Change & innovation

Innovation in Europe: regional and global. (EIS and RIS 2023)

We summarize the results of the European Innovation Scoreboard, (EIS 2023), including the regional analysis of the EU, Regional Innovation Scoreboard, (RIS 2023) and the global comparison with other countries.
The most extensive analysis, which also includes 11 other European countries, shows that Switzerland is Europe’s innovation leader.
At the global level, the EU has reduced the distance with some of the leaders.
The Regional Innovation Scoreboard complements the EIS and, in my opinion, greatly helps to understand the development of innovation.

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Removing barriers to innovation

It is no longer just undertaking digital transformation, but a need to adapt to an environment of accelerated change.
If continually adapting is tiring and if in some organizations, social environments or territories it is so difficult to innovate, it is because there are barriers or resistance.

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Orchestrating the future (1)

My thesis here is that, starting from a certain company size, harmonizing and integrating innovation, as well as medium- and long-term strategic issues, with daily operations in the short term is a problem that requires special attention.
Therefore, “orchestrate the company” will have the meaning of harmonizing and integrating both fronts: the short, medium and long term, to “sound” like a perfect “symphonic orchestra”, without dissonances and with “creativity” and “excellent” results. ”.

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Innovation strategy. Either we try to explore the future or will have to adapt to what is to come.

When we talk about an innovation strategy, we can refer to different ways to get to build:
Trying to find out the future and explore the different scenarios that are most likely to occur.
Be aware of the increasingly accelerated changes in our entire environment, and prepare to adapt as quickly as possible.

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What is the definition of strategy?

Suggested that a strategy be 35 words to ensure understanding across the organisation, there appears to be confusion.
Dr. Pete Compo, author of the upcoming book “The Emergent Approach”™ to Strategy, reviewed over 70 definitions from many sources.
A strategy is the central rule of a framework, designed to unify all actions and decisions around busting the bottleneck to achieving the foremost aspiration.
This definition retains what is useful in the 70 definitions and solves the identified problems.

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Innovation and salaries

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 [1], a few weeks ago, in a media:
“If you want to be a mediocre tourist destination, keep mediocre salaries”

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Innovation is change (& 2)

We finished the first part of this article listing some models of change management: Michael Doyle, John P. Kotter and Managed Change Model of LaMarsh Global. We continue with a brief description of these and a summary of the practical methodology used for the implementation.
We work in three layers or simultaneous levels. The three begin with where the change begins: the “identification” or “discovery” of the very need of change. Education and communication are critical throughout all the process. To sustain the change and maintain the expected benefits, a review action is necessary after each action and at the end.

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Fundaments to change

Innovation is change (1)

Innovation is a change. Like any change, requires effort, generates resistance and needs vision and leadership.
To innovate, change is required in the culture, in the organization, in the strategy and in the
way of working.
Crisis and recession are also engines for change generation. They are not only providing threats but also opportunities.
In many cases, it’s necessary to think and act counter current. Remove elements of pessimism, but keep being realistic and almost objective to evaluate the new facts and trends that show.

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8 views on innovation and agile innovation

This article features eight views or faces on innovation and agile innovation.
Innovation is a very used word and in many areas. Everyone seems to agree that it must be encouraged and that all companies and organizations should focus their strategy on innovation, especially SMEs and new companies.

But the concept that is being explained in these different areas does not always coincide. I think I should first clarify the concept that I am going to apply here to the word innovation, which, in any case, will be focused on action, that is, on the capabilities of the organization to act.

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