Innovation and operations blend like oil and water, according to management theory.
In practice, we have seen that close collaboration between innovation and operations is a must to bring any idea to practice successfully.
As husband and wife, we are on the opposing end of the spectrum. As more than 25 years of marriage can attest, operations and innovation can also attract and enforce each other. Willem Blindenbach is well-versed in operations and I know a thing or two about innovating.
Together, we have many kitchen table conversations – we thought these would perhaps be interesting to share - which lead to the video below.
The goal of this conversation, how can you get to a 10x improvement of innovation outcomes, so that in operations you can:
- Increase your revenues
- Improve your profitability
- Boost Morale
- Retain talent
- Make your organization more competitive
- Lower the environmental impact
We hope you enjoy our conversation!
P.S. This is the link to the Innovation Process Type QUIZ
P.P.S. There is a follow-up on this conversation about key performance indicators