On the annual shareholder meeting of 2016 (part 2), Elon Musk told his shareholders that true innovation at Tesla could be realised in "the machine that builds the machine". To develop innovation capabilities, you need the right people, mindset, processes and objectives.
Building capabilities is about changing the culture. A creative confidence to rethink the old and propose the new.
Many companies are organised in departments which act as units that pursue their own objectives in line with the company's strategy. What started as a crystal clear vision at the top sometimes ends us as a rather feeble action in the field. As the Innovator's Dilemma beautifully explains, good management sometimes prohibits innovation in the way companies work.
The valorisation of a new technology or business model outside of &squot;business as usual&squot; is considered risky and often of low value when compared to the core. You want your people to take initiative, but they do not see how.
What if you redesign your thinking, and put the customer in the centre instead of the company department? When you explore customer journeys, transversal ideas come naturally. When the debate is about creating real value for the customer, silo's tend to shatter and collaborations to form.
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