Growth

Moving Into a New Innovation Era

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Coming your way in 2017 There is a profound shift taking place, relating to innovation. Increasingly we are seeing a growing dissatisfaction on the impact that innovation is having; in growth, in returns, in market and customer impact. There is a search for new solutions. One of the implications is this growing recognition that innovation is rarely succeeding in isolation ...

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A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

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As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important. Along with the case made in my previous post, this suggests following a dual approach to balanced corporate innovation management. The main objective of dual approaches is to sufficiently separate exploration-/discovery-oriented initiatives from exploitation-/execution-oriented ones ...

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The Case for Dual Innovation

The Case for Dual Innovation

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years ago. At this time it became pretty obvious to me that this concept – academically worn-out but deficiently or not at all put into practice in most organizations – would be of increasing importance in the time to come. ...

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Is it REALLY disruptive? It matters.

Disrupting Disrupted

At the recent ISPIM conference, I sat in several presentations ostensibly describing approaches to disruptive innovation when, in reality, it was difficult to see what (a market or a company) was actually being disrupted. They were really talking about breakthrough or radical innovation.

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Business Transformation Is All About Feedback

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We aim to optimize performance, hence the business term: Performance Management. Sounds simple, but of course it isn’t. Humans have a lust for control and have developed quite a few mental concepts to ‘control’ performance management; processes, ratings, manuals, competency frameworks, forms, collective labor agreements, etc.

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Six Innovative Ways to Grow Your Digital Start-up

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You’ve got the idea. The website’s being built. Technology elements are being integrated. Social media channels have been set up. So what’s left to be done? Here are six innovative approaches that you probably haven’t considered, which can help make a big difference to the growth your start-up achieves in the early stages – and which will support you over the longer-term too.

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Risk and Reward of Innovation

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The concept of risk often carries an inherent bias for an established company and for valid reasons.Risk can disrupt a healthy revenue stream, a stable customer base, and upset shareholders who like predictable results. Risk is something you manage. It’s something that you mitigate, not embrace. It’s this mentality that causes companies to invest millions of dollars each year just to avoid risk.

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