Category Archives: Polymers

Larger repeating aspects

Are our organizations ossifying their innovation?

The balance between risk mitigation and being equipped for risk readiness is still an ongoing struggle to balance for most organizations. There is still a continued reluctance for exploring new radical innovation opportunities and although organizations ‘talk’ growth, they continue … Continue reading

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So what drives value creation?

I seem to be reading a lot about the concept of value creation recently. It seems to have the same ‘heady vaulted position’ as innovation in that we all talk far more about the ‘promise’ of it. So what is … Continue reading

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Are we measuring what really matters?

Today, it is the non-financial performance, made up of mostly the intangibles within organizations, that is accounting for upwards of 80% of present investors’ valuation of our organizations. Yet do shareholders really have the knowledge to judge the real source … Continue reading

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That sheer consulting muscle hopefully delivering global momentum

Has consulting changed over the years? Certainly the business model behind them has, big time. I really do wonder where it is all going inside the business organization. Consulting has become a huge business dealing with our global and local … Continue reading

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The value of the visiting consultative fireman

I was reflecting on the value and role of consultants and have written here, here and here on this. These thoughts have covered the topics of suggesting different consulting models, exploring the shifts taking place in consulting and where consulting … Continue reading

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Gaining idea engagement can be a five step process.

I have been recently revisiting Everett Rogers work on diffusion and adoptions recently, evaluating if it has the same relevance in my mind in our more connected world, where speed, knowledge and exchanges are measured in micro seconds. This reminded … Continue reading

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Developing talent to drive innovation

I recently participated in a survey for APQC that was looking to identify the hot topics within product development and innovation. One or two hot spots surprised me, others less so. In the round-up of results almost two-thirds of survey … Continue reading

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Facing the future or staying locked in the slow lane of the past?

Today we face unprecedented change; organizations are being hit on multiple sides, often by a bewildering set of forces to make them feel the immediate need is to go back into themselves, to be more inward than looking out and … Continue reading

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Innovation is like a tropical rainforest

Recently I have been asked about my innovation activity ‘going forward’ and I described it like a forest needing some fresh attention. There is my need to cut down certain trees, clear away a lot of the floor covering to … Continue reading

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Struggling with the sums of our capital

Organizations have been focused for far too long around the importance of financial capital. It determines and drives organizations destinies. We are caught in a constant focus upon our achieving a return on our (financial) capital as our measuring criteria. … Continue reading

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