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Mark Bridges is a Senior Director of Strategy at Flevy. Flevy is your go-to resource for best practices in business management, covering management topics from Strategic Planning to Operational Excellence to Digital Transformation (view full list here). Learn how the Fortune 100 and global consulting firms do it. Improve the growth and efficiency of your organization by leveraging Flevy's library of best practice methodologies and templates. Prior to Flevy, Mark worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Co. and holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. You can connect with Mark on LinkedIn here.

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3 Drivers for Implementing an Innovation Culture

Achieving the status of the Most Innovative Company of the Year is what most businesses aspire to. Innovation-centric research by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2014—comprising of over 750 businesses in 17 different markets—brought to light some striking insights, in addition to rating the most innovative companies of the year. The organizations that grabbed top […]

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4 Vital Premises of Dual Innovation Management Systems

Conventional Innovation Management is unable to sustain itself in the face of contemporary needs. Dual Innovation has become a necessity for businesses to survive intense competition in today’s markets. Dual Innovation refers to extending current Business Models in new directions, as well as creating completely novel Business Models at the same time. Innovation Management comprises […]

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Strategic Decision Making with Machine Learning (ML)

Automation has a profound role in improving Operational Excellence and Decision making.  Organizations, these days, are increasingly using Machine Learning (ML) to improve the Strategic Decision making expertise of their leaders. Global research by MIT Sloan Management Review in collaboration with Google—involving 4,700 executives and a number of Key Informant Interviews—indicates that ML is gradually […]

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Data Governance Strategy

Data Governance is imperative to create a data-centric, insight-driven organization.  Governance is now high on senior leadership’s priorities owing to huge public uproar over data privacy, data disclosures instigating harm to enterprises’ reputation, and stringent regulations. This warrants adopting a careful Data Governance Strategy; since in the absence of one, the huge data being piled […]

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Data Governance: Roles and Responsibilities

Data Governance is a set of practices that outline the roles and accountabilities related to data and support the organization’s Business Model by generating and consuming data.  It’s all about overseeing the accessibility, practicality, reliability and safety of enterprise data. Data Governance is guided by in-house data standards and guidelines to monitor data usage.  The […]

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Technology Commoditization

Companies, especially technology related ones, used to spend a significant amount of time, effort, and capital to innovate and develop a Competitive Advantage on the basis of their design and engineering. Development of high-tech production and design tools that integrate design and engineering knowledge has simplified the Innovation and Production processes.  Consequently, it is now […]

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Adaptive Innovation Ecosystem Strategy

When new technologies and competitors disrupt markets, numerous organizations struggle to keep up using arcane Business Models, strategies, technologies, and practices.  Most likely reason is that they are inadequately prepared to develop new products and services amidst uncertainty. Situations like this stimulate some organizations to partner with others.  Fruitful partnerships comprise of having the appropriate […]

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University Partnership Canvas (UPC)

Partnerships among corporations and universities are important drivers of the Innovation economy. Numerous organizations are diverting their focus in university and Innovation ecosystem interaction, from incremental problem-solving to long-term improvement and meticulous contact with new startups. Contemplating the answers to 6 key questions assists the organizations in building up a strategic outlook on their partnerships.  […]

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Innovation during COVID-19

Organizations have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic in their own ways.  Almost all had to change the way they were operating in order to cope with the challenges thrown up by the crisis. Companies have discovered novel means to market, service, and function through the pandemic.  Notable Innovation throughout various industries has taken place as […]

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Strategic Priorities Identification and Analysis

Listed companies share their strategic objectives for investors’ and public consumption.  Websites, annual financial reports, and Form 10-K report are all critical resources to understand an organization, key offerings, competitive advantage, and market position. Research into the public documents of listed companies brings to light key data about these companies, their Strategies, and their Strategic […]

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Strategic Partnerships with Universities

University partnerships not only serve as sources for people and ideas but are also a vital means for corporations to uncover ways of engagement with the larger Innovation ecosystem and driver of Innovation economy. These ecosystems do not merely comprise of universities and companies rather they have a whole Innovation community that includes government entities, […]

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