We think companies can measure better all along the innovation pipeline, but if you asked us what sorts of activities need the most improvement vis-à-vis
Ask people in the startup or innovation community about Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup, and I bet “innovation accounting” won’t come up in 9 out
One of the reasons we started Commodore was concern about a decline in Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in many major economies (e.g., US, China, the
With this blog post we launch an occasional series exploring what some of the best innovation books say about measuring and evaluating innovation. Since you’re
The way companies measure innovation initiatives is outdated. Despite all the progress that has been made in innovation practice in the last decade, firms are still
What does the firm behind the business model canvas have to say about innovation metrics?
A recently published study, by Ilse Svensson de Jong, highlights three problems with innovation metrics that can seriously hurt firms’ innovation efforts.
A recent HBR article (here) claims that use of innovation metrics (especially financial metrics) too early will “suffocate” your most promising innovations. The author, Scott
Innovation spending grew strongly in Q3. But how will your competitors respond to increasing pressure on budgets as the economic outlook worsens? Review their spending patterns in our data visualization tool.
What will AI mean for innovation productivity? We review the fundamentals (which look strong) and some examples of AI in innovation (which are exciting, but lack high-quality data on impact).
Innovation teams are facing budget constraints for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. But the impact of COVID-19 means innovation is more important than ever. Act now to bolster the case for sustained investment in innovation.
Many firms are updating their innovation strategies in response to COVID-19. Those changes will only be implemented if they are effectively communicated.
With a recession imminent, innovation leaders will soon be facing budget pressure. We look back at R&D spending in recent US recessions to understand what might be coming—and consider how to prepare.
Our advice to organizations who are deciding to do something to improve their innovation performance measurement system, including when to do it in-house and when to get outside help.