Moving towards Innovations Capability Coherence

Innovation often fails to align with the strategic needs. This is often not the fault of the innovator happily working away with no specific guidelines, apart from the general remit of “we need to be more innovative”, it lies in the boardroom not communicating the board’s needs clearly enough down the organization. Building up our … More Moving towards Innovations Capability Coherence

Struggling with counting ALL the sums of our capital

Organizations have been focused for far too long around the importance of financial capital. It determines and drives organizations destinies. We are caught in a constant focus upon our achieving a return on our (financial) capital as our measuring criteria. Organizations strive for improving their ROCE, RONA, IRR,  EVA and a host of other financial … More Struggling with counting ALL the sums of our capital

Understanding that innovation capital becomes your new core

Much of my focus within my work is to move organizations towards recognizing and expanding their innovation capital or stock. The hard part for many organizations is that many of the key elements of innovation capital consist of many intangibles as well as tangibles and this needs deeper understanding and appreciation. These intangibles are in … More Understanding that innovation capital becomes your new core

Putting some dynamic tension into the system

          There is a growing need for having some dynamic tensions within the organization’s system; these helps generate the better conditions for innovation to thrive. We are learning more on the better tools, techniques and approaches available for putting the learning tensions into our work, making them more dynamic, linked and … More Putting some dynamic tension into the system

Organizational legacy so often chokes innovation

    Often organizations are weighed down by legacy; it chokes off innovation and much of the potential creativity. This comes in many forms; in its culture, in its history, its core markets or products, in its systems, structures, and processes built around innovation practice. Today, we are confronted with a very different global marketplace … More Organizational legacy so often chokes innovation

Understanding that innovation capital becomes your new core

Much of my focus within my work is to move organizations towards recognizing and expanding their innovation capital or stock. The hard part for many organizations is that many of the key elements of innovation capital consist of many intangibles as well as tangibles and this needs deeper understanding and appreciation. These intangibles are in … More Understanding that innovation capital becomes your new core

Struggling with counting ALL the sums of our capital

Organizations have been focused for far too long around the importance of financial capital. It determines and drives organizations destinies. We are caught in a constant focus upon our achieving a return on our (financial) capital as our measuring criteria. Organizations strive for improving their ROCE, RONA, IRR,  EVA and a host of other financial … More Struggling with counting ALL the sums of our capital

Putting some dynamic tension into the system

          There is a growing need for having some dynamic tensions within the organization’s system; these helps generate the better conditions for innovation to thrive. We are learning more on the better tools, techniques and approaches available for putting the learning tensions into our work, making them more dynamic, linked and … More Putting some dynamic tension into the system

Organizational legacy often chokes innovation

Often organizations are weighed down by legacy; it chokes off innovation and much of the potential creativity. This comes in many forms; in its culture, in its history, its core markets or products, in its systems, structures and processes built around innovation practice. Today, we are confronted with a very different global market place than … More Organizational legacy often chokes innovation

Today organizations essential design is for openness, agility and flexibility

There is a need in any framework design for building a new integrated innovation network that it needs to have openness, agility and flexibility purposefully built into it. It is more than likely that in the past design, the legacy within existing systems needs radically dismantling and redesigning to reflect the multitude of changes happening. … More Today organizations essential design is for openness, agility and flexibility

The AC components that deepen the capacity to innovate

Generally, absorptive capacity should be focused on the capacity to make use of existing knowledge both internally and externally, placing the emphasis on the capacity to assimilate and transform it (often differently). It deepens the capacity that lies within an organization for exploring innovation further. The importance is to develop the ability to achieve “new … More The AC components that deepen the capacity to innovate

Understanding Absorptive Capacity

Understanding Absorptive Capacity and how it works “Absorptive capacity” is a term introduced through some academic research by Cohen & Levinthal, back in 1990 to describe an organizations “ability to recognize the value of new, external information (knowledge), assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends”. Since then there has been significant academic contributions for … More Understanding Absorptive Capacity