Many companies have plenty of good ideas or promising projects, but lack the ability to implement new things collaboratively and effectively. In particular in conventional organisation structures and in case of rigid processes, the main challenge consists of the transformation and implementation. Unfortunately, too many ideas are then left by the wayside. For this reason, an effective innovation management represents the basis for all innovation success.
In an Innovation Audit, we inspect the innovation capacity and innovative force of your company. Based on the success factors, the current degrees of maturity and professionalisation are determined. This takes place through stakeholder interviews, analysis of the previous innovation projects, benchmarks and other factors. The audit as a strengths/weaknesses analysis is a suitable basis for the planning and execution of targeted measures for increasing innovation capacity.
The ecosystem for systematic innovation management.
Today, successful innovators no longer work with a sequential stage-gate process, but rather with a dynamic and iterative system which makes the complexity of innovation developments controllable. You receive access to our system, into which all relevant information and data flows – for example, trends, new technologies, start-ups, insights, relevant publications in the Internet, assessments etc. The advantages are improved collaboration, interdisciplinary teams, increased transparency and information in real-time. As a result, you can work more efficiently and productively. We are happy to present the Innovation Cockpit to you in a face-to-face meeting.
Processes frequently take too long and are laborious, and sometimes the responsibility is not clarified, or there is a lack of general transparency as to what stage the process is in or why it is stagnating. We accompany your innovation process based on the design for Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. We support you in developing both the content and methodology of agile innovation processes and an effective workflow control. The objective is to achieve faster and better results.
How do you assess your innovation success? Individual innovation projects can take place through scoring on the basis of selected criteria, but what about the innovation performance of teams, business units or the entire company? Here the introduction of an Innovation Scorecard assists in creating measurable results.
Innovation Culture Program
Innovation culture is the breeding ground for innovation success. It is frequently designated a “hidden asset”, as it is an asset which achieves sustained effects but which cannot be represented on the balance sheets. A good innovation culture is characterised by tolerance of mistakes, openness and transparency as well as self-organised and interdisciplinary teams, which work intrinsically-motivated on innovative projects. If companies are, for example, still managed through more autocratic methods; if doors are kept closed; information withheld and the retention of power instead of exchanges is the objective, then it is hard to achieve innovation.
A culture program is a sustainable and cross-company coordinated measures package which promotes the innovation culture of the company.