RP_6_must_dos1-280x204YOUR CHALLENGE
Technological advances are disrupting the status quo and creating turbulence. Industries are converging and new competitors are emerging at lightning speed. In a time of rapid change the ability to innovate and change quickly and effectively, again and again, is perhaps the only enduring competitive advantage. Those firms that can innovate and change constantly will thrive. Those that do not or cannot will be left behind.

This demands that companies seek outside their own ecosystem for ideas and execution in timely speed, put in short they have to enable outside knowledge as a growth enabler. This means that collaboration is key.

The challenge is, that the people who will make you and your business successful don’t work in your own organization. They may not even share the language, beliefs, manner or behaviors. But without their skills and effort, you will never deliver the results you need to as a leader in today’s world.


  • Strategic Alignment: Succesful strategic alignment requires and organizations Open Innovation strategy to be aligned with it’s business and IT strategy.
  • Governance: Open Innovation governance refers to the establishment and operation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure and continuously improve innovation performance. With Open Innovation heavily depending on interactions with innovation partners from outside organizational boundaries, organizations must address governance related issues such as open innovation decision making, roles and responsibilities, partner relationship management.
  • Methods: To succeed in Open Innovation organizations must develop capabilities related to knowledge exploration, retention and exploitation.
  • Information Technology: It can facilitate the knowledge capabilities essential to successful Open Innovation as well as the related methods.
  • People: Collaborative Leaderships skills, trust and boundary spanning approaches.
  • Culture: Compared with closed innovation open innovation calls for a different mindset. Employees need to change their practices with respect to dealing with technologies, ideas and knowledge. Cultural values and beliefs are vital.


  • Increased innovation efficiency and speed and reduced time to profit
  • Optimized innovation portfolio value and improved innovation profitability
  • Customers of choice: By working collaboratively and sharing subsequent benefits, companies will attract more value from new and existing partners
  • By working more collaboratively product pipelines are enhanced using combined knowledge and intellectual property
  • Partnering in new ways can lead to disruptive new business models and keep your organization ahead of the competition
  • Strategic guidance to ensure that any organization that needs to work with others can best prioritize where and how it applies its collaboration efforts and address the inevitable conflicts that will occur.
  • Practical planning and implementation advice to ensure that change can be delivered effectively across networks of interconnected organizations through the collaboration of the individuals and teams involved.


  • Personal mentoring
  • Consulting
  • Interim Management
  • Inspirational talks 1:1 and in larger groups