Innovation & Productivity Center Publications

2018

  1. Driving Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR? Executive Summary

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    This executive summary outlines what HR leaders must do to help their companies succeed in digital transformation, based on case studies of companies that have made digital transformation a strategic priority and conversations with many member companies.

  2. Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR Case Study—Assurant

    April 2018 | Case Studies

    Assurant’s digital strategy had many components, including several that are central to HR: culture change, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, skill development, and change management. HR was involved from the get-go.

  3. Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR Case Study—ING

    April 2018 | Case Studies

    As part of ING Group’s agile transformation, ING Belgium introduced new values, reassessed its talent supply, and trained employees in new ways of working.

  4. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: ASEAN/China Edition

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    CEOs in both the ASEAN region and China are dedicated to the creation of innovative, customer-centric, and inclusive workplace environments within their organizations.

  5. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age (Executive Summary)

    January 2018 | Key Business Issues

    As the global economy appears to have shaken off six years of stagnation, CEOs and C-Suite executives are increasingly acknowledging the need for radical reinvention.

2017

  1. Rethinking Innovation Spending: What the Data on Intangible Investment Reveals

    December 2017 | Research Report

    Businesses around the world face a need to better quantify the financial impact of their innovation investments. But our research reveals that companies miss up to four-fifths of their spending on innovation, making any accurate calculation of return difficult. This report outlines a holistic approach for more accurate assessment of innovation spending.

  2. Insights from Highly Innovative Companies: Results from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017

    November 2017 | Research Report

    High innovators think of innovation as a strategic imperative—not just as R&D. That’s just one of the highlights from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017.

  3. Driving Digital Transformation: Why Culture and Structure Matter/CEO Summary

    October 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Digital transformation means culture change. Read how L’Oréal, Travelex, Haier, GE, and other early adopters of digital transformation have cultivated risk-taking, experimentation, and openness to outsiders to stay ahead of new technologies and business models.

  4. Innovation and Intangibles

    July 2017 | Publication

    Intangible investment includes a wide array of spending, including expenditures toward human capital, scientific research, product research and development, market development, and organizational and management efficiency.

  5. Signposts of Innovation: A Review of Innovation Metrics

    May 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This working paper gives an overview of approaches to innovation measurement and dives more deeply into the metrics which can help businesses to track, monitor, and assess innovation performance. The Signposts of Innovation framework includes technology, digitization, environmental and social sustainability, customer experience and branding, internal innovation networks, and external innovation ecosystems.