Radical Resistance – Size Doesn’t Matter
As inspiration for today’s Innochat I’ve shamelessly borrowed/pilfered Kevin McFarthing’s (@InnovationFixer) 22 October article entitled “The New 6Ps of Radical Innovation for Large Companies.” (And just so we’re on the same page, by “radical innovation” Kevin means “innovation that significantly alters the dynamics of a market by changing the behaviour of users and converting them to the new offering; or enables new behaviour”.)
This topic is relevant for those of us who work in large corporations *and* for those of us who don’t. For me, the issue isn’t really about the size an organization. It’s about an organization’s willingness to assess and ability to adjust its existing assumptions and standing. Small and mid-size companies can be just as difficult to innovate within as large ones, albeit for different reasons.
With that in mind, here are some questions to get things going:
Q1. What do your company’s (or clients’) *actions* say about its stance on radical innovation?
Q2. How does your company/client assess whether to undertake a radical innovation?
Q3. In your company, when and where does prototyping come into play?
Q4. How does your company measure/monitor radical innovation and what tolerance is there for “do-overs?”
Q5. What happens to employees who are part of a radical innovation efforts?
See everyone soon!