For companies around the world and in practically all industries, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the urgency of innovation. To help leaders derive business value from their investments in innovation, a team of experts from Boston Consulting Group delves into the “readiness gap”: the lack of capabilities and processes that would enable organizations to gain benefit from innovation. This insight-rich, data-informed white paper draws on survey responses gathered for BCG’s Most Innovative Companies 2021 report. The paper’s 17 authors include 13 BCG managing directors and partners.
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Konstantinos Apostolatos, Ramón Baeza, Michael Ringel, Michael Brigl and Deborah Lovich are managing directors and senior partners at Boston Consulting Group. Justin Manly, Matthias Kruehler, Rahool Panandiker, David Allred, Sandra Deutschländer, Charles Gildehaus, Christopher Stutzman and Lauren Taylor are managing directors and partners. Wendi Backler is a partner and director, innovation analytics and IP. Norihiko Sano is an associate director. Johann Harnoss is an associate director, innovation. Matthias Schmidt is global topic senior manager.
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