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 second video in this series below.
What metrics are used in operations to measure performance and improve upon processes and concepts? Can we use similar principles to metrics to get a better grasp on the innovation process? How about environmental sustainability projects... We hope you enjoy our conversation! Please let us know!
We hope you enjoy our conversation!