Tue, 5 December 2017
Building an innovation ecosystem of support across your organization is critical to achieving success. Without it and you will struggle taking and idea and making it real.
This week, we take a look at another listner question on how to get support across the organization.
[shareable cite="Fotune 50 Innovator" text="What kind of incentive program should we put in place for new innovative products and services?"]A problem in large organizations with innovative ideas is getting the sales team engaged to proactively sell your idea to customers. It's relatively easy to setup a market trial but getting 5 account teams to sell this to help prove out the market trial is a challenge: the sales teams are just too busy meeting their targets with current products. What kind of incentive program should we put in place for new innovative products and services? What other ideas? Be good if you could take a service as an example - rather than the usual product focus. Innovation can happen in services too![/shareable]
By building an ecosystem of groups and departments that you need support from to make your innovation successful, you greatly enhance your chances for success. This innovation ecosystem can consists of:
Dealing With A Lack Of Innovation Support
Why is so hard to get them to support innovation? Many believe that with executive, or even CEO support, the rest of the organization will fall in. Top down "declarations" that innovation is important is NOT enough.
As an innovation leader, you need to create an environment that invites and encourages others to be a part of the work you are doing.
5 Steps Building A Strong Innovation Ecosystem
Incentive's To Encourage Support For Innovation
What incentives should/could be in place? Here are two examples:
These are just a start. There is a lot more to consider when it comes to incentives. If there is interest in this topic, we will cover it in a future show.
[callout]Listen below to this weeks show to learn how to build a strong innovation ecosystem within your organization.[/callout]
Direct download: How_To_Build_An_Innovation_Ecosystem_Inside_Your_Organization_S13_Ep40.mp3
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