Organizational Transformation Requires Leadership at all Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

These high-performing organizations have integrated and aligned the six dimensions of strategy, people, process, technology, structure, and measurement to realize the transformation success and reap the planned business value. Leadership in actively and effectively engaging with key stakeholders and sustaining their buy-in ensures the expected business outcomes are realized at each phase or stage gate of the organizational transformation. Guest post from Satish P.

Putting Humans at the Center of Health Care Innovation

Harvard Business

We have closely studied three of these models: The Helix Center at Imperial College London, the Center for Innovation at the Mayo Clinic, and the Consortium for Medical Technologies at Massachusetts General Hospital. How technology is changing the design and delivery of care. New technologies, including innovative and sensitive chat bots and voice services are now in development to help support patients and caretakers in care homes or hospices.


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Big Data In Your Shampoo?

Mills Scofield

They then took it one step further and asked, "How would you find the technology and material to meet this need?" So, how would you prepare for a stage gate meeting that includes a "Go/No-Go" decision on continuing to develop a specific product? Either as a member of the product team or as the "gate keeper," you might make this decision based on a gut feeling, prior experience, a partial understanding of the ecosystem, OR, increasingly, based on Product Intelligence.

From idea to strategy

Lead on Purpose

Or, it could mean filter technology/product/service/experience (TPSE) ideas to align the TPSE portfolio with one or more strategies. In Bartz’s case, there is a queue of TPSE to work through before they stage gate the emerging ideas against strategy alignment.

Two Questions to Ask Before You Set Up an Innovation Unit

Harvard Business

following a traditional stage-gate process). Bringing together people, technologies and skills from within and outside the company under the same roof, the Merck Innovation Center is a building made to inspire. Classen Rafael/EyeEm/Getty Images. Despite good intentions—and widespread acceptance of the importance of innovation—efforts to innovate at large companies often lack a clear mission and framework, and as a result, they go off the rails.

Exploit IT for Strategic Benefit

Harvard Business Review

One financial services company we know reviews the viability of the business case at every major stage gate. If changes in technology or markets are challenging the likelihood that the business case will be realized, project sponsors have two choices: stop the project or revise the business case to reflect what they believe they will be able to achieve. IT management Information & technology Strategy


Innovation's Nine Critical Success Factors

Harvard Business Review

Incremental innovation can be pushed down into the organization where the strategy is clear, decision metrics are understood, and management models like Stage-Gate create a level playing field. So Stage-Gate models can unintentionally kill potentially big ideas. Organizational change is driven by marketplace factors: customers, competition, government regulation, and science and technology.

Taming Your Company's Most Elusive Beast

Harvard Business Review

R&D investments have been made, stage/gate processes have been built, creativity training courses have been run, and yet the outputs — exciting new products and services — don't seem to be falling into place. Consider, for example, the UK software company, Red Gate. Management thinking is inherently faddish, but there are some favorite themes that never fall out of favor.