lower-priced stores that focus entirely on stock with the Whole Foods private label, 365. The Trader Joe’s strategy is rock solid, and the proliferation of the brand (not to mention top and bottom line growth) is proof positive. Strategy Trader Joe's Whole Foods

Forget Your Business Plan – Create a Strategy Map

Innovation Excellence

Instead, create a one-page strategy map. Having run the internal strategy consulting group at HP, and then consulting to both startups and big companies like Disney, Visa, Colgate, Medtronic and others, I’ve created hundreds of strategic plans. Business strategy used to be a clear and methodical process. Innovation Leadership Management Strategy Business Strategy change management disruptionStrategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

A Strategy Test: Does It Nest?

Matthew May

A few days ago, as I was waiting for an item I purchased in my local Apple store to be brought out to me from the back of the store, I had the opportunity to observe Apple’s frontline strategy be played out in front of me. Now, you might be thinking, what possible strategy would or could an Apple associate on the floor really need? As we now know and have experienced, the Apple retail store strategy clearly reflected the Jobsian mindset around simplicity, design, and uniqueness.

Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Digital Tonto

Many organizations get stuck because they end up locking themselves into a single strategy. All Posts Management Innovation Innovation Matrix Leadership StrategyThat's how they get disrupted. Related posts: There Is No One True Path To Innovation. Apple’s Innovation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Bed, Bath & Beyond Announces $1 Billion Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

As part of a new three-year strategy, the $1 billion to $1.5 The post Bed, Bath & Beyond Announces $1 Billion Innovation Strategy appeared first on IdeaScale.

Strategy Books: Essential Strategic Reading 2020

Cascade Strategy

Strategy Books: Worthy mentions. The next couple of books are not necessarily 'strategy' books as such, but certainly worth noting and will definetly help you get better framing particularly when you're trying to hit the reset button.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.