Executing Innovation

Message: Why. Executing. Innovation. Matters. To stay competitive, companies
must continually come up with innovative new products, services, and ways of
doing business (such as reducing error rates or understanding customers better).

Executing Innovation

Author: Harvard Business School. Press

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422128814

Page: 94

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The Pocket Mentor series offers immediate solutions to the challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real-life examples to help you identify strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with greater speed, savvy, and effectiveness. Ideas are not enough: successful innovation requires people to pick up where the creative process leaves off. These people must take the creative idea and apply it to a real-life problem to design a new product, service, or process. They must construct a carefully articulated vision for the project, draw up a feasible financial plan, and advocate the project over the whole course of its development and implementation. This book teaches you how to execute an innovation from start to finish: - Develop a vision statement that stands up to evaluation criteria - Build a strong business case to the stakeholders who will be affected - Manage both explicit and hidden resistance to change - Sustain the passion around your idea and keeping its momentum going

Harvard Business Review on Inspiring Executing Innovation

If you need the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

Harvard Business Review on Inspiring   Executing Innovation

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422172139

Page: 272

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Fresh ideas can mean big profits--but only if they make it to market and sell. If you need the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: - Decide which ideas are worth pursuing - Adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets - Plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking - Tailor your efforts to meet customers' most pressing needs - Make inexpensive products on a vast scale - Measure and improve innovation performance - Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes

Harvard Business Review on Inspiring and Executing Innovation

This collection of "HBR" articles can help you: decide which ideas are worth pursuing; adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets; plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking; and make inexpensive products on a vast ...

Harvard Business Review on Inspiring and Executing Innovation

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422162613

Page: 258

View: 470

Offers you the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services. This collection of "HBR" articles can help you: decide which ideas are worth pursuing; adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets; plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking; and make inexpensive products on a vast scale.

High Velocity Innovation

The people who are entrusted with the Innovation Process need to be measured
and rewarded differently than the ... Responsibility that Extends Through
Execution At the same time, innovation teams can't just go on vacation when they
 ...

High Velocity Innovation

Author: Katherine Radeka

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632657767

Page: 256

View: 132

“If you strive for more relevant innovation or want to outpace your competition, this book is for you.” —Roger Johnson, Senior Vice President of Product Design and Engineering, Keurig Dr Pepper When a company can get its best ideas to market faster, its leaders can be confident that their most important strategic decisions will be executed faithfully, and their visions for the company’s future will be realized. They are also able to be agile in response to market changes, pursue new opportunities, and achieve ambitious plans for growth. High Velocity Innovation will show how companies accelerate growth with: The strategic elements that pull innovation from their best people A framework for driving innovation that overcomes roadblocks, cultural barriers, and the pressure to sustain the current business Leadership models and metrics for building high accountability and responsiveness into innovation systems A roadmap for accelerating innovation across your business, no matter where you are now Businesses like yours can establish strategies, systems, processes, and tools that build innovation velocity by addressing the root causes that lead to innovation disappointments. To succeed, your best ideas need solid execution without launch delays, budget overruns, or poor product/market fit. Not every idea will succeed—and not every idea should succeed. But a company’s best ideas can be identified and accelerated with High Velocity Innovation.

The Other Side of Innovation

But where to begin? In this book, the authors argue that the most successful everyday innovators break down the process into six manageable steps: 1. Divide the labor 2. Assemble the dedicated team 3. Manage the partnership 4.

