Does your organisation have plenty of ideas but gets stuck on getting them done?

I recently had the privilege of working with an organisation that prides itself in operational efficiency i.e. ‘doing things right’, but has challenged itself to become more innovative and ‘do the right things’ for its customers. Their MD had recently announced a formation of a disruptive innovation group to accelerate the rate at which they…

Are your Employees Engaged?

In my last blog I asked the question “Is your organisation ready to be truly innovative” and I raised the subject of levels of Innovation capability and that to be truly innovative the total organisation needs to be engaged. Recapping ….the five levels of innovation maturity are shown in this table:   Level of innovation…

Innovation and engagement on a shoestring

  A question many organisations ask is, “how can I innovate with no budget?”. Following research from AIM (Australian Institute of Management) which claims that “…firms with proven innovation performance are three times more likely to have higher levels of cash flow, cost advantages and long-term competitive advantage (i.e. productivity)”, we again observe the adage…

Make or Buy Innovation At Work?

A lot of companies who are trying to innovate start out by recruiting “talent” – those people who have natural abilities in creativity But what happens to those companies who can’t afford compete for “talent”? Or who are committed to using their existing workforce? How can they build the culture of innovation necessary to survive…