Business skills planning

Implementing any innovation requires access to the right skills and capability. Whether it is researching and prototyping a new product, designing a new brand, introducing a new service or totally transforming the way you do business, technical skills, creative skills, leadership and management skills are needed to successfully innovate.

Some of these skills will be internally sourced and will be part of your current business capability. Others will need to be developed or acquired through hiring new talent, or forming partnerships or collaborations with other firms which have the capability you lack.

The first step is to identify the skills that are required. This means developing a clear understanding of the business's needs now and in the future, and defining the capability that is needed to meet those needs.

This guide outlines the steps you can take to build innovation skills into your business.