by FRANCESC GÜELL
Innovation always has a point of rupture and qualitative leap, but nowadays, in an environment of accelerated change, it has more to do with a structured process that creates ‘innovation culture’.
The ‘agile’ concept and methodology allows continuous and successful innovation, accelerating the whole process, reducing risks, and maintaining a flow of projects and programs in continuous iteration between the design and client.
Agile innovation addresses the three critical drivers of success: accelerating the innovation process; reduce the risks inherent to uncertainty and compromise the organization and its broader ecosystem in the effort.
Low salaries and innovation are incompatible in both companies and regional and country economic models. A reconsideration of the models and strategy would be necessary.
I was struck by a comment by Ricard Santomà , a few weeks ago, in a media:
“If you want to be a mediocre tourist destination, keep mediocre salaries”
It is a fairly generalized fact to believe that innovation starts with “ideas”. According to this hypothesis, ideas are first raised and then become innovations.
But experience shows that the most successful companies with the most innovative continuity tend to be those that start from a strategic perspective.
Implement, manage and improve an agile innovation process.
Both the course and the additional support are based on international experience and excellence. Many proven ideas and experiences are presented to be implement ed when returning to your organization.
Agile Innovation Management Course 2019
Barcelona, January 13 & 14, 2020.
In addition, on demand may be organized for groups of between 6 and 15 people from one or more organizations.
The duration may also be adapted to the needs and is usually 16 or 24 hours. It can be scheduled in 2 full days or in 4-6 sessions of 4 hours.More...
It's a pleasure to announce that we have started a partnership to collaborate as a team with Dave Manning, DM Integration. With Dave we known each other long time ago and have coincided in various projects. He has great experience especially in process integration and leadership in companies and organizations, what we have called here ‘Harmonic Integral Management’.
Dave also works in leadership, personal and team development, through his other company, ‘Horses4Change’.
To have access to his experience and that of his associates will be a great contribution in supporting the innovation strategy that we intend to support.
Francesc Güell: Agile innovation and performance
Innovation and performance are not contradictory terms, but on the contrary, they are complementary. So that the higher innovation the better the performance.
However, they can produce tensions in the organization, since one is directed to the future and the other is a subject of the present. There are two basic processes that compete for resources. That is why I speak of 'harmonizing' innovation with performance.
Innovation is the fundamental resource to improve performance. But innovation is a change and it is a process that must be covered by the entire organization.See more...
If we say to innovate is to bring good ideas to reality, with success and continuously, then is not the result of genius, chance or luck, it's a process. A process that is designed, implemented and improved in all companies and organizations and favors the creation of an innovative culture.
Innovating is no longer an option, it is imperative and it means:
.-Do something new. Innovate in products or services.
- Positioning in the market or segment in a different or new way. Innovate in the value proposition and in the positioning in the market.
- Do things differently. Innovate internal processes.
- Change paradigm. Create a new "mental model" or category.
Tool to assess innovation management
A tool to evaluate innovation management and the ability of organisations to innovate.
The scope covers:
Development of new products or services, new internal processes, new positioning initiatives in the market and the generation of new concepts and platforms.
The results will be shown in two graphs of six and twelve axes, which allows to decide what type of improvement actions should be undertaken.See more...
The strategy on one page
A single page should be sufficient to effectively communicate vision and strategy formulated through a few main or strategic axes.
That's why we present a model that is:
* A way to express the vision and strategy in a clear and summarized way.
* A tool to help SMEs.
* An efficient formulation with limited time and resources.
* A guide to define the strategic axes and clear objectives.
* Simplify communication.
* The construction is based on what we call "Strategy Tree".See more...
Courses and active workshops
These active courses and workshops are intended for a team from your own organization to put into practice the concepts that we let at their disposal.
They are preformed since 2005 but are redesigned and refined annually based on the experiences acquired with the participating companies and organizations. All can be adapted specifically to the needs of your company.Topics of courses and workshops
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