Part 3: Going beyond asking the right question at the right time

In Part 1 of this blog series, I explained that high engagement is key to successful innovation outcomes. Part 2 addressed why telling teams what to do works counterproductive. It may even repel some innovators, who then will go stealth so they can keep doing their own thing. The way to circumvent that, is to […]

Part 2: Why telling an innovation team what to do is ineffective

In part 1, see below, I discussed the importance of getting each innovation team to a successful outcome. Getting from a 20% to an 80% success rate is very doable, even when your organization does not have much of a culture for innovation. Keeping teams focused and organized is the trick. What could happen if […]

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 […]

Part I: Getting results

From our research and experience, we know that too many innovation and improvement initiatives fizzle out because the team is unfocused and disorganized. Fewer than 20% of such projects deliver results! By enabling innovation, digital transformation, new business development, and improvement teams to stay focused and organized, teams on the Steering Wheel platform move 3x […]

Check out your organization’s INNOVATION PROCESS TYPE with this 5 min QUIZ!

Are you looking for ways to create forward-looking leaders and boost the innovation culture in your organization? Take the 5-minute QUIZ to find out the Innovation Process Type of your organization, because creating a culture for innovation and forward-thinking leaders starts with knowing what approach to innovation your organization is using. Knowing the Innovation Process […]

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 […]

Boost the innovation culture in your organization with this 5-minute QUIZ!

Are you looking for ways to boost the innovation culture in your organization? Take the 5-minute QUIZ to find out the Innovation & Talent Profile of your organization. Learn about the best way to engage your talent pool and how to create an affordable & sustainable innovation culture that delivers results for your organization. At […]

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, […]

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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, […]

Winners of the Lex Mundi T4 Challenge 2022

Lex Mundi and Organizing4Innovation launched their strategic partnership with the Lex Mundi T4 Challenge and are excited to announce the winners of this challenge. The winners The Lex Mundi T4 Challenge 2022 saw an incredible amount of interest from Lex Mundi member firms and some truly unique and innovative applications. The winning teams have not […]