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What are the challenges of Innovation?

Not everyone has the same level of success in embracing innovation, especially in large organisations. If you recognise the importance of innovation to your company's development and success, yet you might be struggling with several organisational constraints preventing you from fully implementing it.

Continue reading to learn more about the typical challenges that large companies encounter when attempting to innovate, as described in a HBR survey of 270 executives from strategy, innovation, and R&D departments.

A list of innovation barriers  politics/ turf wars and lack of alignment (55%), cultural issues (45%), inability to act on crucial signals to future of the business (42%), lack of budget (36%), lack of strategy (32%), not adopting emerging technologies (30%).
6 top barriers to Innovation

Overcoming the Hurdles: A Strategic Approach

If you are facing challenges that are preventing you from fully unleashing the creative potential of the organisation, there are still ways to navigate through these obstacles and find a path towards success. Here's an interesting story for you to consider.

1. Clear Expectations:

The story starts with the development of a captivating narrative, a vision that resonates beyond the confines of the corporate world and reverberates throughout the hallways. It is a compelling story that emphasises the importance of innovation for the organisation's survival. The call is crystal clear: innovation is not merely a route but the definitive way forward.

2. Recognition and Incentives:

As the story gains momentum, a culture that embraces positive change begins to flourish. Those who have the courage to lead innovation are not only recognised, but also honoured. The organisation understands the importance of acknowledging and rewarding individuals who make a significant impact. Thus, a culture that embraces innovation is born.

3. Regular Communication:

Amidst this transformation, relationships are formed, alliances are established, and teamwork becomes the foundation. Collaboration between innovation teams and other key business units becomes seamless. Regular communication is instrumental in creating an environment where ideas can flow freely and collaboratively among diverse talents.

4. Measures of Progress:

In order to navigate this ever-changing landscape, a detailed set of metrics has been developed. These metrics not only assess the performance of the innovation group but also take into account the collaborative efforts of various functions and business units. Progress transforms into more than just a mere term, but rather a concrete manifestation of our shared accomplishments.

Epilogue: How Does Your Company Measure Up?

As we bring this story to the present, we encourage you to think about the effectiveness of your organisation's approach to running experiments.

How well does it learn from the results, and is it committed to the journey of continuous improvement?

When it comes to driving innovation, overcoming obstacles is just the first step in an exciting journey. Stay tuned for more chapters filled with valuable information, practical advice, and inspiring stories, guiding you through the dynamic world of business innovation.


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