No returns, no play. Many innovation programmes have been shut down based on this mindset. How to make sure that yours won’t?
Capture every single win at the beginning of the process, an incremental idea that is well supported, a significant level of participation.
Most innovations are the results of steady, continuous improvement. And they can deliver profound, often unexpected ‘intangible’ additional deliverables. Do not neglect them: engagement and strategy alignment outcomes; talent spotting; increased implementation opportunities.
Having a clear challenge owner is also critical. Someone who feels the urgency to solve it and who has the resources to implement solutions.
Communicate every single success. The more individuals see the success of projects to which they have contributed, the more likely they are to continue mobilised.
Is it clear enough?
From the start:
Are you ready for your innovation journey?