How do I start an in-house Innovation Programme?

There is a lot of conflicting information about innovation programmes. What should I do?

Answer

Firstly, make your business case outlining the benefits and how you will achieve them. Then use a framework to maintain a constant innovation capability:-

  1. Focussed – Channel your staff’s efforts with a simple challenge. “How might we …?”
  2. Regular – Set aside regular time for your staff to get stuck into the challenge.
  3. Open – Remove constraints, and provide support.
  4. Safe – Support boldness, and encourage risk taking and outrageous ideas.
  5. Tangible – New ideas should be demonstrated by working prototypes.

By . Published: 2018/07/29 12:42:26 AM, Last Updated: 2019/06/24 8:21:20 AM

More detail

The first place you should look for new ideas is within your own organisation – your own staff are the answer; you just need to set the right framework to get the best out of them.

The FROST In-House Innovation Framework makes it easy for you to set up an innovation programme that gets the best out of your staff.

The principles are:-

  1. Focussed – Channel your staff’s efforts with a simple challenge. “How might we …?”
  2. Regular – Set aside regular time for your staff to get stuck into the challenge.
  3. Open – Remove constraints, and provide support.
  4. Safe – Support boldness, and encourage risk taking and outrageous ideas.
  5. Tangible – New ideas should be demonstrated by working prototypes.

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FAQ Created: 2018/07/29 12:42:26 AM, Last Updated: 2019/06/24 8:21:20 AM By .