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.

Aligning functional strategy with corporate strategy

Cascade Strategy

Strategy can be divided up into three distinct strategy levels , which can add some complexity to strategy alignment within an organization. Strategy Levels

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Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.

Leapfrogging

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. You create a Strategy Map. A Strategy Map is a visual representation of your vision and related priority strategic objectives.

Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Game-Changer

What’s the best strategy book I’ve read? Not specifically business strategy, but strategy in general. 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.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

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.

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

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. A strategy is not what a company says their strategy is.

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! ]].

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 consultant

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?

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

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. Strategy informs”.

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

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.

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 consultant

Top Strategy and Innovation Books of 2019

Leapfrogging

The best strategy & innovation books deliver new insights, examples and tools for reinventing business. What strategies will help us move fast and win? Connected Strategy: Building Continuous Customer Relationships for Competitive Advantage. He has been recognized by the Thinkers50 as one of the world’s top keynote speakers and thought leaders in business strategy and innovation

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Vital Employee Engagement Strategies for Winning Ideas

BrainZooming

One reveals an important lesson as you develop employee engagement strategies. 3 Vital Employee Engagement Strategies for Winning Ideas. The obvious lesson relative to employee engagement strategies is simple: Listen to, consider, and act on smart ideas from team members.

The Whole Foods Strategy…Isn’t (Whole)

Matthew May

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. So, Whole Foods is taking a Trader Joe’s strategy in launching its 365-brand stores. The Whole Food strategy isn’t a whole strategy.

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. You may have a great corporate strategy at the top of the organization.

Strategy vs Tactics - What's the Difference?

Cascade Strategy

Either way, we're here with the definitive guide to the difference between strategy and tactics. In this article, we'll tackle the following questions: Creating Your StrategyYou've probably heard these two terms used in various business contexts over the years.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The Art & Rocket Science Of Strategy

Cascade Strategy

Ever wondered how other organizations perform in terms of strategy creation and execution? We've all heard the statistics that claim anywhere between 50-90% of strategies fail. Strategy Execution Creating Your Strategy

How Deep Should Your Strategy Go?

Cascade Strategy

This is one of the most common questions we get when working with clients to implement strategy execution software : Strategy Levels

Develop Your Annual Innovation Strategy

IdeaScale

As you work through your annual planning, it’s important to consider your annual innovation strategy as well. Preparing Your Annual Innovation Strategy. The first thing to do when preparing an annual innovation strategy is to carefully review what you did in the past year.

Strategy Evaluation - How To Do It Correctly

Cascade Strategy

The process of strategy evaluation is often overlooked in the overall strategic planning process. After the flurry of activity in the initial planning stages, followed by the reality check of executing your strategy alongside business-as-usual, strategy evaluation is often neglected.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The 6 Best Business Strategies I've Ever Seen

Cascade Strategy

I recently wrote an article about why so many strategies fail. I want to share with you my personal top 6 picks for the best business strategies of all time. Creating Your StrategyToday though, I want to focus on the flip-side of that coin.

Strategy Deployment Tips for 2020

Kainexus

Our clients who have achieved their most lofty goals have done so by laying a strong foundation upon which the strategy and related tactics can be built. Strategy Deployment

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How to Fix Corporate Tech Strategy

Innovation Excellence

A large defense contractor is in the process of revamping their technology strategy. Strategy TechnologyThey want to see more return on investment, which totals more than $1 billion annually across headquarters and its business units.

Culture Lags Strategy

Collectivecamp

I recently had James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, on my podcast (below) to talk all about — surprise surprise — habit building

Mixpanel's Guide to Product Metrics

Whether you build or market products, tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovation. Use this guide to help you decide what metrics are most important for your product and business.

A Sniff Test for Strategy

Innovation Excellence

When it comes to developing strategy using the Play-to-Win framework, the most difficult question to answer is “How will we win?” Strategy competition scenario planning

Diffusion Of Innovations: Influencing the adoption of a new strategy

Cascade Strategy

Any new strategy requires behavioral change. You need your team to embrace and adopt your new strategy in order to achieve business objectives. Strategy Implementation

Culture Knocks Out Strategy

Innovation Excellence

Many companies have a huge gap between their culture and strategy — a problem that only gets bigger in larger companies, especially when they are in transition.

4 Tangible Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement

Cascade Strategy

Strategy ImplementationJust about every organization in the world recognizes the benefits of high employee engagement. It's the secret-sauce that can help drive improvements to almost every aspect of your operation.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.