This document is a Request for Comment.
By way of background, the document came about as I was preparing to teach a course on “Organizing for Innovation” in an MBA class called “Technological Innovation.”
As I was reading through the material, it occurred to me that I was having a hard time finding practical advice on how one would realistically setup a holistic Innovation Program. There was lots of, “best practice advice”, but little concrete models.
In the field, I’d seen several companies try to roll out Innovation Programs, but because they only focused on one small part (such as Ideation), the programs ultimately failed to deliver real business results. My hypothesis was that you cannot run a Corporate Entrepreneurship program piecemeal, it needs to be holistic.
So the basic question is: Suppose you had to build the ideal holistic innovation program from the ground up for a large company / MNC. At some point, you would need to define a tangible operating model with specific streams of work against which, you would staff actual people. The Operating Model would need to cover the scope of the functions and a set of activities to deliver against goals over Period X. So what would the Operating Model look like?
This deck is a strawman.
PS: I also happen to be in Asia Pacific, so my context is a regional organization in a global MNC.