Considering where to begin? Ideally this starts with ensuring you have a great foundation to build on, with a clear vision and strategy, as well as an aligned culture and leadership style. Your organisation is unique and will need a specific style of delivery alongside the control of a framework. Rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, it’s important for anyone delivering change in this area to spend time understanding what makes an organisation tick so they know just the right type of support you need, outcomes and approaches. Many of our collaborators have been involved in performing Innovation Health Checks which give you insight into where you are now and where the most value can be added. Based on your priorities you will begin to deliver value quickly and iteratively, whilst testing and proving the benefits as you go.
The key for any organisation at this point is to embed these tools and techniques so you can rely on your internal capability as quickly as possible. If you have engaged with an external agency they should work with you to achieve this, so you can look forward to harnessing your internal capability on an ongoing basis.