European Innovation: EIS 2020

European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS 2020). The latest edition with the 2019 data was published by the European Commission on June 23, 2020. In the midst of a crisis due to the consequences of Covid-19. It is the first time that the United Kingdom is not included as an EU country and Portugal joins for the first time in the group of "strongly innovative" members.

Agile Innovation Management Course 2020

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.

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.…
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…

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…

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,…

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…

New Agile Innovation course 2018. Accelerate innovation flow as a business strategy.

This course has been running since 2006. We are redesigning and perfecting it every year from the experiences with the participating companies and organizations. Can be arranged on request for groups of 6 -15 people, from one or more companies or organizations. Can be adapted to specific needs, and be presented between 16 and 24 hours, 2 full days or programmed for 4-6 sessions of 4 hours. Our methodology includes meeting with companies before and after the course.

Innovation needs to remove barriers

Innovation and change. Innovation needs to remove barriers. I am convinced that organizations, and as such companies, behave and evolve as open systems. An open system is anyone who interacts and communicates with the social environment. Which, as a first consequence, is that to survive and develop they must adapt continuously. In fact, in a social changing environment, they will never be fully adapted. The human being is an open biological system, innovative in nature since, in the course of evolution, it…

Spain increased barriers to innovation

Results IUS 2015, Innovation Union Scoreboard... In the 2015 report, Spain is placed with an index of 0.385, 30.6% below the European average (0.555) and 47.8% below the leaders (0.738). If companies in this environment want to innovate, they envisage still more difficulties. If we agree barriers to innovation come from individuals, from the own organization and the environment, in the case of Spain, this environment is not eliminating external barriers but on the contrary, are increasing.