Preparing for change – Pill 024

As their definition, Projects bring change most of the times, since they deliver something new to the organization, and unique. So what to keep in mind when delivering a Project? Many change efforts fail because people are insufficiently prepared for change. When people impacted by the project (that we should have mapped within the Stakeholders) … Continue reading Preparing for change – Pill 024

Company Structure and Innovation – Pill 022

In Pill 017 I've shared the A-B-C concept about how to shape culture of change and innovation, but that depends on the company's structure within we are moving. Company structure are fundamental to shape culture of sharing and innovation. We can talk about two configurations of organizational structures, mechanic structures and organic structures.  Mechanistic structures are those … Continue reading Company Structure and Innovation – Pill 022

Product, service and Process Innovation – Pill 018

In today's pill I'd like to share the differences on innovating a product, a process or a service. Product innovation concerns the innovation of physical products, products that are tangible and so there can be a radical new product or an incremental innovation (we will discuss radical and incremental innovation in a different Pill). In contrast … Continue reading Product, service and Process Innovation – Pill 018

Innovation and Business Strategy – Pill 013

To produce innovation we must have an innovation strategy. What is it? An innovation strategy is different from a firm's overall strategy. The business strategy aims at what the firm, as a whole, wants to achieve, and how to achieve that goal. Although these what and how questions sound familiar to the ones in innovation strategy, here they … Continue reading Innovation and Business Strategy – Pill 013

The Nominal Group Technique – Pill 009

This post is related with the possible solution that we can use on idea generation within groups in order to avoid what discussed in Evaluation Apprehension – Pill 007 and Production Blocking – Pill 006. What can we do to overcome production blocking and evaluation apprehension? The nominal group technique consists of five stages: The Nominal Group Technique … Continue reading The Nominal Group Technique – Pill 009

Evaluation Apprehension – Pill 007

Evaluation apprehension is one of the two main problems and pitfalls in idea generation within groups, along with Production blocking. Let take the example of a team doing a brainstorming about developing a new car focusing on different domains: chassis, engine, design, and steering. Person D shares an idea from his or her own domain, … Continue reading Evaluation Apprehension – Pill 007