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When leaders attempt to improve the levels of innovation in their organisations, they undertake a change process that is iterative and that affects many different elements of their organisation. The strategy, the culture and the operations must change.

We have three offers to assist leaders with this transformation.

Individual leader coaching: Here we focus on helping a leader think through their organisational strategy, their innovation strategy, their portfolio of improvement projects and how their organisation nurture knowledge accumulation.

Team coaching: Here we focus more on improving dialogue between different functions, different expertise and different areas in the organisation. Team coaching focuses on joint sense making and improving the way the organisation searches for and discovers options to improve its adaptiveness and resilience.

Inter organisation coaching: Here we focus on helping different organisations to collectively search for and discover their innovation potential. More attention is paid to joint search and discovery, unlocking synergy and overcoming shared constraints. We draw on our experience of strengthening innovation systems and building knowledge dissemination networks.

These three offers all draw on our experience of working with organisational change, promoting innovation, strategic competitiveness and resilient innovation systems.

Individual coaching
Team or inter organisation coaching

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Strengthening the absorptive capacity of your organisation

This post is about the concept of absorptive capacity. When you are trying to improve a company, an industry, or promote innovation and learning in a region, this concept is very important. It is often poorly understood. My clients in the education sector always relate absorptive capacity to education levels. While this is true, it …

Four functions of innovation and technology management

This article is meant for my business clients and colleagues managing technology transfer and innovation extension services. In the past I have written much about the professionals and organisations who are responsible for helping entrepreneurs to improve and strengthen their innovation portfolios on my personal blog site. To recapitulate: I believe that many industries are …

The importance of the middle management layer for innovation

I love reading material and listening to podcasts about innovation and organisational change. One thing that strikes me is that a lot of the material focuses on the role of the leadership at the top of the organisation. This is at odds with my daily experience of working in small and medium-sized organisations. In most …