Innovation is often what separates successful organisations from the pack.
Our Imagination in Business research sets the scene for the innovation landscape in New Zealand.
Innovation sits at the heart of the knowledge economy. It’s the goal of investment in Research and Development and a cornerstone of economic development.
In the nation of Number 8 wire mentality, an innovative culture is assumed. In 2009, this assumption was validated by New Zealand being ranked 9th on the Global Innovation Index. Ten years later and we have slipped back to 25th place. Clearly, resting on a culture of innovation is no longer sustainable.
As a business, Redvespa has always been curious. This characteristic saw us undertake some research to ensure we kept pace with the business landscape, research which would allow us to keep developing our skills, that we could continue to work with others to unleash potential.
We didn’t want to just do any research, however. It had to resonate with our communities. It had to give context to the business environment in New Zealand. The starting point was creativity, but it felt too generic. It had been done before. There had to be something with more potential.
Something more imaginative.