Maturity models are a simple but powerful tool applied across an ample range of business disciplines. Originally emerging out of quality management and software engineering, these conceptual models help assess the quality of certain processes or strategies; and identify opportunities and actions needed to move to the next stage in maturity (Wendler, 2012). However, there …
The leadership literature often emphasizes innovation coupled with disruption as a source of competitive advantage based on the assumption that, without it, organizations constrain social progress in organizations. We identify a new model that comprehensively considers not only disruptive innovation but also the social impact of future decision-making.
Risk Analysis for Initial Needs (RAIN): Improving a Time Zero Startup Plan through Resource Based Auditing (RBA) and a Launch Focused Strategy
Using the Risk Analysis for Initial Needs (RAIN) planning model and its resource-based audit (RBA) tool to support the creation of a time zero startup business plan will improve the perceived value of the startup plan to founders and stakeholders by identifying gaps between the needs and availability of the needed resources at time zero.