Scaling-Up: Crossing the internal chasm in corporate innovation

(This article was co-written with Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr from Dual Innovation) The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptive” innovation ideas. ‘Disrupt yourself or someone else will’, it has been said. Almost every company shifts into overdrive to create ‘smart’ products, to turn a product business into a service business, to create new business models …

Intrapreneurs work on the scale-up problem at #IntraCnf

So, your company has an Innovation Center / Digital Lab / Incubator / Accelerator etc.? And you’ve got those validated big, disruptive / Digital concepts? Good. But here’s the question: If you are not satisfied, you are in good company. Many companies face this what we cal the ‘scale-up problem’. The solution will be an important cornerstone of future, dual …

Tackling the “Scaling-up” problem

Last September, Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr and we launched a new initiative „SCALING UP: From Corporate Startup to Innovation Impact“. We have been overwhelmed by the huge resonance on this since then. Many corporate practitioners have felt addressed by our call. Up to now, most of them have joined up with us to collaborate on this – still mostly uncovered – …

How to turn breakthrough innovation ideas into innovation success

Just recently, innovation-3 had an internal workshop on “How to turn breakthrough ideas into an innovation success.” From our perspective, the search for breakthrough innovations in products, services and processes and Business Model Innovation (which surely is a breakthrough) has climbed on the top spot of the innovation agenda. We’ve got data points to support this thesis: Firstly, we’ve got …

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

This is the third and final part of a 3-part article co-written by Frank Mattes and Ralph-Christian Ohr. The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. The second part showed in a sample of seven leading firms that ambidexterity is used in two main types – contextual and structural …

innovation-3 to be featured in leading Chinese business publication

Ambidextrous innovation management (i.e. the intelligent parallel conduct of incremental and radical / breakthrough innovation) is a hot topic not only in Europe (see HERE) but also in China. innovation-3 has accumulated a big deal of insights and experience in this subject. innovation-3’s CEO, Frank Mattes, has already published a 3-part article series on this subject (see HERE, HERE and …

How to turn breakthrough innovation ideas into innovation success

Just recently, innovation-3 had an internal workshop on “How to turn breakthrough ideas into an innovation success.” From our perspective, the search for breakthrough innovations in products, services and processes and Business Model Innovation (which surely is a breakthrough) has climbed on the top spot of the innovation agenda. We’ve got data points to support this thesis: Firstly, we’ve got …

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity (Part 2)

In the first part of a 3-part article series (see HERE) innovation-3’s Frank Mattes and Integrative Innovation’s Ralph-Christian Ohr worked out why successful firms need to balance radical and incremental innovation. They introduced the concept of organizational ambidexterity as an appropriate way for simultaneously conducting exploration and exploitation, the two paradigms behind radical and incremental innovation. This second part shows …

Proud to be in the Top10-list of articles on InnovationExcellence

Today we learned that the a recently published article on InnovationExcellence has been voted to be in the Top 10 of all articles in July 2013. InnovationExcellence is the largest global community on Innovation Management with more than 100,000 unique monthly visitors from more than 170 countries. This article, co-written by innovation-3’s Frank Mattes and Ralph-Christian Ohr from Integrative Innovation, …

Balancing radical and incremental innovation via organizational ambidexterity

This is part 1 of a 2-part article co-written by innovation-3’s Frank Mattes and Ralph-Christian Ohr from Integrative Innovation. In this 2-part article we are showing the need for organizational ambidexterity, introduce the concept, show how it can be implemented and provide two case studies from leading German firms. . Radical and incremental innovation – two types of innovation At …