There is not a single one-size-fits-all corporate innovation system. Developing an innovation program needs existing organizational leaders but also an external perspective with experience across multiple organizations of different sizes, industries, and capabilities. Unlabel Innovation provides leadership support for the innovation program and acts as an external “point-of-view” to support internal program leaders (the pilots) as they develop new tools and initiatives.
A blueprint, schematic, or technical diagram of the current innovation ecosystem helps stakeholders understand current capabilities and what a more mature program might look like. Using the blueprint to plan and deploy new capabilities and road-map the maturity of existing capabilities provides clarity and transparency to maintain long-term leadership support.
It is time to approach innovation program development from a user-centric, design perspective. Human centered design, Lean Startup, and Business Model Generation are not just tools to be deployed by an innovation program for the development of new solutions. They also need to be applied to the design and development of an innovation program as if it is also a new solution in the innovation program portfolio.
Unlabel Innovation helps deploy new innovation tools and methods by thoughtfully integrating and customizing the tools for the current capabilities, culture, and needs of an organization.
Unlabel Innovation network extensively in the innovation community, especially with those people with hands on experience running innovation programs. It is one thing to read about innovation. It is an entirely different thing to be in the trenches. On the ground is where theory meets reality and reality is driven by the circumstances and context of each program’s unique profile. Creating connections that freely share best practices, lesson’s learned, narratives, and other connections becomes a key asset to any program.
Programs that successfully mature and scale find a way early on to quickly and cheaply get early wins and build off that credibility. Unlabel Innovation can provide methods, resources, and tools to enable a single project or a cohort to run a set of validation projects as a proof of concept to leadership and the organization overall.