In a fluttering, moving, changing business world, the ability to stay relevant is key to survival and sustainable well-being. This applies in three angles: How can companies stay relevant to the market? How can companies stay relevant to the employees? And how can the employees stay relevant to their employer? Here is a guide to get you started.
Staying relevant – both to employees and to customers – in the modern business world is a strategic challenge with new aspects to it. Driven by development in technology (e.g. digitization) and society (e.g. the growth in gig workers), this is both an impediment and an opportunity to re-frame your understanding of how to stay in so-called Blue Ocean. This blog posts puts light on how to do this.
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The old, classic question: Should innovation be driven top-down or bottom-up?
The old, classic answer: Both.
But why, and how do you do that? What are the roles of both parties?
When you launch innovation activities or projects, you never have a perfectly clear understanding of the outcome and output. You never know in detail, if your activities are worth the effort, and thus it’s hard to justify the funding and resources allocation. How can you claim, that the investment will be fruitful?
You need to embrace this amount of uncertainty and risk, but there is a safe way of doing so. It provides transparency in your train of thoughts and activities, and gives comfort to you, your team, and stakeholders: Use hypothesis-driven experiments.
You might have heard the term “speedboat” when talking about innovation. These constructions are often seen as fast, fun, and flamboyant, with dedicated locations, lot’s of post-its and freedom, and a boheme-esque interior design. These speedboats are a modern and popular approach to radical innovation in large organizations.
But, how do you scale that thinking down to your own situation, if you do not have that kind of funding, man power, or organizational surplus? And, what IS an innovation speedboat really?