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The HB seat at your innovation table

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 26/09/2022
Who sits at your innovation table? OK, I acknowledge that the answer may vary according to your business sector and size. Hopefully, at least some of the executive team are there, helping to set strategy and vision and sponsor innovation-led transformation. I’m sure you will have one or more innovation leaders or champions sitting in, […]
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Managers drive innovation from the heart.

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 15/09/2022
This is a piece about and for managers. They could be line managers, middle managers, or team leaders; in a way, the title is immaterial. But in any organisation, these individuals sit at its heart, interpreting the vision, delivering the strategy, and ensuring that the engine runs smoothly, and the business stays on track. You […]
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Why Now? Why Us? A Radically Rational Guide for a Winning Business Strategy

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 10/08/2022
Most corporate strategies, if they are developed well (and from our experience that’s a big IF), are great at giving a direction for a company’s efforts for the foreseeable future. In essence, they are great at explaining where the company is heading and what it wants to achieve.  When Netflix made the transition towards streaming […]
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Five ways to drive innovation from the centre

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 27/07/2022
Innovation has the potential to thrive in every organisation, no matter how large or small. So why are 55% of businesses not seen as active in innovation? The answer may lie with your middle managers, says Cris Beswick, author and co-founder of OUTCOME. Here’s how you can create the right conditions to enable your people […]
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The Three Things You Need to Set Goals For Your Innovation Investment

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 13/06/2022
A lot has been invested in the name of innovation over the past years – even before the pandemic. The pandemic however, highlighted once more the importance of innovation and the importance of an established innovation system & culture able to constantly bring to life successful new business models. Companies that haven’t necessarily considered innovation […]
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Why sustainability and innovation are completely intertwined

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 08/11/2021
Dan was doing some research on LinkedIn and was surprised at how few people mention both innovation and sustainability in their profile headline. I think innovation and sustainability are completely intertwined – and are only going to become more so over the next few years.   Incremental changes A company starts by asking what it can […]
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The three dimensions of sustainability

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 07/10/2021
What does it mean to be a sustainable business?  Pre-covid, when I asked this question the majority of people jumped straight to environmental sustainability. For me, with a background in finance and innovation, financial sustainability has always been crucial – are you making enough money to cover your costs and remain viable? And there has […]
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Stop Chasing Unicorns

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 20/09/2021
Ever since the whole frenzy with corporate innovation started back in 2010 countless millions have been spent by corporations around the world on a variety of innovation-driving vehicles.  Some companies were driven by the fear of disruption, others were driven by the pursuit of higher return multipliers. Regardless of the reason, a significant group of […]
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Why now? The case for becoming a better business

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 30/07/2021
Why does your business exist? 20 years ago most businesses would have said it was to make money for shareholders.  Nowadays it’s harder to predict the response. Businesses create value for their stakeholders. And we’re increasingly recognising that businesses should consider a broader set of stakeholders than just shareholders – and so ‘value’ needs to […]
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Why build a system for innovation

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 07/07/2021
While the debate of innovation being art or science is still raging on we have to admit that not everyone in a large company is going to be a ‘Steve Jobs’. And nothing’s wrong with that. Also, independent of how much your HR department is struggling to attract the best innovation talent, the company will […]
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