Resetting strategy to compete in a disruptive world

By James Janega What can incumbent firms do to stay relevant in an increasingly contentious, uncertain, and disruptive competitive environment? Alter processes, plan ahead, and delegate decision-making authority — both for new opportunities and for responsibilities managing day-to-day “business-as-usual.” I work with both startups and enterprise companies. Each has their advantages. I find it interesting […]

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Don’t stop halfway: How to build an end-to end innovation capability

Research at Slalom shows treating innovation as an end-to-end system offers a variety of benefits, from maintaining momentum to avoiding costly “organ rejections” from unwanted projects. By James Janega Corporate leaders assign huge importance to innovation as a mechanism to power their companies’ growth strategy, but when trying to create a reliable business capability, progress […]

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Finding ROI for innovation: Three levers that can unlock trust and financial buy-in needed for sustainable innovation

A lack of metrics for ROI – Returns on Innovation – underpins corporate risk-aversion and insufficient financial investment, contributes to fizzled ideas, and leads to an overall lack of confidence in the innovation process.
To set things right, where to start? Which levers offer the biggest return, fastest?

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