Innovation Metrics

Innovation metrics

Innovation metrics and indicators are often difficult to find and apply. Not many leaders are able to show current dashboards with 3-5 simple KPIs.

Looking at past research there is no shortage of metrics though. In a recent survey over 200 metrics and indicators were mentioned in more than 400 instances of literature. The can be classified by the

  • process phase: comparing input, throughput and output metrics, often called leading or lagging indicators
  • area of measurement: related to product development, strategy, organisation etc.
  • expression in qualitative or quantitative terms.


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Idea Management Software: Successful Implementation

How to Successfully Implement Collaborative Idea Management

In this article we will recapitulate the thinking of two previous Medium posts about why we need idea management software and how we should approach the selection of an idea management system. (more…)

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Read more about the article The survival rate of firms
The average length of stay in years of companies in S&P500 (rolling 7 years, forecast 2018-2030).

The survival rate of firms

Did you know that the survival rate of firms is falling sharply? On the one hand, this is due to specific and often disruptive technologies that are not adopted by incumbents, and on the other hand, statistics also show that the number of start-ups in these areas is on the rise. "Disruption" usually comes from small and agile companies, which…

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How can the growth gap be filled?

Aspiration and capability The growth gap describes the difference in extrapolated business performance and the business planning, for example, in 5 years. To close the gap requires an innovation portfolio with innovation projects that ensure growth. Such a portfolio ensures the inflow of new "H2 projects," which arise from incremental improvement innovations as well as disruptive technologies from the field…

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Read more about the article Horizons and S-curves: Products today, tomorrow and in the future
S-curves are used to describe product adoptance and market maturity. During saturation new businesses and technologies start taking over.

Horizons and S-curves: Products today, tomorrow and in the future

A product portfolio contains product lines across many horizons according to their lifecycle. Therefore overall business performance depends on the contributions of all of these products.

They are in different adoption phases. They can grow easily or strongly, are in saturation, or are completely outdated by new approaches. (more…)

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Innovation types

In our framework, we use 7 innovation types: Business Model Services Products Processes Organizational Structures Management System Production A deep dive in 16 aspects and 66 skills answers the question of how unused types can be built up and realized. For example, there are strong service organizations, but they hide the product and business model areas too much. Products are…

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