Insights 2015

Employee led innovation – create a peloton for success

As an advocate, researcher and supporter of employee led innovation systems, I deliver many workshops and seminars about the benefits of employee led innovation. Following a recent seminar, several mid-level managers commented ‘thanks for the great insights, we get it and will go back to work and start now’. My response (obviously) was to ask…

Disrupting Innovation Beliefs

A customer centric approach to business-model innovation I recently came across a great article from the team at McKinsey and it really got me thinking about how business can tap into its customers as a source of innovation. In the article by Marc de Jong and Menno van Dijk, they talk about companies reframing their…

Have You Got Time to Innovate?

For some years now, members of our innovation community have been meeting to discuss what the inhibitors are that prevent their organisations from being truly innovative and not just delivering incremental improvements. The message that keeps coming out is that if you truly want to be innovative then you must allow individuals (and not just…

4 Tools for Today’s Intrapreneur

There are two types of innovators in organisations today. Firstly, there’s the full time professional whose job it is to deliver new products, services, R&D etc. Then, there’s the ‘volunteer’. The person who has a full time role and has the passion and ideas to make a difference, widely known as ‘intrapreneurs’. The performance of…

How do we get faster?

The Step Change Commercialisation Group addressed the Topic “How do we get faster?” Three companies presented and a summary is outlined below: Mondelez NPD accounts for 14% of annual revenue, releasing 30 new products in a year. They got faster by investing in People, Processes & Tools. This led to a change in behaviours and…

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