Sara Husk
09.15.2016
Embedding an effective innovation program in your company requires a fresh look at capabilities. We find that very few – if any – large companies are truly set up to enable innovation to do battle with how the business landscape is evolving. We strongly believe every established company must focus...
Jeff Pappin
09.06.2016
What is Your Company’s Innovation Fertility? Collecting new ideas is table stakes in the innovation management domain. Without a fertile climate for innovation, more ideas simply lead to more wasted opportunities. It is the creative use of the collected data, not just the ideas themselves, which...
Ralph Welborn
09.02.2016
Take a ‘hot’ business word of today: transformation. For years, I stopped using the word ‘transformation.’ It was pervasive; it was flung about in workshops and articles, books and business meetings, from Cape Town to Cairo, Seoul to Singapore, in different industries, in different sizes of firms....
Chris Townsend
08.30.2016
A year or two ago, Imaginatik calculated the average job tenure of the Chief Innovation Officer at less than two years. The figure was based solely on some quick-and-dirty web research. But if true, two years is a very short period of time to effect meaningful change – and a substantially shorter...
David Bridgeland
08.30.2016
Do your employees collaborate across the organization? Or are they stuck in disparate silos, working only with their organizational neighbors? You may have an intuition for whether your employees are stuck in silos, but how are you measuring it? We know that a lack of collaboration can lead to...
Chris Kamykowski
08.25.2016
The word Innovation looms large in the word cloud of the American business lexicon. It is routinely found in vision statements, motivational posters, corporate lobbies and, more recently, on business cards and LinkedIn profiles. There is no doubt that many businesses and business leaders have...
Ralph Welborn
08.10.2016
Mark, CEO of a Fortune 50 company, was fielding questions from Wall Street regarding the amount of investment he was putting into different types of innovation, particularly what his company calls “WoW-based Innovation” – e.g., breakthrough innovation designed to create net new lines of business...
Ralph Welborn
08.03.2016
This post was originally posted on Linkedin by Ralph Welborn. Last week, I met with the CTO and head of innovation of one of the largest electric utilities in the United States – very smart, provocative in terms of his vision for the industry yet pragmatic in what can be ‘pushed’ and ‘pulled’ given...