We’ve seen several programs that have tried to scale before having the infrastructure and support in place to scale and it caused the death of programs with high potential. According to innovation leader, Coby Skonord, if you try to run before you walk, you’re setting yourself for failure. No one knows when you should scale. But you should watch out for signs.
Depending on your set goals and where you are with the metrics that matter for you and how you want to see progress on those measures, you can scale anytime. Coby also advised to take on projects through a process that resulted in tangible ROI at least 2 life cycles before scaling.
Innovation Management: Pro Tips on Scaling Your Innovation Program
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 60%
Design - 65%
Content/Script - 70%
Usability - 70%
This infographic presents some tips for growing a business's innovation program. The four actionable tips are presented in an effective format, and each is accompanied by an icon. While the visuals in the body of the infographic maintain a mostly consistent style, there are some aesthetic differences between the visual work of the infographic body and its header and footer. Additionally, the icons of the body feel connected to businesses and growth, but it's not clear at first glance how they connect to their associated copy. The copy's headlines maintain a consistent, action-driven format — a helpful approach for an infographic. However, the explanatory copy is a bit lengthy for this format. Overall, there's some helpful information here, but the infographic could benefit from some additional visual nuance. We'd give this a D.