Innovation consulting - any insight into this?

SWARM / Ops ApAu52
Aug 1, 2017 16 Comments

I'm curious about inno consulting. Curious if anyone has any insight on how the diff consulting firms are, like McKinsey (yes, they do innovation consulting), what the job descriptions are - like, the actual work, and related salaries. It really seems so diversified and unclear when I search online.

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  • CoreLogic / Product
    AIBP54

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    Probably seems unclear because innovation consulting is a crock of shit.
    Aug 1, 2017 3
    • Weak
      Aug 1, 2017
    • CoreLogic / Product
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      You obviously work for one of these garbage piles.
      Aug 1, 2017
    • FastSpring / Eng
      RickS_C137

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      Innovation consultants are the Deepak Chopra of corporate America
      Aug 1, 2017
  • Google tIcU55
    lol innovation consulting reminds me of those LinkedIn 'influencers' who post stupid shit pretending it's some sage advice.
    Aug 1, 2017 1
    • SWARM / Ops ApAu52
      OP
      I get it. Have you come across a better term or title?
      Aug 2, 2017
  • VMware ycys
    Look into IDEO's postings. It might have what you're looking for.
    Aug 2, 2017 3
    • SWARM / Ops ApAu52
      OP
      That's a great idea, I did that, their postings seem to be manager or creative execution level. I'm focusing a bit more on digital strategy and execution on products for large brands who aren't able to do this themselves. If IDEO had director level posts, that would hit the mark. I appreciate the response, thank you.
      Aug 2, 2017
    • VMware ycys
      In addition, maybe consider having a look at BCGDV (BCG's digital practice), Frog Design, and Innosight.

      There's a posting at BCGDV that might be relevant as well: https://jobs.lever.co/bcg/5494e73f-b1d0-48d6-999b-fd66a816ee71

      If you're looking to write up the JD, putting something together by reconstructing bullet points from various postings from these firms might work.
      Aug 2, 2017
    • SWARM / Ops ApAu52
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      Thank you! That's awesome
      Aug 2, 2017
  • I'd steer clear of calling it innovation per the knuckledragger above. It's a very charged term. If you're actually in innovation and understand the various inter related disciplines spanning from ethnography and experience design to product testing to governance I'd recommend finding where you're most comfortable and marketing yourself as a specialist in that area.
    Aug 1, 2017 3
    • SWARM / Ops ApAu52
      OP
      I'm putting together a job description for it, overall the role is digital strategy consulting (product, prototyping, market analysis, and then market testing with customers). This is done for both clients and internal products. That said, a description for "innovation consulting" and the needs involved has been elusive. If there's a better term I'm love to hear it!
      Aug 1, 2017
    • Yeah I'd focus on end to end product cycles. If u can get to pre commercializations testing you can market around product to launch.
      Aug 1, 2017
    • CoreLogic / Product
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      For us this type of work would fall under the Solutions Engineering moniker. However I'm not sure if it's common practice to have such a group.
      Aug 1, 2017
  • Biddlist bertha
    Apau dm me and I'll provide a bit of guidance on this space. A lot of the responses above are absurd.
    Aug 18, 2017 0
  • Ha! U guys..... kidders.
    Aug 1, 2017 0

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