Want market leading growth? You don’t need a benevolent dictator at the helm. You don’t need a Silicon Valley address. You don’t need high technology, and you don’t need magic. What you need is discipline. Follow these eight steps to embed robust innovation into your growth strategy.
For the past 60 years, corporate executives have increasingly sought to employ design methods to grow their businesses. IBM led the way. The next stage is underway – as design migrates from external expertise to internal function.
Designers know that form follows function. Organization designers know that structure follows strategy. Don’t design your innovation function until you’ve agreed what it’s meant to achieve, and the essential organizing principles.
Platforms lay the foundation for larger, more comprehensive solutions. Design your platforms with these six unifying characteristics.