Monthly Archives: November 2011

Innovation: Fashionable AND relevant?

Innovation is a fashionable thing inside today’s companies. It is also irrelevant. Every company feels acutely the need to innovate, yet innovation as a core competence remains largely irrelevant because leaders can’t prove results. The collection of ideas does not lead inexorably to higher sales or fatter margins, so senior leaders support innovation conceptually, but […]

Measuring the “So What” of innovation

Innovators are under constant pressure of proving value.  Nothing does this more effectively than showing the tangible business value of your implemented innovations and innovation activities. “But,” you say, “that can take a long time, as in the case of new technologies, or not be immediately obvious with a serendipitous innovation like Post-It Notes.”  I’d […]