Sophie Cohendet is passionate about management innovation. She is partner of LearnAssembly, a start-up who help companies to develop their entrepreneurial and digital culture. What parallels can we really do between a start-up and a free inc. ? is the point she develops here.
In the current challenging and uncertain context, management innovation can be seen as the most powerful competitive advantage as it is in-depth shaping an unrivaled corporate identity, which cannot easily be copied.
When middle management is risk-averse, and stopping innovation from happening, is a parallel path, with a separate brand, the way forward? Koen Boeykens shares with us his innovation experience at KPN
Over time I realize how it is less vital to design things by myself, and more impactful to sense and inspire.
It happens everyday: processes slow down innovation. Stage process don’t flow without meaning. Going through a fictional innovation story, we sort 2 lessons out around ‘feature team’ and ‘leadership’, that would be worth tested in your next innovation challenge.
New comers show tremendous initiatives: Spotify, Flavi, Netflix, Valve have successfully implemented flexible empowering organizations, and humanistic culture values. One might wonder which model to embrace. Blue Ocean approach gives us a few tips we can apply to craft your own strategy: tuning the level of key attributes of innovation value proposition.
As innovators, our life is regularly facing the “Jumping Hurdles and Closing Gates on Innovation” described by Paul Hobcraft (@Paul4innovating).
From idea to execution, innovation has many places to lose its way. Vijay Govindarajan describes it sharply in his “From idea to execution” (2005, Dec) article: the “innovative project will be clashing with the existing organization at multiple levels, long after the idea generation stage”.
But innovation is an “optimistic path”!
Richard Hababou is Head of Innovation Group at Société Générale (Banking industry). He’s an acknowledged specialist in integrating new technologies in … More
Martin Duval is the founder and CEO of Bluenove, a consulting firm specialized in collaborative and open innovation. Prior to … More
Why team don’t work? “Why team don’t work”, an HBR interview with J. Richard Hackman by Diane Coutu, is a great and surprising … More