In today's episode, we're peeling back the layers of organizational innovation with expert Chris Beswick, who introduces a transformative approach to measuring innovation maturity. We're delving into the advanced methodologies that assess where a company stands on the innovation curve and provide actionable steps for progression. With a non-linear and sentiment-based assessment tool called AIM, Chris guides us through the pillars of a comprehensive innovation system and how companies can diagnose their innovation health.
Chris Beswick is a pioneer in innovation strategy and a dedicated advocate for changing how organizations approach innovation maturity. As a seasoned thought leader, Chris has implemented his unique assessment model in companies ranging from modest start-ups to global giants, proving that size does not dictate the necessity for innovation introspection. With a keen eye for the interconnectedness of culture, strategy, and leadership, he empowers companies to comprehensively assess and evolve their practices. His passion for data-driven decision-making and the democratization of innovation insights makes him a vanguard in the field.
"We need to replace traditional assessment answers with statements of truth to reflect where an organization stands in terms of innovation genuinely." - Chris Beswick
This week on Innovation Talks:
- Innovation maturity should encompass culture and leadership, not just processes and tools. It's about shifting the focus to address the overarching innovation ecosystem within the organization.
- AIM as a pre-investment analysis tool: Revealing how AIM can be used to assess portfolio companies' potential for driving growth through innovation.
- The five pillars of the innovation system are strategy, processes, governance/management, and culture/leadership, and each has its importance in the innovation journey of a company.
- The necessity of a data-driven approach: Beswick emphasizes relying on hard data rather than subjective opinions to make significant innovation decisions.
- Capturing sentiments of the whole organization: The importance of gaining a holistic view of the company instead of limiting the survey to a select group is vital for an accurate measure of innovation maturity.
- The impact of hidden deltas and polarization: Beswick outlines how the AIM tool can uncover hidden issues affecting a company's innovation.
- Building a self-sustaining framework: Developing a next-step approach that enables companies to independently address specific innovation maturity barriers.
- The scalability of innovation assessments: Beswick's model's adaptability to varying-size organizations highlights its broad applicability.
Contact Chris Beswick:
AIM (Assessment of Innovation Maturity): A tool described by Chris Beswick for measuring innovation maturity across different organizational pillars.
Remember, understanding your company’s innovation maturity is pivotal, and taking the steps to improve it can set you on a path toward sustainable progress and competitive advantage.
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