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Recently, a client of ours asked us to recommend a structure to integrate design competency into their organization. We performed a quick audit of existing structures. From this audit, we developed this graphic that associates structural integration to role of design and impact to business. Continue reading

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Slowly investors are realizing this is an artificial distinction between Return on Investment (ROI) vs. Return on Impact (ROIm). No matter what your business, if it’s not having an impact on the customer in a way that delights the customer, you won’t need to worry for long – thank you Darwinism. Continue reading

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Alex Chenevier probes a simplification of organisational complexities as an extension of the Clayton Christensen principles. Chenevier submits that established organisations (corporates) are – perhaps for the first time – in a position to consider absorbing the concept of disruptive innovation on a scientific basis, with application in a systemic way. Continue reading

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As is always the case with measuring activity and processes, a few critical measures against broad range of activities is better than tons of measures. I split them into three categories: engagement, process and outcomes… Continue reading

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“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard Continue reading

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3 Keys to the Future of Digital Business

An underlying trend is the rise of informational content in the products and services that make up our economy and, increasingly, that information is managed by machines rather than humans. That is the essence of digital business and it’s changing everything we thought we knew about creating value. Here are 3 keys to understanding the new era. Continue reading

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Innovation is ultimately about Return on Investment. A system of metrics will objectively show your progress and success each step of the way. It’s essential to follow a course of action that produces ongoing improvement, and sustainable and repeatable innovation. Innovation is meaningless without attaching measurable goals to an initiative. Continue reading

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