Many CEOs wonder why their innovation programs fail to deliver the results they expect. Innovation is on everyone’s agenda, but few take the time to assess their organization’s “innovation capabilities” before initiating company wide initiatives. A consequence is the adoption of standard approaches that fail to consider the cultural aspects of the organization, skill level of the teams and expected contribution to the company’s strategic objectives.
Performing an innovation diagnostic provides insight into an organization’s overall strengths and weaknesses, how its organizational structures and cultural aspects hinder or support innovation. Every organization needs to design the innovation approaches that are right for them and performing a diagnostic provides valuable input.
How we can help
To understand how to best develop a systemic innovation capability that can support the future success of the company we explore three key areas for insights; strategy, process and organization. Within each of these areas, we use our own methods to explore core competency, orthodoxies, implicit strategy and the innovation system. We quickly assess the capability to innovate at enterprise, organization or business group level and identify any gaps that we need to address in order to achieve our innovation goals.