The Other Side of Innovation

Author: Vijay Govindarajan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422162303

Page: 240

View: 750

In their first book, Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators, the authors provided a better model for executing disruptive innovation. They laid out a three-part plan for launching high-risk/high-reward innovation efforts: (1) borrow assets from the existing firms, (2) unlearn and unload certain processes and systems that do not serve the new entity, and (3) learn and build all new capabilities and skills. In their study of the Ten Rules in action, Govindarajan and Trimble observed many other kinds of innovation that were less risky but still critical to the company's ongoing success. In case after case, senior executives expected leaders of innovation initiatives to grapple with forces of resistence, namely incentives to keep doing what the company has always done--rather than develop new competence and knowledge. But where to begin? In this book, the authors argue that the most successful everyday innovators break down the process into six manageable steps: 1. Divide the labor 2. Assemble the dedicated team 3. Manage the partnership 4. Formalize the experiment 5. Break down the hypothesis 6. Seek the truth. The Other Side of Innovation codifies this staged approach in a variety of contexts. It delivers a proven step-by-step guide to executing (launching, managing, and measuring) more modest but necessary innovations within large firms without disrupting their bread-and-butter business.

Harvard Business Review on Inspiring and Executing Innovation

This collection of "HBR" articles can help you: decide which ideas are worth pursuing; adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets; plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking; and make inexpensive products on a vast ...

Harvard Business Review on Inspiring and Executing Innovation

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

ISBN: 9781422162613

Page: 258

View: 719

Offers you the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services. This collection of "HBR" articles can help you: decide which ideas are worth pursuing; adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets; plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking; and make inexpensive products on a vast scale.

Trends Challenges Innovations in Management Volume III

Customers can play key role in innovations. Understanding customers'
exceptions, attitudes, desires, aspirations and expectations may help in
executing innovation more suitably. Idea generation is one of the key elements in
the innovation ...

Trends  Challenges   Innovations in Management   Volume III

Author: Dr Ramesh Kumar Miryala

Publisher: Zenon Academic Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 325

View: 783

Globalization has proliferated business with numerous challenges and opportunities, and simultaneously at other end the growth in economy, population, income and standard of living has redefined the scope of business and thus the business houses approaches. A highly competitive environment, knowledgeable consumers and quicker pace of technology are keeping business enterprises to be on their toes. Today management and its concepts have become key for survival of any business entity. The unique cultural characteristics, tradition and dynamics of consumer, demand an innovative management strategy to achieve success. Effective Management has become an increasingly vital ingredient for business success and it profoundly affects our day-to-day life. Today, the role of a business houses has changed from merely selling products and services to transforming lives and nurturing lifestyles. The Indian business is changing and so do the management strategies. These changing scenarios in the context of globalization will bestow ample issues, prospects and challenges which need to be explored. The practitioners, academicians and researchers need to meticulously review these aspects and acquaint them with knowledge to sustain in such scenarios. Thus, these changing scenarios emphasize the need of a broad-based research in the field of management also reflecting in management education. This book is an attempt in that direction. I sincerely hope that this book will provide insights into the subject to faculty members, researchers and students from the management institutes, consultants, practicing managers from industry and government officers.

Key Concepts in Innovation

Rogers, E. M. (2003) Diffusion of Innovations, 5th edn, New York, Free Press. ...
Team members executing innovation projects share a common view of the
workplace and operate under common belief and value systems (Detert et al.,
2000; ...

Key Concepts in Innovation

Author: Hamsa Thota

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137182660

Page: 328

View: 591

A comprehensive glossary providing clear explanations of the major terms in the field of innovation, covering areas such as product development, design and creativity. By simplifying complex terminology and highlighting key debates, this book is an ideal companion for both students and practitioners in the field.

Management of Convergence in Innovation

taken care of initially, these investments can pave the way towards executing
innovation processes with highly disruptive character. “Once an agreement [on
the specification] is found, then it becomes just another technological
development ...

