Tag Archives: Strategy
Change happens. It doesn’t care whether you like it or not. Change doesn’t need your permission. Change is the one constant in business. What you decide to do with change is up to you. Continue reading
Hamlet’s line “To be or not to be…” is one of Shakespeare’s most famous. And he did write quite a few good ones. Hamlet’s concern is a choice between living a troubled life; and embracing death. OK, it’s a fairly deep analogy when it comes to innovation, but the choice of embracing or avoiding innovation choices can lead to corporate death – think Kodak. Continue reading
From my experience, it seems that everyone thinks about innovation, but they think about it in very discrete, disconnected ways. R&D folks think about innovation as creating a new polymer. Marketing folks think about innovation as changing a marketing channel or delivering a new product. What very few people think about are the knock-on effects, consequences and series of events that are required to unfold when you innovate. Continue reading
Do too many ideas stall out innovation?
This quandary is rooted in what is known as the “Front End of Innovation,” which is the idea generation part of the process, and the “Back End of Innovation,” which is the strategy and implementation of these ideas. Continue reading
People need time to innovate, but corporations tend to “tax” employees with time-wasting bureaucracy. As reported in The Economist, clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Continue reading
The late, great Peter Drucker said “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”. Of his many insights, this might be the most important for Innovation. Continue reading