Tag Archives: Strategy

Open Innovation (OI) is a well-established way to increase options for innovation. It is quite prominent in areas such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG), but much less so in manufacturing industries. Kevin McFarthing recently find out more from Pete Longdon, who runs the OI programme at Tata Steel and details them in this post. Continue reading

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Innovation Should Change Your Perspective

I’ve been thinking a lot about innovation lately. Well, I guess I’ve been thinking about innovation for over a decade, but for some reason the thinking has migrated from operational to philosophical. I’ve long wondered why.. Continue reading

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Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Scott Anthony, David Duncan, and Pontus Siren’s article in the December 2014 edition of the Harvard Business Review, “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days,” is a compelling read. The article introduces the concept of a minimum viable innovation system (MVIS), an approach to innovation performance improvement that suggests companies… Continue reading

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The most effective approach to change does not start or end in the C-suite. It happens at the heart of the organization, where mid-level managers and their teams build the momentum to implement and lead change. Executives initiate and support change, the rest of the organization lead change. Continue reading

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“Entrepreneurs are using a new ‘Technocratic Democracy’ to create multi-billion dollar organisations faster than ever before; and legacy multi-nationals are finding themselves having to transform and rebuild their businesses in ‘mid flight’ in order to compete.” Continue reading

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Regain Control Over Your Innovation Portfolio

Innovating with purpose requires a clear strategy that aligns with business goals. Easier said than done. Here are three pragmatic starting points for an innovation strategy that delivers on growth expectations. Continue reading

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Leaders must involve their entire organization in the vision, and promote an honest and open climate to achieve a meaningful shared vision of the future. While it may be easy to focus the lens inward, leadership is never about you… it is about them. The people you lead, and the teams who put their trust in your tenure. Continue reading

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