Delivering Innovation Impact
"More than 90% of executives are dissatisfied with their innovation performance"
Making innovation better
Our purpose at Innovate21 is to make innovation better, in order to enable organisations to deliver innovation impact. Not do innovation, but to embed innovation as a strategic imperative that drives and delivers the future they need.
Our clients come from multiple industries, including energy, finance, technology and the third sector, benefitting from our trusted and proven approach that delivers sustainable results.
What is the big issue?
Innovation as a management discipline has been around for at least 40 years.
Organisations find it hard to build systematic innovation capability and demonstrate innovation value and impact.
A 2015 McKinsey survey found that 94% of executives were dissatisfied with innovation performance.
What's the problem?
Innovation is difficult to measure, manage and create a true systematic impact.
Idea-heavy: Too big a focus on the more creative front-end of ideation phase
What’s the point?: Organisations unsure of what the role of innovation is
No process: Innovation not being approached in a systematic, structured way
Innovation Island: Innovation not aligning or linking to the corporate strategic direction
Not in the DNA: Innovation not embedded as a sustainable organisational capability
No goal: There is seldomly a clear set of objectives for innovation
Bad metrics: Innovation being incorrectly measured and managed.
Our Better Innovation Framework
Our Better Innovation Framework has three stages:
- Strategy – Embed innovation into the future strategy
- Operational – Enable the organisation to innovate
- Manage – Build the culture and measure the impact
Within the stages, our framework has six elements:
Embed the imperative for change with leadership
Develop the innovation ambition to create success
Execute the innovation program for the organisation
Build processes and tools to support innovation
Measure and monitor innovation performance & progress
Create an engaged culture & innovative organisation
So what’s the Better Innovation approach that we at Innovate21 do? We have three phases in our approach; discover you truth, determine your focus and deliver the impact needed.
When you are doing Better Innovation, you solve the common challenges that are faced in innovation. You have better focus on where innovation is most valuable. Your outcomes are better, they are more successful and sustainable, and therefore, measurable.
Using our approach, you get the innovation impact where your organisation needs it.
Discover Your Truth
An in-depth diagnostic of your innovation environment using our Better Innovation framework to analyse your current state.
Outcome: Extensive report on each of the Better Innovation elements
Determine your focus
Using the “truth”, we help you determine outcomes needed, identify key focus areas and create the innovation roadmap.
Outcome: Alignment on required goals, direction and approach
Deliver the impact needed
Partner with Innovate21 to deliver your innovation roadmap, using our tools and frameworks, tracking progress & success.
Outcome: Measurable innovation impact is delivered to organisation
Who do we work with?
We work with companies that believe in better.
Companies that have a belief system; they are ambitious for themselves as an organisation, but also want to create a better world.
Innovate21 really thrives working with executive leaders, strategy leaders and innovation leads. Leaders who see their world and want to make it better.
We are not theorists, but experienced innovators who have led innovation for many decades. That’s why Innovate21 is trusted.
If you are currently thinking that your innovation efforts and results need to be better, it’s not making the impact you’d hoped for, Innovate21 enables you to make it better.
Innovate21 can call on a team of experienced innovators. Each team member has their own unique perspectives and innovation stories and have the scars to prove it.
We have successfully innovated in many different industry sectors, from Energy and Manufacturing to Retail and Finance, giving us unique perspectives to support your organisation.
Founder & Managing Director
Harvey is an experienced innovation leader who drives business impact from transformation and change programs. He knows what it takes to create, drive and sustain improvement in organisations, changing cultures to increase engagement and buy-in at all levels, enabling better performance and results.
A regular conference speaker, award-winning blogger and contributor on MBA and Exec education programmes, his practical innovation experience spans many industry sectors. The problems are different, but his approach, tools and methods are universally applicable, delivering value to everyone he works with.
Innovate21 partners with the Strategy Tools Academy to provide a series of fully virtual courses that build strategic, transformative and innovation capabilities. Either take the courses directly or use them in a guided strategy engagement with Innovate21.
What people say about us
The World Health Organization are creating a more innovative culture by identifying, coaching and up-skilling innovators. To support this, they launched a global innovation challenge to gather ideas from the organisation. Ten ideas were selected to be supported and developed.
Innovate21 designed and ran a virtual training program to guide the idea teams on their innovation journey, by validating their idea concepts and developing early prototypes. Each team was coached by an experienced innovator, ensuring progress along their explorative path was made.
Recognising the global nature of the WHO, a detailed playbook was created to provide a bespoke toolset to support the innovators in their innovation journey. The initiative culminated in an exciting pitch event to the WHO Director General, providing the recognition deserved.