7 Steps for Open Innovation by @Lindegaard: Grading Your Company’s Open Innovation Capabilities


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I am happy to give you access to the PowerPoint presentation deck for my new concept, which I might turn into an open source project (see more below).

The premise for the 7 Steps for Open Innovation tool is that if a company is not already fully engaged with open innovation efforts, it is way behind. This is evident by looking at the number of companies around the globe that today embrace the use of external partners and input into their innovation efforts.

But even though companies continuously launch new initiatives designed to help them leverage the power of outside knowledge and resources to drive innovation forward, there is a sense within these companies that they can do better and take this new innovation paradigm to an even higher level.

They are also eager to get external perspective to make sure they are maximizing results by using best practices in all aspects of their open innovation efforts.

To help companies with this evaluation, I have developed a seven-step assessment tool that helps them evaluate these key areas:

1. Common Language and Understanding, Motivation, Mandate and Strategic Purpose
2. Assets and Needs
3. Value Pools and Channels
4. Internal Readiness
5. External Readiness
6. New Skills and Mindset
7. Communications Strategy

This assessment tool will help companies identify where they may be falling short in any of these key areas as well as provide ideas and insights on how to make the necessary improvements that will give more power to their open innovation efforts.

This is still work in progress, but you can get an idea of what this is about by checking out my presentation deck here:

It would be great to hear your early feedback on the content itself as well as your thoughts on what I should do with the concept itself. Maybe it would be more valuable for the open innovation community as some kind of an open source project? What do you think?

For your information, I can share that I am writing an e-book on the topic as well so there will be plenty of background insights and my suggestions on how to approach the 7 steps for open innovation.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Stefan Lindegaard
Stefan is an author, speaker, facilitator and consultant focusing on open innovation, social media tools and intrapreneurship.


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