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

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

Greater fitness in innovation offers more value creation potential

The greater fitness you achieve equates to more value creation potential. The ability to inter‐couple landscape entities, to constantly combine the different capabilities in different often unique ways and exploit individual interactions alters your dynamics to innovate and does improve repeatable cycle times from this constant recreation potential. The key is to know what these … More Greater fitness in innovation offers more value creation potential

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.

The Really Pressing Need of Innovation

Let me firstly outline the REAL challenge I see with innovation. Knowing what are the critical factors and their dependences for sustaining innovation success is vital to understand so that an organization can place the appropriate resources behind them. The questions are: which are critical, which naturally occur when others begin to be put into … More The Really Pressing Need of Innovation

Achieving Business Relevance

The real need is for improving the business relevance of anything that is new. To quantify this, in general this should include to enhance, reduce, eliminate or improve: Increasing flexibility and efficiency. Managing knowledge effectively through the adaptive capacity framework. Increasing productivity and reducing time to market. Facilitating teamwork. Enabling on-line gathering of marketing information … More Achieving Business Relevance

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

Opening Outline of Dynamic Capabilities

Introduction to dynamic capabilities The study of dynamic capabilities, the organization’s capacity to change its operations and adapt them to the environmental requirements, has taken centre stage in the debate on strategic management as well as organization theory (Teece, Pisano and Shuen 1997, Eisenhardt and Martin 2000, Zollo and Winter 2002, Winter 2003) in recent … More Opening Outline of Dynamic Capabilities

Identifying your critical innovation capabilities

My work on dynamic capabilities for innovation Over a period of the last thirty months or so, I have been studying and researching this whole area. I have some hypotheses that need testing but the outcome of this effort to date has got me closer to believing we can achieve greater identification with those distinct … More Identifying your critical innovation capabilities

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?

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

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?

The Vital Attributes for an Innovation Organization

Understanding what is needed for innovation- unlocking the mysteries * Innovation organizations tend to be more decentralized, more informal, minimally stratified or layered and more generalist than specialized. * They have cultures that value independent thinking, risk taking and ongoing learning. * They are tolerant of failure and they value diversity. * Open communication is … More The Vital Attributes for an Innovation Organization

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