Internal Innovation Consulting is boosting a differentiation and competitiveness. IT Business Innovation is not a ‘nice to have’ activity, but a must have strategic contribution to accelerate differentiation efforts. Innovation consulting expertise strengthens innovation capabilities by providing the right innovation tools, methodologies, and skills for mastering continuous innovation.
Building and keeping innovation consulting activities inhouse has several key benefits.
Certain aspects of innovation support can and should be managed internally. Retaining the innovation capabilities as highlighted in the framework for consistent innovation, inhouse provides an organization the advantages that:
Aligning innovation requirements and business goals, fostering innovative behaviours and employee experiences, and establishing an innovation ecosystem for effective co-innovation and business agility. A framework for organization to design better products and for innovative leaders to unleash an inventive culture which can build better products.
When we founded the community in March 2019, we didn't know exactly how far it would go, but when the pandemic arrived in mid-April 2020, the expectation was that we would not be able to go much further. However, the numbers show a very different reality. In a year which the protagonism, collaboration and adaptability to change spoke louder, Design at Business delivered great results that will now be shared with you.
In November 2019, the Nestlé Innovation Methodologies team left Vevey, Switzerland together with a group of expert innovation coaches, to join forces with our likeminded friends at Lufthansa Group, Grundfos and the University of Ghana to deliver the largest Impact Week ever.
The joint enterprise design thinking journey started in 2013, when Joern Bruecker, Product Group Manager, Innovation Methodology at Nestlé in Vevey, and Jochen Gürtler, Senior Design Strategist and Design Thinking Expert, met for the first time.
At this point of time Nestlé was about to reorganize one part of their IT organization. Given the long historic partnership between SAP und Nestle, Jochen and Joern teamed up to implement Design Thinking at Nestlé IT.