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 …

Digital Transformation: Catalyzing growth

Digital Transformation in Process Industries: The growth catalyst

frankmattes Thought Leadership

As you may have noticed we have started a peer group process with leading firms from the Process Industries. These companies explore what comes after the obvious first steps in Digital Transformation which are operational excellence (smart plants with predictive maintenance and remote controlling, smart supply chains, increasing management capabilities via real-time insights into KPIs and improving the predictability of future …

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 …

Companies invest in their Fuzzy Front-End infrastructure

frankmattes Thought Leadership

This is the fourth 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 experienced by corporate innovation starting here. Despite large and growing investments into innovation, the results remain disappointing. In this post, we show that firms are investing heavily into achieving excellence in the early phase …

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 …

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 …

Industry-sector priorities in designing the Fuzzy Front-End

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

In our last posts 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 it delivers meaningful and promising innovation ideas and concepts. It is emerging practice that there are some key design parameters (see our last post for more …

What would it take…To design the optimal Fuzzy Front-End?

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

In this series of articles we have built a case that large organizations should now focus their innovation efforts on correctly organizing their Innovation Front End – the place which is inherently ambiguous, but also the region of greatest potential. The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) refers to the early innovation phase where “fuzzy” refers to the fact that not all …

Four parts that make up excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End

frankmattes Advisory, Thought Leadership

In this series of articles we have built a case that large organizations should now focus their innovation efforts on correctly organizing their Innovation Front End – the place which is inherently ambiguous, but also the region of greatest potential. The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) refers to the early innovation phase where “fuzzy” refers to the fact that not all …