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The Social Innovation Readiness Scorecard

By Waxgirl333 @waxgirl333

Here’s the  last of a small series of blog posts by Jeanne Bradford, a innovative leader with a track record at AOL, Cisco and Apple. Jeanne shares her wisdom and advice for accelerating innovation in today’s business environment.  B.

Below is a sample of the results of a Social Innovation Readiness Scorecard.  The boxes in gray indicate those areas where the mean value is less than 3.0.  The team will want to consider further preparation in these areas before launching a social implementation to increase the likelihood of success.

By analyzing the results of the self-assessment and collecting any further information, the facilitator should be able to create an an action plan. Your organization will have a prioritized list of initiative areas to improve the readiness of your social innovation efforts.

Jeanne Bradford

The Benefits of The Social Innovation Readiness Scorecard

  • Provides a new methodology for accelerating innovation and time to market in your product development organization

  • Identifies organizational strengths and weaknesses that will impact your probability of success
  • Helps you avoid mistakes in the implementation process
  • Creates a framework for managing the implementation of social solutions

Social technologies in the enterprise are not a fad, and have expanded beyond the marketing, customer service and training functions.  The best companies have started applying these technologies to product innovation, and in order to deliver innovative products to your customers faster, you should be too!

Jeanne Bradford is co-author of Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development and is a Principal of TCGen. She has delivered products for some of the industry’s best technology companies, including Apple, Cisco, and Texas Instruments. For more information about the book, the scorecard or the above mentioned study, please visit


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