Management of Convergence in Innovation

Author: Fredrik Hacklin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790819905

Page: 260

View: 738

Driven by the fascination about dramatic structural and competitive changes within telecommunication and information technology in dustries during the past decade, the convergence phenomenon has increasingly gained my personal attention throughout my work and studies. Therefore, not entirely coincidentally, this book was written as the result of my doctoral research at ETH Zurich, which turned out to be a challenging, yet highly rewarding endeavor. However, this work would not have been possible without the enduring support of several people. First, I would like to express my gratitude to my thesis supervisor Prof. Fritz Fahrni, for providing me with the opportunity to conduct exciting research projects in close collaboration with industry, and for supporting me with solid guidance and advice all the way. Also, I would like to thank Dr. Christian Marxt, for urging me to pursue the chosen line of enquiry, as well as for his devoted coaching, both at ETH and at Stanford, both within and beyond of?ce hours. Furthermore, I am grateful to Prof. Georg von Krogh, for his encouraging feedback and valuable comments during various inspiring discussions.

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Innovation with featured article The Discipline of Innovation by Peter F Drucker

General ManaGeMent To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity.
Do you have what it takes? Ifyou read nothing else on inspiring and executing
innovation, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in
 ...

HBR s 10 Must Reads on Innovation  with featured article  The Discipline of Innovation   by Peter F  Drucker

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422191508

Page: 192

View: 292

To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes? If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively. Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to: Decide which ideas are worth pursuing Innovate through the front lines—not just from the top Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning Tailor your efforts to meet customers’ most pressing needs Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes

How to Become Innovative

Innovation is the same. There's nothing to it but the basic blocking and tackling
that all management requires. What has frustrated many CEOs is that once they
have executed improvements to their innovation capabilities—whether fine
tuning ...

How to Become Innovative

Author: Tony Davila

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133742628

Page: 817

View: 974

Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.

How to Innovate in Marketing Collection

... innovation • Incentives and recognition for innovation success A Word About
the Book The seven Innovation Rules are guiding principles for executing
innovation in any company, business unit, nonprofit organization, or government
entity.

How to Innovate in Marketing  Collection

Author: Monique Reece

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133443116

Page: 1305

View: 402

A brand new collection of authoritative guides to marketing innovation 4 authoritative books deliver state-of-the-art guidance for more innovative, more effective, more measurably successful marketing! This 4-book collection will help you bring world-class innovation to marketing and everything that touches it! Start with Making Innovation Work: a formal process that can help you drive top and bottom line growth from innovation throughout marketing and beyond. Packed with new examples, it will help you define the right strategy for effective marketing innovation… structure organizations and incentivize teams to innovate… implement management systems to assess your progress… effectively use metrics from idea creation through commercialization. Next, in Real-Time Marketing for Business Growth, top business consultant Monique Reece offers a proven, start-to-finish blueprint for igniting profitable, sustainable growth. Reece’s “PRAISE” process builds growth through six interrelated steps: Purpose, Research, Analyze, Implement, Strategize, and Evaluate/Execute. She demonstrates how to use fast, agile real-time planning techniques that are tightly integrated with execution… how to clarify your company’s purpose, customer value, and best opportunities… fix sales and marketing problems that have persisted for decades… accurately measure marketing’s real value… combine proven traditional marketing techniques with new social media practices… systematically and continually improve customer experience and lifetime value. Then, in Marketing in the Moment, leading Web marketing consultant Michael Tasner shows exactly how to drive maximum value from advanced Web, online, mobile, and social marketing. Discover which new technologies deliver the best results (and which rarely do)... how to use virtual collaboration to executive marketing projects faster and at lower cost... how to build realistic, practical action plans for the next three months, six months, and twelve months. Finally, in Six Rules for Brand Revitalization, Larry Light and Joan Kiddon teach invaluable lessons from one of the most successful brand revitalization projects in business history: the reinvigoration of McDonald’s®. Larry Light, the Global CMO who spearheaded McDonald’s breakthrough marketing initiatives, presents a systematic blueprint for resurrecting any brand, and driving it to unprecedented levels of success. Light and Joan Kiddon illuminate their blueprint with specific examples, offering detailed “dos” and “don’ts” for everything from segmentation to R&D, leadership to execution. If you’re in marketing (or anywhere near it) this collection’s techniques can powerfully and measurably improve your performance, starting today! From world-renowned marketing experts Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton, Monique Reece, Michael Tasner, Larry Light, and Joan Kiddon

Principle Concepts of Technology and Innovation Management Critical Research Models

Previous research has shown that “since innovation adoption is largely a process
of influence...both with subordinates, ... sets of their subordinates to the degree of
their assisting in promoting and executing innovative strategies in response to ...

