The world of strategy is evolving. SystemicLogic has insight into various factors and forces that influence the ability of organisations to move from adaptation and correction, to framebreaking reconfiguration. How does strategic thinking and strategic actions influence a company’s ability to respond to the next great idea? Is there a way in which strategy can assist with the ability to build an enduring company? Applied Research and Consulting into the field of strategy is wide and diverse with many angles being investigated by the world’s leading thinkers.
We believe that there is a more practical view to strategy that can get companies to use and benefit from new and emerging models. Our models include new ways of using technology, applying innovation in creating new offerings and testing business models. The approach is to bring a sense of structure and practicality to the black art of strategy.
Our strategy implementation consists of a range of offerings in the form of Intellectual Property Packs (IP Packs) that cover the strategy development process, decision models and integrated enterprise architecture transformational roadmaps. We develop solutions that combine in-the-box, around-the-box and outside-the-box thinking to assist our clients in achieving their future goals. We specialise in taking the current state to a future state in an incremental and risk controlled manner.
Our Experience Portfolio…
Our experience in the development of strategy spans across various industry sectors such as banking, insurance and government organisations. Our areas of implementation include:
- IT Strategy – the development of strategic alternatives, execution plans and lower level performance structures across several sectors
- Business Strategy – key business strategy development for strategic business units, innovation strategies and deployment models, product and service level landscaping and positioning
- Roadmaps – the development of three to ten year incremental migration paths for government, banking and telecommunication sectors
- Client Centricity – development of client centric approaches for investment and retail banking areas focusing on client management, touch point analysis, data integration and channel strategy development
- Research & Development – development of new product development strategies for various industries, focusing on operating model development
- Innovation – providing business school courses, workshops and consulting projects around the insitutionalisation of new paradigms
- Measurement – comprehensive measurement approaches that include strategic assessments and reviews as well as combined people, process, technology and information areas
Organizations innovate in order to differentiate in this hyper-competitive business environment. So, what is innovation? It seems that the word has created much confusion in a world of hype.
What would a model for managing innovation look like? What are differences between incremental improvements and radical innovations? These questions open up a number of discussions that can assist organizations in driving successful innovation programs.
Is your innovation portfolio balanced? Have you even considered looking at innovations that occur in unrelated industries to your own? Will these innovations disrupt your business one day?
The SystemicLogic innovation eco-system presents a portfolio of approaches designed to address the major challenges experienced by companies whilst implementing innovation. One such an example of Determining the performance of your Innovation System is:
Determine key and pertinent questions in detail while scoping an assessment and landscape. These questions will assist with determining the innovation goals that are often defined as financial returns, growth drivers and platforms, client related improvements, new market definitions, etc.
Describe the innovation approach in your business
In order to assess the comparative performance of units in your business, we need to produce a high level Innovation Concept that encapsulates your innovation performance. This concept will capture the essence of innovation successes in the overall business. We will utilise our extensive intellectual property base to ensure that the models presented are practical and implementable. We also conduct an ethnographic study on the organizational culture to develop a keen understanding of attitudes, cultural cues and related preferences to shape a fit-for-purpose solution. Our extensive experience in innovation across different sectors provides an opportunity for you to leverage our industry knowledge and combine the latest industry thinking with existing approaches to articulate new ways in which innovation can be used to drive business performance.
Understand existing landscape
Several approaches exist to determine results based on assessment questions. An approach used in determining the strategic landscape includes; conducting workshops, interviews and resource (e.g. documented material) investigations. It should however be noted that a cycle of interviews will only be conducted if sponsor approval is obtained and conditions clearly defined. A high level consolidated view of the various entities involved in the assessment will provide insights into the overall assessment.
Based on our investigation and assessment, a consolidated view of the Approach to Innovation in your business is developed. This includes compiling a view of the various idea development areas and innovation related activity and direction. Our approach will assist in documenting the overall philosophy of innovation and the principles of success.
Assess the innovation landscape
Model making techniques will be used to produce an assessment of the innovation landscape. The landscape will give you the ability to improve your innovation capabilities as performance levels adjust year-on-year. Furthermore, it will provide guidance to the innovation leaders and other innovation parties in your business to ensure optimal innovation delivery. The Innovation Approach together with the Innovation Health Assessment will be used to guide long term performance of innovation campaigns in the business.
Once the landscape is described and initial findings into the innovation system are determined, various avenues can be explored to produce an appropriate implementation strategy. Contact us for more information.
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