In a faster change competitive environment, companies are being forced to think strategically about the purpose of their innovation practices on a more regular basis.
Defining the organizational purpose and promoting organizational alignment are two key factors for creating a culture that supports innovation. In this series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, we are going to share insights and cases of organizations that implemented innovation programs (and less structured initiatives) with the involvement of a wide range of managers and employees.
According to the latest Global Innovation 1000 Survey - Proven Paths to Innovation Success - published in the strategy+business issue 77 winter 2014, "the five specific capabilities and processes that respondents most often report having improved over the last decade were, in order of selection frequency:
It has been highlighted on previous posts the critical role of artifacts in producing valued and expected behaviors. The main finding is that innovative behaviors are unlikely to occur unless these values and norms are manifest in the stories, physical layout, rituals, and language of the organization.
Together with the new year, CONTINUE TO GROW wishes to continue bringing valuable content to its audience. Besides, this year our focus will be on sales and delivering the solutions. We are very excited about it and hope to succeed well.
It is always a great achievement when we can affirm that something has been done according to one strategic plan, goal or thought.
In the sixth and last of a series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, the focus is on a process called Market Intelligence.
Besides many other reasons for making this journey, we would like to call your attention to the following:
Innovation Games and its rapidly increasing applications are not anymore unknown concepts to innovation driven organizations.
In the fifth of a series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, our attention is on the emerging business use of innovation games beating all the traditional creativity and analytical tools.
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