Arthur D. Little was asked to review and benchmark the client’s existing innovation schemes (idea generation and innovation awards). The client was an offshore Oil & Gas producer in Abu Dhabi.
The project needed to be carried out within three weeks because the client was required to implement ADL’s recommendations before launching the new scheme. One of the main challenges was to understand the innovation performance/need in each business unit.
The project was divided into four analysis pieces. Firstly, an Innovation Excellence Study was conducted. Secondly, the Innovation Culture of the firm was assessed. Thirdly, the innovation process and other relevant organizational processes were thoroughly reviewed. Lastly, International Benchmarking of idea generation and innovation awards was conducted.
Arthur D. Little highlighted the impact of each recommendation on the result of the firm’s innovation excellence score, recommended quick wins which could be implemented for the launch of the new scheme and supported the implementation of measures for the new scheme. After the conclusion of the Arthur D. Little engagement, the client was furnished with a profound understanding of its innovation culture and the differences among business units, age group and career levels that was previously lacking.