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Please allow a few business days to receive a reply. You will get a summary with a rating for each major aspect for free. If you like us to provide individual top 5 suggestions, we have to charge an additional $250. For a more thorough analysis with a detailed assessment, we charge $2,500.

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INNOVATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION


1) INNOVATION LEADERSHIP

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
You have a very innovation focused leadership team
You have one or more innovation department(s) or innovation center(s)
You have a variety of programs that motivate to innovate
You have career programs that include innovative engagement
Employees have access to various innovation related education programs
You have a clearly recognizable innovation culture - making mistakes is totally ok.
Consider it relative to the effort, budgets and results so far.

2) INNOVATION STRATEGY

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
There is a clearly formed and accessible innovation strategy
The strategy is available to every department head be
Customers / users are part of that strategy
Business partners are part of that strategy
The strategy includes defined target areas of innovation
The strategy provides budget and time allocations
The strategy includes motivation and rewards
The strategy provides guidance for compliance questions i.e. customer involvement
The strategy provides guidance for brand considerations

3) INNOVATION RESOURCES

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Access to all innovation relevant data. I.e. customer or user data.
Access to market research
Access to innovation specific education
Access to all business resources in the organization, sales, marketing, production, finance...
Innovation management technology
Financial resources, budgets, budget management
Availability of a finance strategy
Dedicated innovation spaces
Consider it relative to what you think is needed.

4) INNOVATION TEAM COMPOSITION

Qualification, degree of diversity, size
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
The team consists mainly of experts and specialists
The team is dominated by experts and specialist with a few other backgrounds
The team is a mix of experts, business, finance, production and other talents
The team consists of a mix of internal and external talents
The team is of highly diverse talents, customers and partners
Consider it relative to the needs for true innovation.

5) INNOVATION METHODOLOGY

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
No specific methods are used
We purposely bet on randomness
We use a variety of innovation related methods
Design thinking is our primary method
Deep Innovation Design

6) IDEATION PROCESS

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Nothing specific
Experimentation
Brainstorming with experts
Brainstorming with a diverse team
Brainstorming with customers
Neuro Ideation
Other methods
Consider it relative to the needs for true innovation.

7) CLIENT INVOLVEMENT

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Customers are not really involved in the innovation process
Legal requirements do not permit customer involvement
We involve customers after we reached the prototype stage
Customers are involved from the very beginning
We have special customer engagement programs
Our innovation center has a special customer experience space
We have a customer advisory board
Maybe - But I'm not aware of any procedures or resources
Consider it relative to the needs for true innovation.

8) IDEA VALIDATION PROCESS

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
There is no specific validation process
We make sure that the prototype work to our specific objectives
We validate the idea against certain strategy specific requirements
We validate our ideas with customers and partners after we built some prototype
We validate our ideas with customers and partners before we even build anything
Consider it relative to the risk for investment failures and the risk for missing an opportunity?

9) INNOVATION TO MARKET

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
This is note part of the innovation team
We provide some ideas to the respective sales and marketing groups
We develop a complete and global go-to-market strategy
Do not include general improvements in your rating.

10) DEGREE OF INNOVATION

What degree of innovation did you achieve?
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
It's not our jib to build and/or market the products
The innovation team has not yet brought complete solutions to market
The output are usually improvements
The output are usually significant improvements
We built already one ground breaking solution that was successfully brought to market
1 = no innovation, 2= improvements, 3 significant improvements and recognized competitive advantages, 4 = ground breaking improvements and market leadership, 5 groundbreaking improvements and industry segment disruption.

11) INNOVATION RESULTS

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
None - nor our job
None - yet
Brought one product to market
Multiple innovative solutions
Market disrupting solutions
Do not include general improvements in your rating.

12) INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

What methods do you use if any. how successful....
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
We see it as a great value
We are using a system
We are considering it

13) INNOVATION BUDGETING

Obviously there is never enough.
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
We make budgets based on various needs
We make budgets based on our strategy
The budget plan is over 1-3 years from ideation to prototype
The budget plan is based on number of projects
The budget plan is over multiple years from ideation to market scale

14) INNOVATION HISTORY

When was the last groundbreaking innovation, what was it, How long is "innovation" a continuous management topic?
Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
The last groundbreaking and industry shaping innovation is older than 25 years
The last groundbreaking and industry shaping innovation is older than 10 years
The last groundbreaking and industry shaping innovation was just recently
We have a history of permanent ground braking innovation
Is your innovation effort relative to your competition improving?

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How it Works

  • We review the results and give you an initial response
  • Or we provide a more detailed assessment with individual suggestions, covering all five key areas of Innovation

You will Receive

  • A general statement about general innovation readiness
  • A dedicated heatmap with the most burning areas of improvement
  • An innovation type related report or suggestions related to:
    • Market-Facing Product Innovation
    • Service Innovation
    • Customer Experience Innovation
    • Business Model Innovation
    • Operational Innovation

Note: We use the term “Innovation” as groundbreaking shifts or disruptions that change how users perform work or how an industry segment conducts business. Improvements are not considered innovations.