Igniting Innovation: Tips, Sparks and Ideas for Acting on Innovation

Top 6 Frustrating Business Challenges

Posted by Lydia Carson on Aug 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Are you frustrated with business challenges like the following?  If so, surveys show you’re not alone.  Click on the business challenges below to watch videos from the Innovation Engineering curriculum to learn how innovation systems can knock out these challenges.

1. Administrative - Your internal administrative Lydia-frustrated_guyprocesses are slow and frustrating.

2. Decision Making - It's slow and painful to make decisions about moving innovation projects through the development process. 

3. Development Capacity - You don’t have enough internal capacity to develop the new products/services needed to meet your sales/profit goals. 

4. Customer Input - You don’t get adequate customer input to understand their problems and to vet ideas early in the innovation process. 

5. Education - You don't have a good system for teaching employees how to innovate.

6. Problem Solving - Innovation projects are delayed due to problems that take longer than anticipated to resolve.

Innovation Engineering is a new field of study taught at 20+ universities/colleges and at Innovation College using the patent-pending Cycles to Mastery teaching methodology.  Innovation Engineering systematically enables innovation by everyone, everywhere, everyday, resulting in increased speed to market and decreased risk.

Topics: innovation, innovation system

Lydia Carson

Written by Lydia Carson

Lydia is the Vice President of Innovation Engineering Systems at Eureka! Ranch. She is a straight shooter who is known for getting the job done and is excellent in her skill for helping others succeed. Around the Ranch she is known for her laser focus. Prior to joining the Ranch, Lydia’s corporate experience included working for Lexmark International and Ford Motor Company. Since joining the Ranch, she’s helped a diverse group of companies create breakthrough new products, services, and systems. To name just a few: Tyson Foods, Bush Brothers, Walmart, Pon, GOJO, The Edrington Group, Humana, and Toyota. Lydia received a mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Executive MBA program. She is passionate about learning and has received numerous certifications, including Innovation Engineering Black Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt. She received Outcome-Driven Innovation (ODI) training – which introduced the Jobs to be Done approach – from Tony Ulwick in 2006. Lydia applies her broad skills and experience when tackling any challenge that comes her way. Lydia is a lover of sailing and baseball who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Paul and two kids.

Welcome to the first blog from the Eureka! Ranch and Innovation Engineering Institute team.  Here you will find a diverse group of innovators dedicated to changing the world by transforming innovation from a random gamble to a reliable system that delivers increased innovation speed and decreased risk.


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