Organizing4Innovation receives VIPC grant

      P.S. This VIPC grant is helping us to further develop our Steering Wheel platform that provides structure, guidance, and metrics to the innovation process, so employees can drive their projects and management can identify the most promising opportunities.

Improvisation or Structure?

Exploring new ideas and concepts is a crucial part of the innovation process, but the question arises: is improvisation or structure the better approach? While improvisation may seem like the more creative approach, the facts and anecdotes suggest otherwise. The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) has consistently demonstrated that companies with more structured approaches […]

Operations & Innovation: Key Performance Indicators

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 […]

Operations & Innovation: 10X?

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 […]

Arguing over the innovation budget?

While the innovation budget is a relatively insignificant line item in the budget of most organizations, it typically receives a lot of scrutiny. If you want to save yourselves a lot of budgeting hassle, we recommend you use the approach outlined below to determine the innovation budget needed for the upcoming year. Getting your innovation […]

Preferring a skateboard over a Porsche

You will understand why an innovation team of a global law firm decided that a skateboard would suit them better than a Porsche after you read the “Winning turned out to be the beginning” case. This case starts with a few talented lawyers in the eDiscovery group, who were confident that there was a better […]

No Rocket Science: JET learning

At Organizing 4 Innovation we are very privileged to be working with innovation teams and facilitators all day, every day. And looking back at the accomplishments of the users of our Innovation Deliver platform – I am so proud! Over 80% of the teams get to concrete outcomes within 6 months – in some cases, […]

Top Talent Top Ideas

A scarce resource: Talent

Is talent a scarce resource in your organization? By listening to your employees, you may find you have a lot more talent in-house than you thought. Talent will have great answers if we trust them In a Washington Post article, CEO of Rolls-Royce North America Tom Bell says “Suspend your disbelief just a little bit, […]

From idea to client portal

Creating something new, like a client portal, is not hard. Creating a client portal that your clients will use is much harder. Most difficult, is creating a client portal that your clients want and are willing to pay for. Take for example a company that wanted to develop a client portal as part of its […]

law firm innovation management white paper

Law firm innovation management

Law firm innovation management is becoming a must, giving the increased frequency and importance of innovation. Wondering how other law firms are managing their innovation efforts? Are you interested in reading about the best-practices law firms of all sizes use? Then download our white paper titled “Innovation Management in Law Firms”. The findings in this […]

Creating a Culture of Innovation in the Workplace

There were at least 1.3 million professional service firms in the US, who combined had in total annual revenues of $2.7 trillion dollars before the pandemic. In today’s world, to survive firms must be innovative. That is, develop services for new client segments, incorporate novel technologies, develop new service delivery models, etc. How can you […]

Supporting innovative ideas

Supporting innovative ideas

“We don’t put any bureaucratic tape around ideas”, “We give people the opportunity to take action”, “Anyone can bring up any idea in their BU or practice group”, sound like best practices for innovation to thrive. However, from our 20 years of research and experience, we know that is not how organizations should go about […]