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Focused on maximising your business ecosystem? Visualisation is vital.

Large organisations increasingly realise the importance of developing partnerships and building out ecosystems. Used well, ecosystems enhance and accelerate innovation; enabling the rapid development of new products and services to generate new revenue streams from customers old and new.

Customer-led design won’t lead you somewhere new

Customer-led design is an accepted norm these days; a go-to approach for innovation teams. But there’s a fundamental flaw in customer-led design when you’re trying to take a real leap forward: customers can’t lead you there.
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Coming of age: 18 years of WF

9th January 2021 marked Wilson Fletcher’s 18th birthday. The coming-of-age party we’d planned obviously won’t be happening (our 21st definitely got a scale-up) but it’s an amazing milestone for us to hit. Some reflections on the journey so far…

Service-led strategy 101

Our work here at WF has been based on the principles of service-led strategy for many years. We’ve written and spoken about it before but given how central it has become to our work, it’s long overdue a simple explanation and an overview of why it’s the only way to build modern businesses fit for the digital economy.
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Why healthy companies don’t see the cliff edge coming

The last decade is littered with companies brought low by an unexpected disruption, but avoiding the same fate doesn’t require a crystal ball. A new perspective on what a healthy company looks like is the key to preventing calamity.

How The Times’ success was built on more than big ideas

A decade on from our original work with iconic news brands The Times and The Sunday Times, we consider an overlooked but critical quality needed for step-change transformation — and why achieving overnight success may take longer than you expect.

If you want to design the future, don’t start in the past

Genuinely innovative services inspire new behaviours in customers. The best way to conceive the kind of breakthrough ideas that make this possible is to free yourself from the past. In this article we discuss why current state analysis can stop you achieving a bold step forward.