Building the innovation engine, part 1

"You're not the first to try this. Probably not the last one either."The head of the large department had put his feet on the table and leaned back in his chair. His role undeniably gave him an elevated position in the company, but he was also one of those I thought deserved that respect on merits. by Pixabay During the following hour he described in detail what he thought I had already gotten wrong about our organization. And thus what spoke against me succeeding in my new role. It ...

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Culture is your new strategy

I rarely hear leaders talk negatively about their corporate culture. The culture, the people and the values ​​have become a modern leader's favorite answers to questions of success. But the culture that took us here can also be the one that falls us ahead.   The fact that culture can stand in the way of an organization's strategy is an established truth. Even so, we do not seem inclined to handle culture as a strategic issue in management and boards. We perceive culture as a result of ...

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Speed ​​is a more important goal than revenue

How should one measure innovation? Is it the amount of new ideas, the number of patents or economic growth that gives the best measurement of how successful an innovation process is?   Innovation operations are sooner or later affected by the same evaluation model that prevails in any organization. Often a monthly or quarterly result.   Innovation needs other measurements. With the right business rules and competent teams, one should follow the innovation activities with other parame...

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