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Innovate.

Welcome, Innovators.

Kuczmarski Innovation is the leading management consulting firm specializing in the development of innovative new products, services, business models, and branding strategy in order to help clients manage growth profitably.

Since 1983.

Harness the Power of Innovation

We help organizations around the world leverage innovation to fuel their growth strategies, development processes, and cultures to empower disruptive growth.

We Drive Innovation Success

Take a look at some of the ways we have helped companies across industries activate innovation.

Innovation Unleashed: Building a culture that drives sustained growth

So what’s the key to creating an innovation culture in which companies realize a robust return on their innovation investments? Our research homed in on a set of companies that have strong innovation cultures and the performance to prove it—we call them Innovation...

Innovation: Lessons From a Year of Disruption

If a business could move so quickly to adapt when the pandemic hit, how can it keep that spirit of innovation alive to drive success in the future? Businesses that survived the pandemic have been through a crash course in survival. When business as usual was not an...

Are You Ready to Lead?

While many clinical trial professionals struggle with the lack of clear career paths in the industry, there are tools, tactics, and best practices to help spot and leverage new opportunities. In this occasional series, we’ll hear from leading experts both in and...

Why Human Resource Management Is Necessary for Business Success

  For a business to effectively recruit, retain and manage its employees, it must take a contemporary approach on human resource management, or HRM. HumanResourcesEDU defines HRM as a concept that involves “overseeing all things related to managing an...

How to Innovate Your Innovation

Looks to me like the curtain on the innovation theater is about to come down. At 1871, the Chicago incubator I ran, we called the constant parade of well-intentioned but largely clueless visitors and the accompanying startup charade the "entrepreneurial petting zoo"....

Kuczmarski Innovation and Illinois Tech’s Kaplan Institute to Launch New Executive Education Course: Managing and Activating Innovation

- Program to Be Announced February 27 at Chicago Innovation Event, Innovator's Guide to Chicago at the Kaplan Institute - Unique Program Design Includes Development of Innovation Project CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago-based innovation consulting...

Building Trust: Critical Currency in a Competitive Job Market

Trust in major institutions is at an all-time low. The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed 9-point drop in trust among the general public—and a 23-point drop among the “informed public.” “The United States is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust,” said Richard...

Workplace Culture

Around Phifer’s manufacturing center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, it’s not unusual to see the company CEO, Beverly Phifer, walking through the plant, greeting employees by name, and taking time to chat. It’s all part of a family-oriented culture that can be traced to the...

4 Employee Communication Mistakes — and What to Do Instead

Communication is often viewed as a simplistic, innate ability. Unfortunately, many leaders don't have a natural ability to successfully communicate with employees. A study by Quantum Leadership Group found that 'clearly communicating expectations' (56 percent) and...

Shortcuts – Susan Kuczmarski

In this episode of the School of Thought Shortcuts Podcast, Susan Kuczmarski discusses the intersection of leadership, communication, and education. Here are some practical, useful, applicable insights into culture and innovation.   Listen to the podcast at this...

“Innovation creates new value for customers by solving their real-world problems. We help companies capture that value.”

Tom Kuczmarski

President & Founder, Kuczmarski Innovation

Our Key Services

Develop an Innovation Strategy

Chart a path to future growth and strengthen your competitive advantage.

Create New Products & Services

Identify and leverage unmet customer/consumer needs to create a portfolio of disruptive new opportunties.

Foster an Innovation Culture

Align the organization under a clear, values-driven culture to engage employees and inspire an innovation mindset.

Discover What’s Possible

Let’s talk about your innovation goals.