How Big Companies and Startups Use “Co-Creation” to Innovate

The latest research says “co-creation” is an untapped opportunity for innovation. Here’s how to do it. When I ran the internal strategy consulting group at HP, we constantly asked ourselves, “how can we get our $40 billion global behemoth operating more like a startup?”  That’s because like most big companies, we struggled with risk-taking and moving fast. Startups…

Silicon Valley’s Next Target: Disrupt the Construction and Real Estate Industries

‘Construction Tech’ and ‘Real Estate Tech’ are the next greenfield market spaces. Every industry, every company, and every leader must recognize one simple fact: every product, service, process, and business model will be disrupted–it’s just a matter of time. Companies that think they’re immune to the trends and technologies upending every industry on the planet risk…

What Are Operations Management Dashboards and Why Do They Matter to Businesses?

Operations Management Dashboards Are Being Used More and More by Businesses Looking to Drive Change by upBOARD   When pilots take off from an airport with a plane full of passengers, you might imagine that they simply set coordinates for their end location and count the minutes until they arrive. That could not be farther…

Why a Balanced Scorecard Process Drives Greater Business Performance

A Balanced Scorecard Provides a Model for Businesses to Align High-Level Objectives With Their Mission and Vision by upBOARD   Most businesses tend to manage their strategic mission and vision with a top down approach, all the while tracking metrics and key performance indicators from the bottom up, which can be messy. Unfortunately, this leaves…