Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Innovation Performance: 'Beyond Predictable'

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Today, we face a different type of performance – one that is not ‘just’ dependable but one that is often unpredictable, one that seems perhaps more suited to innovation that outsmarts others in unique ways. We need to be ‘beyond’ predictable in innovation performance; we need to deliver unpredictable innovation that wows our customers and the markets to achieve this.

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Globally Integrated Innovation

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"The book is all about providing the understanding of integrating your global resources to build and leverage a global innovation network." - Paul Hobcraft reviews "Managing Global Innovation" by Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson.

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Thinking about Scalable Engagement

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Scalable has been rather painted into a corner in recent years. It is the way we can scale a business is dangled out in front of us like a carrot, it is implied it is material to success, as with scalability comes profit, as the tantalizing reason to buy into those projects that scale. I wish it was that simple. Does scalability alone mean achieving success?

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Reorganized, Delayered and Downsized – goodbye trust

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So who has not faced one of those moments when it is announced that there is a reorganization about to take place, it happens in all organizations. It often has the habit of freezing what you are doing; you begin to put things on hold, waiting to understand what this latest reorganization has in store for you. The questions start building up in your mind, it starts to block you. Creativity begins to be lost. Reservations begin to grip the thinking.

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