Understanding your innovation capabilities to make them more dynamic

The Nine Stages that are needed for developing an understanding of your innovation capabilities, so as to make them more dynamic and as a result to be at the top of your innovation game. This “step process” I believe gets you to the point of understanding what innovation capabilities are a better ‘fit’ for the … More Understanding your innovation capabilities to make them more dynamic

Recognizing the different capabilities to develop and grow

A firm’s ordinary capabilities are the ones that enable us to perform efficiently and effectively, those essential routines and practices that often require having a high level of technical need supporting these activities. In contrast, dynamic capabilities are those higher level competencies that determine a firm’s ability to integrate, build, and reconfigure both the resources … More Recognizing the different capabilities to develop and grow

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

9 Stages for building innovation fitness

Achieving innovation fitness is a journey- to get there we often have to manage the switchbacks as we build our capabilities and capacities to innovate. Getting Started – Understanding the Needs & Imperatives of Innovation Fitness Why we must travel this critical path for Innovation. The meaning of dynamic capabilities and innovation fitness landscapes Merging … More 9 Stages for building innovation fitness

Do you REALLY want to know how to innovate?

Applying a lens of discovery: The basic questions that need to be addressed are: “what are our dynamic capabilities that will deliver innovation impact? More importantly: “which ones should we focus upon to improve our capabilities and competencies over the longer-term? We recognize resources are scarce as our starting point Yet we fail to understand … More Do you REALLY want to know how to innovate?

It is all innovation talk, not much real doing.

All companies talk about innovation and its growing importance but it seems to me very few succeed in actually doing it on a repeatable scale. So have you ever asked what inhibits innovation? What would drive innovation success? What aspects of innovation are critical to have so innovative growth can be achieved? Where should a … More It is all innovation talk, not much real doing.

One pressing need in Innovation understanding.

There is a really pressing need in Innovation to tackle and resolve and that’s our capabilities to innovate. Yet do we know which are the critical factors for sustaining innovation success? What capabilities are needed to be built? What are not so necessary and will occur more naturally due to us finding these dynamic ones? … More One pressing need in Innovation understanding.

Restating the Value Proposition of Innovation Fitness

I have been reviewing my work on innovation fitness landscapes, in the designing and understanding of the dynamic capabilities organizations constantly need to find, evolve and establish for sustaining successful innovation. Those that are more essential to manage the growing complexity in moving towards achieving successful and sustaining innovation outcomes. I felt it was time … More Restating the Value Proposition of Innovation Fitness

9 Stages for building innovation fitness

Achieving innovation fitness is a journey- to get there we often have to manage the switchbacks as we build our capabilities and capacities to innovate. Getting Started – Understanding the Needs & Imperatives of Innovation Fitness Why we must travel this critical path for Innovation. The meaning of dynamic capabilities and innovation fitness landscapes Merging … More 9 Stages for building innovation fitness

Recognizing the different capabilities to develop and grow

A firm’s ordinary capabilities are the ones that enable us to perform efficiently and effectively, those essential routines and practices that often require having a high level of technical need supporting these activities. In contrast, dynamic capabilities are those higher level competences that determine a firm’s ability to integrate, build, and reconfigure both the resources … More Recognizing the different capabilities to develop and grow

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 the dynamics within your innovation system

The work of David Teece is hugely influential on exploring dynamic capabilities.  It was my reading of one of his early papers, published in 1997 (with Gary Pisano and Amy Shuen) that got me started down the dynamics path and my quest to identify the innovation landscape required by each organization to become innovation fit. … More Understanding the dynamics within your innovation system

Establishing Distinct Capabilities for Innovation Success

The emphasis needs to be placed upon building distinct capabilities for innovation success. “the dynamics within the existing capabilities need to be fully understood and then you need to design the new capabilities on clear understanding of the direction, vision and mission required from innovation to be more successful in meeting the strategic needs”. Irrespective, … More Establishing Distinct Capabilities for Innovation Success

The value of fitness landscapes as part of your innovation awareness

I’d like you to work through these ‘thoughts’ to begin to evaluate the value of knowing your innovation fitness and what makes up your distinct dynamic capabilities: By firstly mapping out your innovation capabilities to the task at hand enables you to understand and relate to what is needed – we call that the context for … More The value of fitness landscapes as part of your innovation awareness

Nine steps leading to understanding your dynamic innovation capabilities

The Nine Steps needed for developing an understanding of your innovation capabilities to make them more dynamic. This is my adopted approach to work through this in a systematic way. No question, this is designed to make sure those involved take their time working through the different levels of understanding needed. A journey where you … More Nine steps leading to understanding your dynamic innovation capabilities

Practical Approaches to Fitness Assessments

Finding practical capability identification requires a given approach: Initially a more path dependency one is explored, searching for existing routines, capabilities and knowledge (more backward looking) for factors that seem to have affected the past success. This then allows us to explore: Identification and classification of existing capabilities Identification and classification of required future capabilities … More Practical Approaches to Fitness Assessments

Knowing your innovation fitness is critical

Each organization needs to know its Innovation Fitness Landscape- why? There is a pressing need for a firm is to consistently build and reconfigure internal and external competencies and capabilities to address rapidly changing environments. It is the mastering of this ability to achieve new, more innovative forms in rapid changing market conditions that will … More Knowing your innovation fitness is critical

So what are Innovation Fitness Landscapes?

“The greater the fitness to innovate will equate to more value creation potential.” I believe we do need to provide a solution to this understanding the innovation challenge by constructing a more comprehensive framework. Part of my present work is to find a working model to achieve this, I’m getting close. It is this critical … More So what are Innovation Fitness Landscapes?