Despite the fact that over 90% of executives believe that innovation is critical for survival (IBM CEO study 2012), and all the time and money that goes towards building innovation – organisations still get some simple things wrong. Strategy, and resources just don’t seem to line up with what people are saying and believe. One of the most critical errors is not making sure that you got the right staff, or more importantly the right working on innovation.
So here is a very quick and easy test - ask the leaders in your organisation these three simple questions:
- What are your organisation’s 10 most exciting value creation opportunities?
- Who are your 10 best people?
- How many of your 10 best people working on your 10 most exciting opportunities?
It’s a pretty simple test to see whether your business as usual operations are aligned with your strategic and innovation objectives. I’d love to hear your answers - email or call me. In our innovation readiness program – this is just one of the issues we cover. Drop me a line if you’d like to know more – or have a copy of our innovation readiness tool.
By using the Innovation Diamond to guide your organisation’s ideation process you’ll be able to measure your progress as well as keep on track.
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