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.

Financing innovation in the COVID 19 crisis

Summary of the main observations and conclusions of the Global Innovation Index Report GII 2020 dedicated this year to the monographic topic of "Who will finance the Innovation" in the crisis generated by Covid19. The analyzes presented allow us to have a global vision of the subject and extract some trends.

The experience of facing crisis…

Before facing the pandemic, we were due to climate change. The planet, we said, is in danger. Our Earth threatened. Now we see that we are the ones in danger. The earth not only is not ours, but in little more than a month, it begins to show us how it recovers, and in one way or another, it is cleaning and regenerating. The experience of sailing in a stormy environment can make us change course if we want to survive…

Results of European Innovation 2019

The European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) is a well-established tool for measuring results in innovation, developed by the European Commission and with the aim of providing a comparative analysis of the performance of innovation in EU countries, neighbouring and other countries. This website has referred to these reports, with some summaries, since 2014. The European Commission published in June the 2019 edition of the EIS.

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,…

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.

What do we innovate? Vision: innovation lighthouse

Every process must have an objective, every organization as well. Innovation precise orientation and a direction. Both organizations belonging to the public sector, as well as private or associative, work on the basis that they have a mission to accomplish and  medium to long term objectives. But what do we mean by objectives? ... Where are these objectives explicit? the true ones, the ones that, obviously, will be the framework for the innovation orientation and direction?

Seven key features of the innovative company

The experience as an executive and consultant, working on innovation and strategy showed me how to identify common features in companies that are classified as "innovators" and who have managed to create an "innovation culture" in their organization. This may enable companies and managers who want to move on this direction, to formulate themselves some questions and above all, the right questions.

Even in the crisis, some companies are progressing

Some time ago, the effect and the end of the crisis was discussed at a session of ESADEFORUM,  (Case Studies in the crisis period). For some companies it was an opportunity for progress. Participating were some chief executives of companies representing business success in this period of crisis. In all of them, the key to the success was the effort in innovation.