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

Combining four foundation pillars.

We need to think about recognizing the ‘combining effects’ of four foundation pillars; of value creation (vc), business models (bm), intellectual capital assets (ica) and innovation capital (ic). It is the dynamics within the multiple combinations that will generate the future wealth creation we need. We are in need of having a better understanding of … More Combining four foundation pillars.

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

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

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

Moving along the path to innovation fitness

Here, we are searching for the dynamics within the innovation system, that once recognized, can be constructed for a more dynamic innovation fitness solution. We are looking to improve the innovation performance engine within organizations. These dynamics are made up of the capabilities and competencies that reveal and clarify what is required as the relevant … More Moving along the path to innovation fitness

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

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

All organizations talk about innovation, but so what?

All organizations talk about innovation and its growing importance but few succeed in actually doing it on a repeatable scale. So what does inhibit innovation? What would drive innovation success? What aspects of innovation are critical to have so innovative growth can be achieved? Where should a company place its emphasis to gain both an … More All organizations talk about innovation, but so what?

Our Challenge is the need to build diverse innovation capability

Knowing what are the critical factors and there dependences for sustaining innovation success is vital to understand so an organization can place the appropriate resources behind them. The question is, which are critical, which naturally occur when others begin to be put into place, which seem to have limited or no real effect on changing … More Our Challenge is the need to build diverse innovation capability