There is such a thing as too big to fail, but not for the reasons you think. For many companies, scale has become the enemy of agile innovation (think legacy companies versus startups). And when the ability to innovate fast is limited, growth is hindered. Accenture Strategy research shows that only 19 percent of organizations have complete confidence in their operating model’s ability to keep pace. The culprits? A host of typical large-company staples, from cumbersome business processes to lethargic product lifecycles. The following moves can spur the creation and creativity of digital innovation hubs throughout your company.
Explore the four moves below to see how you can hack growth and creativity.
Build a flexible roadmap that adapts to a complex array of possibilities and real-time changes.
Thanks to its dynamic digital roadmap, a global lubricants business is now able to disrupt its six-month plan every three months—a big leap forward compared to the company’s traditional annual planning cycle.
Start your product or service development with an experimental mindset by focusing on small batches of activity and using advanced analytics to inform your next step.
Growth hacking’s true potential can be unlocked within a company’s internal systems. Google’s People Operations team use an analytics-driven approach to enhance employee experience, one iteration and data point at a time.
Bring together cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams to address a specific customer issue or opportunity.
By acting like mini start-ups, Spotify’s scrum teams come together in a loose yet coordinated structure that can be easily scaled without sacrificing autonomy or quick decision-making.
Form strategic partnerships that enable new customer offers for both the organization and its partners.
Shell opted out of extensive hardware upgrades at its UK gas stations and instead partnered with PayPal to enable a new fill-up-and-go system. Customers use a mobile app to fuel up and pay.
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