Enable Innovation Through Culture

Focus on culture rather than spend for greater innovation success.

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Without considering culture organizations often:

  • Overspend on R&D without impacting organizational performance.
  • Experience lower rates of delivery on significant innovation.
  • Discover misalignment between the employees’ and organization’s expectation of innovative behaviors.

Innovative organizational cultures thrive by:

  • Enabling differentiation from competitors.
  • Attracting and retaining customers and talent.
  • Increasing employee engagement.

Module 1: Clarify Your Organization’s Innovation Goals and Type(s)

The Purpose

  • Clarify the organization’s innovation goals.
  • Identify the innovation type(s).

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Organizational goals for innovation understood.
  • Innovation type(s) identified.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Identify why innovation is a priority.
1.2 Review the innovation inventory.
  • Innovation inventory appraised.
1.3 Assess specificity of innovation goals.
  • Innovation goals confirmed.
1.4 Assess organizational resources required.
  • Organizational resources assessed and confirmed.
1.5 Confirm the innovation type(s).
  • Innovation type(s) confirmed.

Module 2: Identify the Innovation Drivers HR Needs to Enable

The Purpose

  • Recognize the drivers of a culture of innovation.
  • Assess the organization and HR’s alignment to the drivers.
  • Prioritize drivers and define related behaviors.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Alignment to innovation drivers assessed.
  • Drivers prioritized and related behaviors defined.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Assess current state to identify the right innovation drivers.
2.2 Review assessment results.
  • Innovation drivers assessed
2.3 Prioritize innovation drivers for HR to improve and maintain.
  • Priority drivers identified for HR
2.4 Articulate behaviors for priority innovation drivers.
  • Behaviors for priority innovation drivers defined.

Module 3: Align HR Programs to Innovation Drivers

The Purpose

  • Create a high-level action plan to align HR programs to prioritized drivers.
  • Establish metrics to measure success.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Alignment action plan developed.
  • Success measures set.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Assess HR program effectiveness at enabling drivers (by HR function).
  • HR program effectiveness evaluated.
3.2 Brainstorm tactics to enable prioritized drivers (by HR function).
  • Tactics to enable prioritized drivers suggested.
3.3 Create a high-level action plan for each HR function.
  • HR function action plans to enable innovation drivers.
3.4 Set metrics to track progress.
  • Success metrics.

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