But, few succeed in obtaining the outcomes they seek and only a select few have seen a return on the innovation investment promise. This failure is often due to the lack of a holistic approach to innovation, resulting in many disconnected activities being rolled out across an organisation. The result; time effort and resources are wasted, and employees suffer from innovation fatigue.
Building a culture of innovation goes beyond inspirational talks, training programs or workshops. It requires a change in an organisation’s entire approach to innovation, allowing it to continuously explore new growth options while simultaneously continuing to operate the core business.
Based on the bestselling book ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’, we help leaders design an innovation culture roadmap. Embedding an innovation ethos across the organisation through the alignment of strategy, leadership, management, processes, communication, HR and metrics to build an organisation-wide innovation system.
So, we help unpack the differences between ‘current state’ and the desired and required ‘future state’ to create a set of bold and ambitious questions around how to build a culture of innovation and what the business could do in the future. It’s about making the art of the possible a real destination! The resulting questions become a set of hypotheses for testing across various parts of the business to ascertain the most suitable way forward for reshaping the current culture in pursuit of innovation but also stress testing how ambitious the company could be as it’s innovation maturity increases. It’s an approach based on the bestselling book, Building a Culture of Innovation.