I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Hargraves Institute’s annual conference last week. It provides a range of its member companies with an opportunity to show off their recent innovation, leadership and transformation initiatives.
It is a private event, so I can’t document the specific examples on show. What struck me as interesting though was the emergence of a clear and common theme: leading companies are increasingly driving innovation from within.
Company after company talked about innovation as a broader organisational process, rather than a focus on specific products or parts of the production chain. In many cases, there were collaborations across work areas and functions that created the right environment for innovative things to occur.