The first approach is to do an “enterprise request for proposal”. Here, Siemens will solicit help from other industry experts in order to produce a custom solution that can be incorporated into an existing tool set.
The second approach is to use case study solution to develop the solution, and then implement it through the process. In this approach, you’ll need to incorporate a top-down approach with a middle-to-bottom approach.
The third approach that Siemens can take is to consult with the Harvard Business Review, where they are willing to help the company develop a solution that will not only help the firm move forward, but also one that can also help the clients who come to them. Because of the branding of HBR and its reputation, this is usually the best approach for companies who have not had the opportunity to do custom development internally.
The problem with cases is that the first step is usually to define the problem, then select the question or issues that will be addressed by the case study solution. The second step is to collect the data (by the use of cases), and then to convert that data into a report that’s ready for integration into the company’s system.
While HBR’s Case Study Solution programs provide a toolkit for cases, there are certain challenges that come with using their program. Some of these include:
Given that, there’s no telling how well a company can use it. For companies who do not know how to engage, these types of case studies are not always the best approach to take.
There are companies who may already have a process in place for case studies, and they may not want to reinvent the wheel. And there are other firms who are trying to do more with less, and they would prefer to keep it simple.
This is where Open Innovation at Siemens comes in. In order to get an insight into what Open Innovation at Siemens is all about, let’s look at a few examples of cases that Siemens has used to help make them better.
Case Study Help: A SEW research company was working with a manufacturer of standard issue footwear to determine whether or not to change a popular style of shoe. They discovered that there were potential health risks associated with wearing such shoes, so they launched a study to identify whether or not wearing such shoes could actually be safe.
Case Study Solution: It was discovered that many plant workers could not read or write. The company needed to provide case-study assistance to make it easier for employees to learn new skills and increase their learning rate, so they developed a program where they invited a team of neuroscientists to work with them on a project.
As you can see, the Siemens Approach is one that allows for flexibility and creativity. With a little bit of thinking, and creativity, any company can find solutions that help get Open Innovation at Siemens rolling.