There's plenty of research that tells us one of the most common client criticisms today is the perceived lack of proactive innovation, but how do service providers address this effectively and stand out from the crowd?
In the world of technology, clearly, innovation is at the forefront, and although different sectors and organizations differ in the levels of acceptable risk, there is a common thread - they all want to know what innovations exist that can improve their business (and your) performance.
In Silicon Valley, "fail fast" is a common phrase which tells of the culture and recognition that to truly push the boundaries of innovation, then failure is okay but make sure failure is fast, and move on.
In other sectors like Higher Education (experimenters), in Healthcare (explorers), in Financial Services (cautionaries), Manufacturing (traditionalists), they all want to know about innovation but their level of acceptable risk is different.
Then, come to the pervasive corporate structure in traditional businesses. Leadership, senior managers, employees careers, salaries, and bonuses are not structured in a way to encourage risk taking on innovation, in fact, quite the opposite.
"These employment fundamentals are designed to reward steady, and predictable performance, and results. They are not typically designed to reward and encourage the types of risk takers you need to truly drive impactful and disruptive innovation."
That's why we created the 4xi Explorers Innovation Directory.
The 4xi Explorers Innovation Directory de-risks innovation for the individuals within your business, yet provides your organization with insights into what proven innovations are out there to drive your businesses innovation pipeline.
Our carefully curated list of innovators includes products, services, technologies, and things, all with one common criteria - that they can drive significant impact and business improvement.
From artificial intelligence, robotics, computer vision, or platforms that increase visibility. From employee health data that drives work experience design, big data and data analytics, to employee experience apps and food waste solutions. The Explorers Innovation Directory has a growing stable of innovations that will help you steer your business into the future.
All our Innovation Partners are selected for their proven ability to provide business impact, here are some of those delivered through the Explorers Innovation Directory Partners today:
Predictive clean air monitoring, providing confidence and safety.
Customer Experience: driving a culture of success and growth.
Point of sale that accelerates consumer transactions by 4X.
Pipeline tools to gain greater visibility and increase sales effectiveness.
Vacuuming robotics that remove dust particles by up to to 8X.
Maintenance as a Service (MaaS): reducing work orders and cost by up to 37%.
Employee Experience: better places to work, employee attraction and retention.
Food waste solutions that can reduce waste by 10%+.
Insights: a deeper understand of what employees really think, and feel.
Reduce food related purchasing costs by between 3% and 9%+.
TRUE NORTH: Win better, retain better business.
As go forward on our journey, we will continue our curation of Innovation Partners bringing tangible business benefit to our clients and partners.
Check out this video that features just three of our Innovation Partners:
If you would like access to a regular flow of a carefully curated Innovation Pipeline to impact your business, or if you are searching for a specific innovation to solve a specific dilemma, then the team at 4xi are here to help.
Stand out from the crowd and be recognized at the leading edge of innovation.
Whether you are a corporation seeking better effectiveness from your partners, a service provider seeking to accelerate your innovation pipeline, or a portfolio investor looking to drive efficiency, to learn more, reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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