Innovation barriers

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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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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Interview with Francesc Güell by Responsablia

Following is the summary of the interview for Responsablia blog.

Responsablia: How should quality and innovation be integrated into the company’s strategy? Who or what people must push it and how to do it?
FG:
I think that both issues must be implicitly or explicitly integrated in the formulation of the strategy, they must be part of it as an important premise.
The whole strategic process must be driven by the management team, communicated and shared by all.
Strategy on one page, is a very useful way to facilitate the elaboration, the communication and the comprehension of the strategy.

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We want to innovate, but we don’t get results.

“we want to innovate, but it is difficult for us. We don’t get results.”
Why?  What’s going on?
Our resources are limited, we are a medium / small company, but with no doubt, each one is competent in their field.

Our goal is to launch new products on a regular basis, to replace some low margin and very competitive prices ones. But the results are not good.
We try to formally advance with several projects, but all are delayed, and the launching times are not fulfilled.

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