How we apply our experience to build maturity
Innovation is now driving the agenda of many businesses. As the way to stay ahead or simply just to compete in a fast-moving marketplace.
In the past innovation has been treated as a separate 'incubator' function, focusing on isolated teams coming up with ideas. This has shifted. Today we realise that there is far more value in leveraging the combined intellectual capital of the workforce across our people networks. Every day, as part of their job. But to take full advantage of this means understanding how innovation unfolds and emerges. We need to understand its strong connection to thriving online networks. How building these networks is the foundation of an innovation culture.
Our Innovation Maturity Model may look simple on the surface, but it is underpinned by years of work building online communities, creating innovation programs and developing sound collaborative behaviours within organisations. And most importantly, how we've helped give people the confidence to have a say. Innosis is founded on a deep understanding of the fundamental connection between collaborative networks and the everyday innovation it produces - the kind of everyday innovation businesses are now looking for.
Each step on it's own has it's own tangible benefit to individuals and the business. It's easy to see how applying simple measures, such as clarity of purpose and effective guidance, begin to develop a maturity that turns their digital toolset from an operational overhead into into a vehicle for change and success.
Go a level further and engage the workforce by understanding what stops them working out loud, collaborating effectively, then remove these barriers so that people can problem-solve openly and more effectively.
As the focus narrows towards innovation, we can expect ideas to develop. To create tangible opportunities this is the time to look at disrupting the flow of knowledge and working practices. Empowering conversations as a disruptive force by bringing in new inputs, connecting strands and cross-pollinating different perspectives.
Ultimately it's creative thinking that produces genuine innovation. Each step up the maturity ladder moves you towards that point, and will reap its own rewards along the way.
Contact us here at Innosis. Let us know where you think your organisation sits on the maturity path, and what the barriers to progress might be. We have a vast array of solutions, simple measures like producing a vision through to running creative thinking workshops, to help you remove those barriers and move you towards the ultimate goal of an innovative workforce.