How can innovation help your organisation grow?
Fact…Industries are being disrupted. Digitalisation is forcing even the strongest market leaders to accelerate to keep ahead. Traditional strategy consulting is running behind. In this scenario, we are helping small to medium business to think ahead, thinking about the “what’s next” and not get caught up in the business of work.
E&C supports many leading organisations in shaping and executing their growth and innovation strategy. Based on these insights we developed an innovation strategy methodology that can help you to take the next leap.
We look for real results, not just the numbers on a sheet of paper in the short term. By delivering an innovation plan we can help you to turn your growth mission into actions.
A Robust Innovation Blueprint.
SHAPE A POWERFUL GROWTH MISSION
We help you look bigger than the ‘infront of your face’! We translate inspiration into a concrete Innovation Mission Statement. A structured innovation framework creates the guidelines for your future growth.
BUILD A FOCUSED INNOVATION PORTFOLIO
Innovation efforts are often scattered across the organisation. With tools like the innovation matrix and the horizons of innovation, we help you focus on the activities that have the most impact on your business for the now, tomorrow and 10 years from today.
DESIGN AN ACTIONABLE INNOVATION PLAN
It is essential to turn an innovation mission statement into an actionable innovation plan. This plan is the blueprint for the execution of your new initiative. It’s all good and well to have grand ideas, but its the actionable plan that will bring them to life.
ASSESSMENT OF YOUR INNOVATION CULTURE
Together with key team members, we map out the innovation culture of the your business and discover the context, challenges, and opportunities that enable you to realise your innovation strategy. Without the people, it’s only a plan on paper.
EVALUATE YOUR INNOVATION CAPABILITY
Developing innovation capabilities requires multiple elements. People, Processes, Programs, and Profit are essential elements for the long-term success of your innovation strategy. Grand ideas are great, but if you cant carry out the ideas its pointless.
PLAYBOOK OF INNOVATION TOOLS
Our library of ‘playbooks’ allows everyone to have access to the right methodologies, tools, and processes.
From startup investment guides to innovation scoping templates, we help you to grow a new innovation capability that can be called upon everyday.
How to develop an innovation strategy?
Our experience in designing and running strategic plans for market leaders over the past decade has shaped our approach. Here’s how.
Traditional strategy is outdated. We believe innovation strategy development is an iterative process of shaping & executing. We support you in shaping your innovation strategy using a focused sprint method. Allowing you to decide and execute faster.
Before the program: Discover
Explore opportunities and new areas for growth. Inspire your organisation with relevant cases, future scenarios & business models.
Explorative research in- and outside of your industry to look for signals of disruption and opportunities for growth
Stakeholder interviews to get a first insight into current innovation activities and challenges
Overview of the key market trends & drivers for change
Map of current innovation activities
Insights into your innovation makeup
Innovation Matrix, Horizons of Innovation, Innovation DNA,
Step 1: Define
During a 1-day session, we will inspire all key stakeholders with successful cases, create an innovation mission statement & first strategy draft.
The day ends with a deep-dive in the key elements that make up an innovation strategy.
Aligned Innovation Mission
First strategy draft/framework:
Overview of the key drivers for change/growth
Innovation mission statement & DNA
Portfolio mapping on the horizons innovation model
List of activities for growth
List of innovation strategy cases relevant to business industry
An overview of some key elements of an innovation capability.
People: how shall we select/develop the right mindset & team?
Process: how can we use our resources most effectively?
Program Governance: how will we organise ourselves? (external acquisition vs. internal development)
Profit: how will we keep track of the impact of innovation?
Step 2: Design
During a 1-day session, we craft a tailored innovation strategy blueprint that turns your mission into actions. This includes the following activities: refining the framework, selecting innovation initiatives, and mapping a first ‘governance’ structure. We will set clear goals & metrics per activity to ensure impact. We’ll refine with key decision-makers throughout the rest of the program.
Structured innovation blueprint containing:
Overview of all future innovation initiatives
Key elements to build your innovation capability
Suggested organisation & governance model
A game-plan for execution
Overview of needed resources
Innovation metrics to measure the impact
Step 3: Decide
With the output of the define session, we refine the innovation blueprint & co-creates a pitch for the final go/no-go decision with the key stakeholders.
C-level/Leadership buy-in on the innovation strategy
Go/no-go decision on implementation of suggested innovation initiatives
Clear action plan for execution
After the program: Do
We help you execute the innovation blueprint and make the first steps towards a future-proof organisation by building innovation capabilities through concrete projects!
Execution and support of the programs via planning, facilitation, and research
Monitoring of the results and innovation KPIs
Evaluate program and act according to the build-measure-learn principles
Collaborative session to improve the programs for future runs
Executed innovation initiatives
First business results
Innovation strategy in place
Shaping your innovation strategy.
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