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Innovation Pathway Audit™

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What is an Innovation Pathway Audit™?

All businesses need to innovate to stay competitive and relevant to the needs of their customers.  However many find it difficult to do so on a consistent basis.  Innovation in most organisations is usually ad hoc, inconsistent and ineffectual.  This audit provides your business with important feedback about the attitudes and actions of staff and managers in relation to innovation so you can work out how best to move forward.   The Innovation Pathway Audit™ specifically helps you identify the barriers to innovation within your business so that you can then work out in what particular ways the business needs to adapt and change to become more consistently innovative.

Why use it?

Understanding the main barriers to innovation within your business enables you to identify where you need to focus your attention to achieve maximum effect.  Most innovation projects fail.  Often this is because limited resources are deployed in ineffective and ad hoc ways.  The output from the innovation pathway audit will provide you with a clear picture of those areas in which what the business is doing well and those areas where attention is required so that deploying your resources will have maximum effect.  This ‘innovation audit’ allows you to undertake a structured review of the innovation activities undertaken within an organisation you can then identify those actions needed to move this key management process towards best practice in the most efficient and cost effective way.

How do I use it?

Your management team or those individuals that are actively involved in innovation activities or processes individually complete an on-line survey, taking no longer than 30 minutes. This enables them to bring their collective capability and knowledge to the topic area. The results are analysed and presented to highlight key issues, opportunities and the actions needed to help move your approach to innovation forward.

When is it used?

The Innovation Pathway Audit™ can be used at any time by your organisation to assess whether or not you have put in place effective operational processes to drive consistent innovation activity across the business.

Where can I find more information?

The business performance Innovation Pathway Audit™ is available through Whether you are a client or a consultant, you will discover all you need to know.

Who creates the audits?

Experienced audit authors, who have senior corporate, consultancy, organisational performance benchmarking and change management backgrounds. Each of which have over thirty years’ experience of designing and implementing team development programmes. Their knowledge and experience is an invaluable resource.

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