Get the people out in the field to improve innovation results

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“Getting the people out in the field” is the third cornerstone of our ENGAGE model which shows companies where and how to upgrade their innovation management system in order to improve innovation – and ultimately, business results. Done right, “Getting the people out in the field” provides many insights that could be the sources for innovations. Additionally, it is a catalyst …

To succeed in Digital Transformation, ENGAGE the organization

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Digital Transformation is certainly one of the hottest topics. As innovation.support’s Frank Mattes illustrated in a recent speech in Merck’s Innovation Center (see the video below), Digital mastery means getting the WHAT right as well as the HOW. Based on the analysis of literally hundreds of documents and the insights from a Peer Group process with leading firms it seems …

Innovation catalysts help to solve the Corporate Innovation Problem

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Are you asking yourself … ‘How could my company energize the innovation power of the whole organization?’ Then this article is for you. Many companies are heavily investing in their innovation activities but are dissatisfied with the results. We call this the Corporate Innovation Problem™ (Note: For easier reading, we skip the TM-sign in the rest of this article) We …

Webcast: The Corporate Innovation Problem (And How it Can be Solved)

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Webcast at the Disruptive Innovation Festival @ThinkDIF_ November 22, 2016, 10:00 GMT / 11:00 CET We are delighted to announce that innovation.support has been selected as speaker for an OPEN MIC session at the global broadcast of the, DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION FESTIVAL @ThinkDIF_ This gives you the chance to hear a brief introduction into innovation.support’s unique ENGAGE model and to hear …

Addressing the scale-up problem in corporate innovation management

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Innovation.support’s mission is to help companies solving their Corporate Innovation Problem™ which means that the Return On Innovation is too low. As we have outlined HERE, we see three root causes for the Corporate Innovation Problem (for easier readability, we skip the ™-sign in the rest of the article): The complexity problem – Conducting innovation in a globally dispersed set …

Top Management’s role in solving the Corporate Innovation Problem

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Are you a Top Manager asking … ‘What do I need to do so that innovation thrives and we achieve best-in-class Return On Innovation?’ Then this article is for you. Many companies are heavily investing in their innovation activities but are dissatisfied with the results. We call this the Corporate Innovation Problem™ (Note: For easier reading, we skip the TM-sign …

Solve the Corporate Innovation Problem: Where ENGAGE comes from

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Many companies are heavily investing in their innovation activities but are dissatisfied with the results. We call this the Corporate Innovation Problem™. In our blog series that started HERE our analysis found that there are three root causes (see HERE). The first two, the ‘complexity problem’ and the ‘integration problem’, might not be solved with a general framework. There are too many industry and …

Digital Transformation: Quo vadis, corporate innovation management? (Part 1)

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True’ Digital Transformation, i.e. Digital Transformation for growth, provides a huge opportunity for corporate innovation – but also a large number of challenges. We are exploring how corporate innovation management (Note: In this post we understand ‘corporate innovation management’ to be a corporate function and/or the management process) should move ahead. This first part deals with new opportunities that corporate …

Solve the Corporate Innovation Problem – ENGAGE the organization

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This is the seventh post in our series about the Corporate Innovation Problem™: Despite heavy investments into innovation, returns are not satisfying. (Note: For easier readability we will skip the ™-sign in the rest of the article). The series started HERE. With this post, we show the ways companies can positively address a core root cause; what we call the …

The Corporate Innovation Problem: Three root causes

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This is the sixth post in our series about what we call the ‘Corporate Innovation Problem™’ and how to solve it. The series started HERE. With this post, we show the root causes of the Corporate Innovation Problem™. We have coined this term (Note: For easier readability we skip the ™ sign in the rest of the text) for the …