Leading Innovation

By Henra Mayer. The significance of innovation is widely recognised as an important business driver in a dynamic world of rapid change and shifting business models. Many organisations invest in innovation initiatives to create more competitive and resilient organisations, but how to continuously produce repeatable, strategically significant outcomes remains a challenge for many. Intent needs [...]

2017-09-29T10:53:57+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Innovation Advisory and Consulting|

Innovation Systems – Making Sense of the Noise

By Henra Mayer. Technology is recognised as an enabler of innovation and growth. Having a software tool, specifically the right software tool, can greatly accelerate your innovation results by creating an easily accessible and self-sustaining platform for ideation and innovation management. Over recent years however, the innovation technology systems market exploded and an influx [...]

Make innovation a reality that pays off

Why is it that six months down the line of launching a new “innovation initiative” in the organisation, reality kicks in and excitement starts to wane? One can almost compare it to the initial rush of being head over heels in love… Innovation was the best thing since sliced bread remember, everything is going to [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:33+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Innovation Advisory and Consulting|

Why the implementation of ideas remain a corporate struggle?

By Henra Mayer Yes, it’s like motherhood and apple pie. New value cannot be created if it is not getting to market timeously. The SA Innovation League 2016 results, to be released on 8 December at Milpark Business School, makes it abundantly clear that innovation leadership gets the message on the importance of innovation and [...]

Innovation as a Win-Win Proposition

Winning with Global Innovation Creating value through innovation is a global conversation. In today’s competitive world, both developed and developing countries need to come up with joint innovative solutions to counter global challenges; and they need to do this while simul­taneously addressing the pressing needs of their respective populations. In this context South Africa needs [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:43+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Innovation Advisory and Consulting, Research|

The Time is Now

The world of business has changed for CEO’s With transformation, the speed of change is creating a reality that is becoming more difficult to anticipate and manage. The importance of innovation is cited by many as a do or die strategic decision. How leadership reacts and how they view this scale of change is an [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:46+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Case-Studies, Innovation Advisory and Consulting, Research|

KPMG CEO Outlook 2016 – South Africa

KPMG’s 2016 Global CEO Outlook study provides a vivid image of global CEOs’ expectations for business growth, the challenges they face and their strategies to chart organizational success. And this time round it includes a South African viewpoint. This annual study by KPMG International captures the perspectives and insights of nearly 1,300 CEOs from companies [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:46+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Innovation Advisory and Consulting, Research|

The Practical Side of Crowdsourced Innovation

The practise of innovation as a business discipline has been firmly entrenched in many organisations. The discussion is no longer around whether it must be done, but more about how to ensure that an innovation programme is sustainable and successful. What does a successful innovation programme look like, how is it managed and what are [...]

Improved metrics leads to improved innovation

By Henra Mayer. Substantial, innovative returns will not come from small, niche innovation capabilities or traditional metrics We tend to get what we plan for and drive what we measure. When executives acknowledge and accept the different risk profiles of innovative projects and its unique requirements, substantial return can be better supported and tracked. But [...]

Innovation is dead, long live innovation (Part Two)

The story for bravehearts, rebels, new kids, pioneers and renegades continues By Henra Mayer and Richard Copland A quick recap for those on part one – Innovation’s death was questioned and challenged we put a view out there that people needed to look elsewhere for results. In unpacking the challenge we felt the noise was [...]