Get the people out in the field to improve innovation results

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

“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 …

Innovation catalysts help to solve the Corporate Innovation Problem

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

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 …

Addressing the scale-up problem in corporate innovation management

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

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 …

Solve the Corporate Innovation Problem – ENGAGE the organization

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

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

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

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 …

The Corporate Innovation Problem™: Nailing it down

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

This is the fifth 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 how the Corporate Innovation Problem™ manifests. We have coined this term (Note: For easier readability we skip the ™-sign in the rest of the text) for the fact that despite …

Emerging themes in Digital Transformation

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

“Digital Transformation (DT) in the Process Industries – What does it really mean for Innovation, Marketing and Sales?” – This is, as you probably have seen HERE, the focus for an in-depth Peer Group process. Our focus industry sector is the Process Industry and we are reaching out to VPs from Innovation, Marketing and Sales from leading companies in there. …

Building Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

This is the third post in our series about what we call the Corporate Innovation ProblemTM and how to go about solving it. We started the series by spelling out the problems in corporate innovation here. Despite large and growing investments into innovation, the results remain disappointing. The overall process of innovation spans the chain of activities from discovering insights into valuable …

What Digital Transformation really means: Participate in our Peer Group study

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Digital Transformation has become a hot business topic. While executives need answers to prevent an expensive miss-fire, the Digital narrative is stuck in buzzword territory. Much has been written on the “WHY?” of Digital Transformation. The missing part of this story is the “WHAT?” and “HOW?” of Digital Transformation. High-level statistics show the state of thinking, however they are short on actionable insights. …

Software supporting the FFE and innovation effectiveness

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

Through this series of articles we have built a case that large organizations should invest energy in actively designing their early phase of the innovation process – the so-called “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) – in a way that delivers more meaningful and promising innovation ideas and concepts. Up till now, we have spoken about “hard facts” and “soft facts” in designing …