Principle Concepts of Technology and Innovation Management  Critical Research Models

Author: Friedman, Robert S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605660396

Page: 322

View: 322

"This book is a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of Technology and Innovation Management"--Provided by publisher.

Global Innovation Science Handbook Chapter 1 Strategy for Innovation

Understanding the need for excellence in execution is essential to making
innovation profitable. ... following describes the steps for executing an innovation
strategy in an organization: Establish a fundamental strategy to achieve
sustained ...

Global Innovation Science Handbook  Chapter 1   Strategy for Innovation

Author: Praveen Gupta

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071834745

Page: 12

View: 331

A chapter from the Global Innovation Science Handbook, a comprehensive guide to the science, art, tools, and deployment of innovation, brought together by two Editors of the prestigious International Journal of Innovation Science, with ground-breaking contributions from global innovation leaders in every type of industry.

Construction Management

The assessment of innovation alternatives must take all project and company
objectives into account ○ planning and executing innovation projects (Figure 8.2
): implementation of innovation projects at the construction site (or in the ...

Construction Management

Author: Eugenio Pellicer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118539605

Page: 336

View: 658

The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes. Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects. With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.

Business Innovation in the Cloud

The book provides encyclopedic coverage of the monumental subject of business innovation, including an innovation architecture and an actionable innovation agenda. However, this book is an optional read for incumbent executives!

Business Innovation in the Cloud

Author: Jim Stikeleather

Publisher: Meghan Kiffer Press

ISBN: 9780929652184

Page: 297

View: 972

Thomas Edison said it famously, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." This hard-hitting book is all about that 99%--executing on innovation in the 21st Century world of exponential and unpredictable change. The book, in an innovative multimedia format, provides an agenda for enabling innovation in your organization, and lays out a strategy framework for execution by harnessing the revolutionary business platform, the Cloud. Creativity and great ideas will always be important--but execution is all when it comes to business innovation. Thus, the book is an impassioned plea to reinvent innovation as we know it-- to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about business innovation and innovate innovation itself. The book provides encyclopedic coverage of the monumental subject of business innovation, including an innovation architecture and an actionable innovation agenda. However, this book is an optional read for incumbent executives! And so is business survival in the global Innovation Economy. Innovate or die. Carpe diem.

Global Innovation Leadership

The Strategic Development of Worldwide Innovation Competence Marc-Michael
H. Bergfeld ... Also, executing global innovation with the 16 IN2LEAD
ambassadors and numerous colleagues at SecCorp was a pleasure. I am
thankful to Mr.

Global Innovation Leadership

Author: Marc-Michael H. Bergfeld

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 383347405X

Page: 260

View: 682

Customer Focused Process Innovation Linking Strategic Intent to Everyday Execution

But today there are substantial impediments to executing this type of plan. The
prevailing corporate structure functions as a realm of fiefdoms where a local boss
is the arbiter of where and when his or her workers will engage. Without their ...

