Male versus female opinion on innovation management practices
Very similar opinions. Small differences. Most significant is the consensus on which practices - Factors - are most important!
Improving the management of innovation. What level are you at? Where to start?
Few companies would admit that they are not innovative. While some companies place little emphasis on innovation and prefer to remain as 'followers' in order to reduce risk, others take the opposite view and desire to be effective at innovation, believing quite...
Rolls Royce famous/infamous bureaucracy
Recent announcements suggest that Rolls Royce has two major challenges. One is the obvious challenge of improving its financial performance but the second is more difficult and could have disastrous results if not handled well - its 'stiff' culture. Rolls Royce...
HP’s mojo – will it surface in HP Inc., or HPE?
HP, went from a company which was a great place to work - pre 2000 - to where some became demoralized, some left, and just this October was split into two quite separate organizations. Radical surgery. We revisit our earlier report on HP - up until 2011 - and ask...
Canadian registrants are more risk averse than counterparts in the U.S.
Our analysis of on-line survey data shows that while there is much similarity as between U.S. and Canadian registrants, there are differences when considering the attitude to risk. Canada versus U.S. comparison.
R&D spending cuts portend a decline in financial performance?
Research and development investment is the 'juice' that drives the success of highly-innovative companies. We present our research into the impacts of a reduction in investment and identify two companies, P&G and IBM, which appear to be vulnerable.
Apple under Jobs – an aberration?
When we profiled Apple shortly after Jobs passing and on the publication of a beautifully researched biography, our rating placed Apple well above our top level benchmark - the BofB - the Best of Breed. Thus its ratings exceeded a collage of our research into the...