WHY MEASURING INNOVATION MATURITY IS CRUCIAL
In a world of hyper-competition, unprecedented challenges and constant disruption, the need for innovation has never been higher on the strategic agenda.
However, it’s now recognised that winning through innovation is no longer the preserve of a select few employees but needs to be an organisation-wide capability and that means it’s about building a culture of innovation. However, without visibility of what’s holding an organisation back from really developing organisation-wide innovation capability it’s difficult to create an efficient roadmap for moving forward. To become an innovation-led organisation it’s crucial to understand where you are today and to be able to track progress along the way.
Our enterprise-level tool, ‘The Assessment for Innovation Maturity’ or AIM for short, allows you to assess the maturity of your innovation capability and culture, helping you understand where to focus your efforts in order to become an innovation leader and build a culture of innovation.
Our enterprise-level tool, ‘The Assessment for Innovation Maturity’ or AIM for short, allows you to assess the maturity of your innovation capability and culture, helping you understand where to focus your efforts to become an innovation leader and build a culture of innovation.
AIM has been specifically designed to provide leaders with an overview of the current state of innovation capability and culture and provide detail into the specific areas of focus required to increase innovation maturity and measure progress along the way.
The cloud-based tool assesses the five core pillars of innovation; Strategy, Leadership, Management, Culture and Processes. It then measures those pillars against four stages of innovation maturity; Novice, Competent, Expert and ultimately, Leader.
From understanding innovation strategy at boardroom level to how that manifests at the employee level. From clear leadership sponsorship to risk-taking and organisation-wide collaboration and trust. If leaders want to drive their organisations forward through innovation, it’s crucial to have a clear, aligned and communicated strategy and direction around how to build innovation capability and culture.
AIM helps leaders tackle the challenge of driving growth through innovation by not only pinpointing the current state but defining the specific areas of focus for the strategic drive to increase innovation maturity, capability and culture.
HOW AIM WORKS:
4 STEPS TO INCREASE INNOVATION MATURITY
Run the assessment
Invite employees from across the organisation to take the 20-minute, secure and anonymous online assessment.
Review the results
AIM analyses the data and creates an in-depth overview of your organisations current level of innovation maturity.
Create a roadmap
We help you unpack the results and build a comprehensive roadmap for tackling your innovation barriers.
Measure progress and maintain an up-to-date view to continue to evolve your innovation culture and ecosystem.
To find out more about running AIM and working with the OUTCOME team to build corporate innovation capability and a culture of innovation in your organisation, get in touch for an initial discussion.
The enterprise level tool provides an easy to administer platform that can be branded and customised to match corporate colours, look and feel. At administrator level, multiple assessments can be run providing both a holistic view of the state of innovation capability and culture across an organisation and analysis and benchmarking of business units, divisions and regions as well as analysis of alignment of perspective and/or reality from the boardroom to employee level.
Securely hosted in the cloud AIM consists of 60 questions and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Each assessment can also be fully customised by adding in client-specific questions and freeform text sections. The user experience is also supported by a unique ‘Answer Prompt’ Likert scale interface and is easily accessible on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
ONCE COMPLETED, AIM PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING:
Current innovation capability and culture maturity level supported by a numerical score for more accurate benchmarking.
Data across five pillars which can be drilled down into, highlighting specific areas requiring attention.
Drill down answers to each question across all levels, roles, departments and geographies.
Highlighting where current innovation barriers and process gaps exist inside your organisation.
Analysis of current organisational innovation behaviours, practices and beliefs across all levels of an organisation.
Insight into where to focus strategic, leadership and management attention in order to build innovation capability and culture.
BUILDING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION
A Practical Framework for Placing Innovation at the Core of Your Business.
Building a Culture of Innovation presents a practical framework that you can follow to design and embed a culture of innovation in your business. The book presents a structured process to make change stick, from assessing your organization’s innovation-readiness to leading a managed change process that will foster innovation at each level. It includes case studies from international organizations which have shifted their focus to an innovation culture, including Prudential, Qinetiq, Octopus Investments, Cisco, Siemens, BrightMove Media, Waitrose and Feefo.
THE CREATORS OF AIM
In building AIM, Cris Beswick and Dan Toma have applied decades of combined experience, thought leadership, qualitative research and real-world learning from, working with and advising some of the world’s most successful organisations and industry leaders across multiple sectors and geographies.
As well as quantitative research and aggregation of numerous global reports, surveys and white-papers, thought leadership from Cris and Dan’s two bestselling books, ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’ and ‘The Corporate Startup’ has also contributed to the development of AIM. The result is a tool built around an in-depth picture of what innovation best practice looks like and the core qualities, practices and behaviours required to build an innovation-led organisation.
CRIS BESWICKCo-founder at Outcome & Co-creator of AIM
Cris Beswick is an ex-CEO and entrepreneur turned strategic advisor on innovation. He’s the co-author of the bestselling book ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’
DAN TOMACo-founder at Outcome & Co-creator of AIM
Dan Toma is an innovation thought leader and co-author of the award-winning book ‘The Corporate Startup’ voted the 2018 management book of the year...
THE CORPORATE STARTUP
How Established Companies Can Develop Successful Innovation Ecosystems.
The Corporate Startup is a practical guide for established companies that aspire to develop and sustain their innovation capabilities. The world around us is changing rapidly. There is now more pressure on established companies to innovate. The challenge most companies face is how to develop new products for new markets, while managing their core business at the same time. The principles and practices outlined in this book provide companies with a blueprint of how to manage innovation while they execute on their core business.
GET IN TOUCH
To find out more about running AIM and working with Cris & Dan to build corporate innovation capability and a culture of innovation in your organisation, get in touch for an initial discussion.
Prices for individual AIM assessments or annual subscriptions available on request. If you are a consultancy or advisory firm and would like to license AIM, get in touch to discuss our enterprise version.