So getting to know the health of anything usually requires some rigorous examination.

It is no different for understanding your innovation fitness. We explore fitness in many ways and some of these approaches are unique, exciting and 'dynamic'.

Any examination needs to follow a 'routine' methodical check up. In our view any initial innovation examination requires to explore four key 'health' indicators

1. The 'fit for purpose' in strategic and innovation intent, definitions of success, the core values, sense of mission .

2. What are the expectations and the environment you chose to compete in

3. What condition of 'readiness' in design, capabilities and capacity

4. Have the critical processes for creating success been laid in or still have critical gaps

The outcome are your initial examination results? These form the 'way forward' in discussions, resolution and design.