Arthur D. Little model: Best practice innovation management

15 April 2013 Authored by Consultancy.uk

Due to the increasing competition in markets, the importance of innovation continues to increase. Various studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between best practice innovation management and achieving a higher ROI on innovation spending. Despite this, many companies continue to struggle with innovation management. What objectives and KPIs can be best used to stimulate innovation? How can we create a culture of innovation?

Typical problems that a Chief Innovation Officer or the Chief Innovation has to deal with. To help companies introduce innovation management, consulting firm Arthur D. Little has developed a new model: The Innovation Excellence Model.

The Innovation Excellence Model

Arthur D. Little's Innovation Excellence Model provides managers with a structure to understand the different components of the innovation system. The model can be divided into two areas.

  • Upstream: these are areas primarily concerned with making the right strategic choice i.e. "doing the right things" (components B, C, D, E and F).
  • Downstream: areas which consist of the more operational activities that are needed to deliver results i.e. "doing things right" (components G, H and I).

ADL - The Innovation Excellence Model 1

ADL - The Innovation Excellence Model 2

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