The Three Human Barriers To Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is an imperative in today’s business market. With the rapid pace of technological change and disruption that is taking place, no industry will remain untouched. It is in this context, that many companies across the world are launching and...

Why Does Your Innovation Lab Exist?

Inspired by the other companies that have done the same and fearful of being disrupted by startups, several companies have opened innovation labs and startup accelerators. Examples of this include Telefonica’s Wayra, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, EDF Energy’s...

Every Company Needs An Innovation Thesis

As the importance of innovation is starting to become clear for corporate leaders, there are a few myths and bad practices that are also taking hold. For example, I have heard several innovation leaders talk about letting a thousand flowers bloom and espouse the...

Eight Ways To Create Space For Innovation

  In a previous article, I wrote about the myth of the innovation lab and how intrapreneurs need to focus a good proportion of their time on stakeholder management. A reality that we cannot deny is that innovators who work in established companies face immense...

The Myth Of The Innovation Lab

  Innovation labs have become popular as a way for established corporates to manage innovation. A quick search of the term “innovation labs” on Google news reveals quite a large number of innovation labs being opened on a monthly basis. Companies like Huawei, Unilever...

Why Innovation Fails

  How do we get our employees to come up with more ideas? This is a question I have been hearing more and more from corporate leaders. And it is a good question to explore, because the more ideas we generate within our organizations, the better the chance that we will...