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

Achieving agility within your innovation work

How can we map a new pathway for shifting current practices so as to transform them? How can we bring increasing agility into our innovation work, that requires both stable and dynamic moments to deliver better outcomes? Where do we focus, what do we recognize as organization practices, that can begin to transform the organization … More Achieving agility within your innovation work

Innovation tension lies in our layers and structures

Reduce the tension in the layers or structures for innovation to emerge. A really hard part of managing in larger organizations is in managing the layers and competing forces. Hierarchy dominates the speed of what we do. Often we forget to reinforce the very design within our organizational structures, we leave role structures incomplete and … More Innovation tension lies in our layers and structures

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

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

Innovation tension lies in our layers and structures

Reduce the tension in the layers or structures for innovation to emerge. A really hard part of managing in larger organizations is in managing the layers and competing forces. Hierarchy dominates the speed of what we do. Often we forget to reinforce the very design within our organizational structures, we leave role structures incomplete and … More Innovation tension lies in our layers and structures

Layers that shear against each other are full of tension.

“Slow constrains quick, slow controls quick” There is so much built in tension, bias, barriers, mindsets, mental model conflicts, and all types of friction seemingly going on around us, you must sometimes think all our organizations can only be totally dysfunctional. The Scream by Edvard Munch for Dysfunctional Organizations Has anyone not come across some … More Layers that shear against each other are full of tension.

An opening CSF for innovation

A brief overview of critical success factors for innovation to check against. The organization: structure of innovation processes to be explicit by treating innovation as a systematic process and continued ongoing process Keep innovation separate from daily work routine, remove barriers, give accoutability Set ambitious goals and a vision and combine these with small attainable … More An opening CSF for innovation