Progress in Adoption of Innovations for Consumer Intelligence
William MacElroy, SOCRATIC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
- Asked individuals to indicate how innovative their organization is (not themselves)
- market research innovation is very highly associated with technology, some techniques
- only 6% of client side companies in market research are innovators, 35% are visionaries who appreciate and promote
- innovation is desired for time management – methodological
- stakeholder acceptance determines whether innovation happens [SOOO frustrating. One negative person holds everyone back.]
- does your innovation have an innovative mindset – always know about the next best thing, accepting of new ideas, likes what adopting innovation says about you
- people are frightened that chance will cause a change in their organization structure, how will the organization accommodate these things, no one knows where the innovation sites [in social listening, does it sit with marketing? with PR? with research?]
- everyone has a similar view of what innovation is what they differ on whether they are accepting of it
- risk averse people feel innovation gets suppressed, feel it is expensive, too much effort. what they are doing is good enough. they are fearful.
- where do people learn about innovation? from their colleagues
- very little innovation research is being driven by vendors, it’s being driven by colleagues
- most innovators are smaller, younger companies because institutional bureaucracy sets in otherwise. there is a lot for a large company to risk if they try something new
- forget the word innovation – talk about unique, different research experience
- [interesting details on the slides, worth getting a copy]