Innovate DELIBERATELY

I’ve written before (and recently) about the reactive character of several businesses. It often seems there are more incentives to ignore signals available on the market and then carry out heroic efforts at recovery than to simply plan effectively and research trends and action appropriately. First, let’s put to bed the argument (admittedly a slim one) about whether or not your company should track styles and make an effort to understand likely future situations.

The answer for some companies is a resounding “yes”, especially given the increasing speed of change. Before you might have been able to argue that change was slow and steady, and an intermittent peak in the periscope was everything that was necessary. As globalization increases and the speed of change raises, you need to be identifying developments and making sense of those trends consistently, or the disrupters will eat your market talk about for lunch time.

Your planning attempts can’t assume the future looks a lot like the present, and also must look further out in time. OK, let’s assume with regard to argument that you agree that trend spotting and scenario planning are valuable. Then your question becomes – who should place and catch trends, who should develop situations and who should interpret the full total results?

These questions need to be responded on two levels: at the corporate or business device level, and at the merchandise or service level. Trend spotting should be underway, all the right time, as a constant activity by a wide range of people inside your organization. Those trends should be reported to a central analyst (specific or team) who’s capturing, tracking and recording trends.

This model works at both the product/business unit level with the corporate level. If we centralize this skill, what types of people are essential to capture, analyze, report and synthesize trends? Anyone in the business who reads, or interacts with customers or business partners, or who has an fascination with what’s happening or unfolding can capture and register trends. We’ve set up several systems like this where anyone can report trends. Additionally, the central team can also track and register developments. As trends are recorded and categorized, we can also start to identify which are important and relevant for the business, and request more insight or investigation into some trends over others.

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As this can be an ongoing activity, over time it becomes obvious that some “trends” fade while some are enforced. Periodically (we recommend double a yr) a team all fits in place to select styles and build scenarios about a 5 to 7 calendar year distant future. Who should develop the scenarios? We believe these should be guided or facilitated by people who don’t always have a vested desire for the outcome.

A scenario guided by a product manager is likely to reinforce his or her biases, since a stake is got by them in the results. Again a central innovation team acting as facilitators with a representatives from something unit or business unit can mix the best of both worlds and ensure a comparatively unbiased examination of several potential future outcomes. Note that through all of this discussion we assume that this function is available as a continuing offering as time passes, not just a discrete, start-stop program but a team that creates insights and skills and will be offering these to executives within the business. If you’d like the inexpensive, low hanging fruit of innovation, here it is. No where else can you get a great knowledge of the near future and your opportunities and challenges for less cost. The only requirement after the situation plan will be your capability to do this.

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