Customer Focused Process Innovation  Linking Strategic Intent to Everyday Execution

Author: David Hamme

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071834710

Page: 368

View: 617

DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY AND GROWTH WITH A PROCESS FOCUSED ENTERPRISE You can execute a world-class business improvement plan, but if its effects don't reach the customer--is it really of value? In this groundbreaking book, business innovation expert David Hamme reveals a powerful and proven method for connecting your company’s valuecreation processes to customer-desired products--forging a direct link between strategic intentions and everyday business activities. The goal is to systematize innovation in your company--and Customer Focused Process Innovation takes you step-by-step through the details to accomplish this goal. With Hamme as your guide, you'll transform your organization into a Process Focused Enterprise--one in which organizational silos, command-andcontrol management, guesswork, and information inadequacies cease to exist--and where intuitive, simplified, fact-based, customer-connected, efficient approaches are the rule, not the exception. Customer Focused Process Innovation shows you how to: Assess your current operational capabilities by visually depicting work streams and building a conceptual blueprint from your core value chain to the end consumer Drive customer-focused improvements by building rich feedback loops from the front lines and by actively managing the customer's processes Implement a powerful new system that embeds process management practices to ensure every process delivers the greatest financial benefit “When designed, managed, and utilized correctly, business processes are the foundational framework for innovation,” Hamme writes. You don't have to hope that innovation will just happen. You now have the knowledge, insight, and tools to drive it. With Customer Focused Process Innovation you have everything you need to revamp your processes to innovate, grow, and outpace the competition. PRAISE FOR CUSTOMER FOCUSED PROCESS INNOVATION: "Hamme's approach is not a pie-in-the-sky set of big ideas, but rather an expertly woven and intuitively practical framework of concepts and tools that bridge the gap between visions and strategies." -- Steve Jegier, Head of Strategy, Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement, Wells Fargo "Hamme's emphasis on using a process focus and initiative management to drive long-term, real improvement to an organization is spot on. It's the only way to really bring about the adaptation needed to survive." -- Richard Maltsbarger, Business Development Executive, Lowe's Companies, Inc. "Finally a business book that not only provides great thought-provoking insight into how a business operates, but also gives the step-by-step instructions to create a blueprint that everyone in the organization can follow to take the guesswork out of execution." -- Don Smith, VP of Marketing, Family Dollar Stores "Having a 'great idea' is easy--driving it to execution is the hard part. We all talk about it, and now David has it documented." -- Caroline M. Kolman, P.E., Managing Director, Prism Healthcare Partners LTD "Ninety-nine percent of the innovation books published don't address the part of the process where ninety-nine percent of the value is created: implementation. However, David addresses this complex issue head on. If you want to make innovation a reality, get this book." -- Stephen M. Shapiro, author, Best Practices Are Stupid

Innovation as Usual

As a result, the company started inventing and executing some innovative and
highly successful new marketing campaigns. To be sure, these benefits didn't
come without some investments in time and effort. Inviting other people into the ...

Innovation as Usual

Author: Paddy Miller

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422144216

Page: 240

View: 777

Turn team members into innovators Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to “Brainstorm Island”: an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual. Innovation experts Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg suggest a better approach. They recommend that leaders at all levels become “innovation architects,” creating an ecosystem in which people engage in key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work. In short, this book is about getting to a state of “innovation as usual,” where regular employees—in jobs like finance, marketing, sales, or operations—make innovation happen in a way that’s both systemic and sustainable. Instead of organizing brainstorming sessions, idea jams, and off-sites that rarely result in success, leaders should guide their people in what the authors call the “5 + 1 keystone behaviors” of innovation: focus, connect, tweak, select, stealthstorm, (and the + 1) persist: • Focus beats freedom: Direct people to look only for ideas that matter to the business • Insight comes from the outside: Urge people to connect to new worlds • First ideas are flawed: Challenge people to tweak and reframe their initial ideas • Most ideas are bad ideas: Guide people to select the best ideas and discard the rest • Stealthstorming rules: Help people navigate the politics of innovation • Creativity is a choice: Motivate everyone to persist in the five keystone behaviors Using examples from a wide range of companies such as Pfizer, Index Ventures, Lonza, Go Travel, Prehype, DSM, and others, Innovation as Usual lights the way toward embedding creativity in the DNA of the workplace. So cancel that off-site. Instead, read Innovation as Usual—and put innovation at the core of your business.