Our organisation is large, and quite conservative. How do I go about setting up a new innovation programme?
- Outline the problem: what are we trying to solve?
- Set out the solution: how will we solve the challenge?
- Show plans, resource costs, and KPIs: how will we know we are successful?
- Introduce the winning leadership team: why are we the best for the job?
By Matt Shearer . Published: 2018/03/06 9:58:52 PM, Last Updated: 2019/08/11 12:56:23 PM Answer URL
Steps to setting up an innovation programme in a large organisation.
- Set out a problem statement to support your innovation proposal.
- Pick an Innovation Framework that gets the best from your staff.
- Create a Roadmap to demonstrate the innovation programme plan.
- Define how your innovation pipeline will be managed.
- Make your case. Good luck!!
However you approach the challenge, the basic ingredients are the same: You will need to secure personnel and resources so that your staff can spend time, regularly, in a supported environment on innovation.
5 Things to AVOID,.. and what to do instead:
- AVOID letting staff do what the hell they want. Set a challenge with a simple question: “How might we …?”
- AVOID one-off innovation events. The activity must be regular and often.
- AVOID putting detailed requirements on “the innovation”. The challenge must be open.
- AVOID putting pressure on staff to create “The answer to all our woes”. They must feel safe and unpressurised.
- AVOID letting your staff draw pretty pictures of ideas that rely on MAGIC DUST. The focus must be on tangible working prototypes.