Innovation Strategy

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things."

- Theodore Levitt

Organisational innovation should not be pursued for its own sake. It is a means to an end: a focused approach to improve the success of your organisation’s strategic objectives. Our innovation strategy consultants help you develop and articulate a strategy through a best-practice approach and forward-thinking ideologies. That’s how we ensure your organisation’s precious resources are sharply focused on innovation, resulting in measurable outcomes that are aligned with your overall strategy.

How innovation strategy consulting works

An innovation strategy developed in the context of your organisational strategy.

When you partner with an innovation strategy consulting firm, you’re choosing experience along with a critical eye. At Orange Squid, we develop innovation strategies in the context of your organisational strategy. Why? Because that’s how we make sure initiatives are focused, structured and provide clarity on where (and where not) to place effort and resources.

We can work as innovation strategy consultants, providing high-level advice, or we can get hands-on throughout the process. Just let us know what works best for you.

A typical process follows these 5 steps:

We engage with the organisational leadership and or appropriate stakeholders via a questionnaire and sometimes a small number of key interviews

We review all relevant documents and conduct a broad analysis of the environment (the extent of this is decided when the work is scoped out)

We distil all of the information and develop workshop stimulus

We facilitate an innovation strategy for a leadership team or other appropriate team. This helps to align and articulate (at the right level of granularity) the specific focus areas for innovation. It’s used among other critical organisational innovation dimensions such as metrics, governance models, etc.

We deliver a finalised, clear, actionable innovation strategy, ready for execution

Innovation takes your organisation to new places. Orange Squid makes sure you don’t get lost along the way. Contact us today to learn more about strategy and innovation consulting.