Organizational ambidexterity is what Jansen calls for in his substantial body of work around exploratory and exploitative innovation. His is a call for companies to develop the ability to pursue both of these types of innovation simultaneously. We believe that it is crucial to a company’s survival to do as he says. Exploitative...Read more
Q: Our new team lead has asked me to look into what other organizations call their ‘fuzzy front end'. A portion of her inquiry is a desire to rename the group into something more meaningful, better tied to other organizations’ vernacular and perhaps even have a cool...Read more
Disillusion and despair? Worry is not to worry about, it is merely to be overcome
By Gary C. Graziano, AIA and Christopher W. Miller, Ph.D.You’ve found a great opportunity to leverage existing capabilities, enhance the value of your product, and reduce costs. And, if you don’t do it, a competitor...
This past month there was a Newsweek item called “Forget Brainstorming.” Earlier this summer A.C. Nielson came out with a report that indicated that companies that use outside facilitation for ideation increased profits of new products by 20 to 30%. My answer to this article’s apparent deviation to this stance supported in these two...Read more