The Best Innovation Consulting Firms to Join in 2022

Top innovation consulting firmsWhat are some of the top innovation consulting firms you could join?

In this article, I want to do two things:

  1. To explain the different types of innovation consultancies,
  2. To share with you a selection of some of the best innovation consulting firms.

Let’s dive in!

What’s an innovation consulting firm

An innovation consultancy is a firm that helps companies prepare themselves for the future.

How does this work?

Innovation firms partner with their clients to solve the challenges that are going in the way of exploring new sources of growth.

What’s Innovation Consulting, Everything You Need to Know

What is innovation consultingOver the last few years, innovation consulting got a lot of traction because of the way it enables companies to get better at building the future.

But not everyone knows what innovation consulting means.

I’ve been working with a leading innovation consultancy for more than five years. Let me use my experience to explain what innovation consulting is all about.

Lack of a clear definition

It’s hard to define the concept of innovation consulting because there is no set model. Every firm has its own approach. And even within these organising frameworks, they adapt how they do innovation to each of their clients (and sometimes to each project they run).

How to Get a Job in Innovation Consulting (7 Top Tips to Join a Consultancy)

How to get a job in innovation consultingGetting a job in innovation consulting is tricky.

Innovation consultancies are very selective, and there aren’t many roles.

To help you get a job as an innovation consultant, I have organised what you need to do in seven steps to share a lot of top tips.

In this article, I answer these good questions.

1. Understand the innovation space

First, you need to have a clear understanding of what innovation consulting means.

What’s innovation consulting all about?

Innovation consulting is the practice of helping organisations spot new opportunities and create new products, brands, and/or businesses.

Convince Your Boss: 11 Tips to Make Them Say “Yes!” (Updated 2021)

Convince your bossWhat if you could actually convince your boss?

I know…

From playing the game of politics to slow decision-making to lack of time, we often face many obstacles at work. ?

It can be hard.

So here are 11 effective tips to persuade your boss to make change happen.

People who’ve used these tips got their boss to implement new ideas and made an impact at work. This is a guide to help you make innovation happen too.

Warning: you are NOT going to find anything about being a bootlicker (dull) or working hard (boring) here.

This Is How You Plan & Run a Great Workshop

Running a workshop is an effective way to train a group or get them to do collaborative work.

But there’s still lots of misunderstanding around how to do this.

As part of running innovation projects at ?What If!, we use workshops as a tool to harvest and leverage the creativity of our project teams.

Though I cannot recreate online the exciting experience of participating in one of these workshops, I wanted to share with you some of the most useful things you can implement in your workshops.

Value Proposition Canvas: How to Use Better Alternatives to This Template

Here you’ll find a guide to best alternatives of the Value Proposition Canvas.

It’s a template that is supposed to help you create new product and service ideas.

But…

It’s actually not the best tool to achieve that.

There are better alternatives to the Value Proposition Canvas.

So in this article, you’ll find better exercises for your innovation workshops and landing your buyer personas and product ideas.

What is the Value Proposition Canvas by Strategyzer?

A “value proposition canvas” is a way to capture the main things that make up your proposition, who would buy it, and why.

5 Jobs-to-be-Done Examples to Help You Innovate with Confidence

The jobs-to-be-done framework is the most trendy innovation framework at the moment.

Why?

It helps to understand what causes people to buy a particular product.

You can use it in two ways:
1. To understand what people want in a specific market;
2. To create a compelling customer experience.

In this article, you’ll see a few examples of jobs to be done.

This will help you understand how to uncover the needs and desires of a market using the job. And how to think about the benefits and customer experience that should shape your value proposition.

7 Activities and Exercises for a Brilliant Innovation Workshop

Joining an innovation workshop is a big ask.

Your colleagues are busy so you need to make sure everything goes well.

How?

In these reflections, you’ll find out about useful activities that will help you design a successful innovation workshop.

As more people work remotely, most workshops happen online. I often get the question: “How do you do this online?”

4 activities to start your innovation workshop

The start of an innovation workshop is a chance to set the tone for the day.

How?

At this moment, you can remind the participants about:

Share of Customer: 5 Awesome Tactics to Increase Profit

In this article, you’re going to learn how to increase profit by growing your customer share.

I’ll tell you two things:

(1) Why focusing on share of customer is surprisingly better than increasing market share.

(2) 5 awesome techniques you can use to boost your customer share.

(All of this illustrated with real-life examples.)

The first sale is the hardest

When you want to sell a product to new prospects, your most difficult task is to win their trust. Your prospects need to trust you before buying from you. They must believe your story.

How to Give Constructive Feedback That Really Helps People

Give constructive feedbackSharing constructive feedback gives you this ability to guide your team members and help them learn and grow.

Unfortunately, we never learn how to give feedback. We assume that it is intuitive; and that you should naturally master this skill.

But in practice, giving feedback feels uncomfortable.

We even often avoid doing it…

[In these reflections, I focus on “individual feedback” given to a team member (e.g. superior, peer, or subordinate). This excludes traditional employee review, team performance check-in, and managing yourself with feedback analysis.]

Feedback is an undervalued tool.