A newly formed company (the result of a massive corporate reorganization) needed to create a corporate innovation group basically from scratch. Innovation was viewed as a critical competency of the new company and the core of a new corporate innovation team was formed from a few individuals who had innovation experience and were excited by being given a ‘blank sheet’ to create a corporate innovation capability.
One of the top priorities of the new group was to hire people with the right mindset, skills and experience to fill the various innovation roles. But what gaps did the current team need to fill? What are the appropriate roles for this team in these circumstances? These questions, among others, needed to be answered.