At this year’s Strategyzer Bootcamp, I asked our 35 participants to sketch what characterizes companies that are good at innovation with our Culture Map tool. Here’s a synthesis of what they came up with.
At our Bootcamp in June I challenged our participants to sketch out an ideal innovation culture in groups of 2 in a 15 minute exercise. It was fascinating to watch each group find a shared language for the outcomes, behaviours, enablers and blockers they felt were important for nurturing a culture of innovation.
Shamira Miller from the Strategyzer content team synthesized the 15 Culture Maps into the following streams:
Holistic Strategy: In this stream, participants noted that the future business (explore) has to be just as important as the existing business (exploit). Companies that truly innovate manage a portfolio of existing AND new businesses. Leadership also has to make a real commitment to innovation by contributing time, resources, training and power.