IT’S TIME TO GET INNOVATIVE AGAIN!
News has dropped into the Fidelity Newsletter inbox stating that innovation has been put on the back burner during the pandemic. According to research by business performance consultancy Ayming Group, Covid-19 has prevented 31per cent of businesses from innovating, which stresses how important it is for businesses to keep up with market changes.
We couldn’t agree more!
The third annual International Innovation Barometer (IIB) – based on a survey of 585 senior executives – reveals an air of confidence regarding Research & Development (R&D). Most businesses are proud of how they have reacted to the pandemic, with 36 per cent saying they have successfully innovated to make minor adjustments to their business, whereas one in four say they have fully adapted to seize Covid-19 related opportunities.
However, businesses must be wary of disruption. It’s clear that the pandemic has accelerated innovation in most markets, as agreed by 82 per cent of businesses, with a quarter of all firms saying that this acceleration has been drastic. Despite this, 69 per cent believe they are innovating enough to keep up with the changes in their market. The confidence may be misplaced.