Scott Kirsner & Alex Slawsby – Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2023: Podcast E164

February 9, 2023   |   by Chris Kalaboukis

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Innovation Leader management team of Scott Kirsner (previously on the podcast here) and Alex Slawsby about the breaking new InnoLead reportBenchmarking Innovation Impact 2023“.

We cover the most important data on innovation teams, including the changes in appetite for different types of innovation projects based on the uncertainty in the coming 2023 economy.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 00:04:00 – The target audience for the 2023 report is anyone involved in innovation in companies with 5,000+ employees
  • 00:08:00 – The data the previous reports from 2018 and 2020 on what innovation portfolio mixes look like
  • 00:13:30 – The 2023 data shows companies are less willing to invest in transformational innovation
  • 00:18:00 – How different teams appear to define the ambition of innovation differently
  • 00:22:45 – The top 10 challenges to innovation in companies
  • 00:24:30 – CEOs are supporting innovation, but executive support seems to be decreasing
  • 00:30:00 – The top 8 enablers of innovation success
  • 00:33:45 – Innovation teams are choosing to work in a hybrid manner
  • 00:41:00 – The trends with hiring and innovation team sizes
  • 00:44:30 – How budgets for innovation teams are falling compared to previous years
  • 00:47:15 – Not enough innovation leaders are acting like intrapreneurs
  • 00:50:00 – This is the year where innovation teams either prove their value or experience pruning

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