Let us help you by bringing some order to the innovation chaos by creating insight in how you innovate as an organization.
We understand that innovation is complex and unpredictable. Let us help you by bringing some order to this chaos by creating insight in how you innovate as an organization. Do you recognize your organization in one, or a combination of these stereotypes of innovation behavior?
Then you might be the thinker organization!
As a thinker organization, your strength is to think about and to organize innovation. However, within this process there is little room for experimenting and testing, which makes it hard to get out of your chair and actually do something! Such a pity, because you really just want to leave your desk and come up with something great.
What to do? Create a do-mentality!
Then you could be working in the connected organization!
The connected organization makes sure it is involved in every innovation community and loves to talk about innovation. The culture of this organization focuses on collaboration and creativity. However, the connections and culture rarely turn out into actual innovations because a structured decision making process is missing.
What to do? Create an innovation engine!
You seem to be part of the machine organization!
In the machine organization, processes and risk procedures are highly standardized. These procedures create risk-adversity and a barrier to fast innovation, which leads to long development times. If only there was a way to speed things up…
How to do so?
You possess characteristics which match the speedboat organization!
The speedboat organization innovates abundantly and fast. Communication lines between employees are short which makes the organization flexible. However, results are often based on luck: they are big hits or big misses. Besides, no priorities are given within the innovation portfolio.
What to do? Achieve focus and control!
You are possibly working in the organic changing organization!
Within the organic changing organization, all individuals are intrinsically motivated to innovate. This results into many innovation initiatives, which are mainly small and incremental. Due to lack of communication these projects stay small and are not enlarged to make the impact they could have. Such a pity when there are so many innovation initiatives to choose from.
Possible interventions to create disruption:
We present you: the innovation capability maturity model!
Besides the three-horizon model of McKinsey, which guides you on what types of innovation to pursue, and the stage-gate model of Cooper, which guides your idea to launch process, we aim to introduce a complementary model: the innovation capability maturity model. It states that to improve your innovation capability as an organization, you can mature in five subcategories of the innovation capability: innovation strategy, ecosystem, process & governance, culture and return on innovation. Based on these sub-capabilities, we have defined the innovation archetypes mentioned in this article.
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