“Does anyone care if we innovate around here?” “If so, is the organization strategically aligned behind one innovation agenda?” “How to put the right cross-functional team together?” “Do we have the right skills?” “How will decisions be made?” “How will we implement new ideas once we have them?” These are a few of the 9 Critical Success Factors that must be in place for any business to successfully innovate, no matter if it competes in the business-to-business or business-to-consumer arena. Understanding them and determining the preparedness of any organization to win in pursuit of innovation significantly increases the odds of success.
- An objective third-party assessment of the organization's strengths, weaknesses, and capacity and commitment to innovation.
- Discussion and aggreement on how best to address any weaknesses identified in the 9 Critical Success Factors innovation Scorecard.
- Recommendations for overcoming execution hurdles.
- a mutually agreed upon innovation program design.
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