There are certain things that never change and motivators tend to fall into two categories desires/wants or fear/anxiety. Both are shown in the diagram above in terms of changing behaviour. Desires and wants are the background to Outcome Driven Innovation and therefore Jobs to be Done generally. Tony Ulwick is quite categorical that the focus... Continue Reading →
There is a problem within the market research world that is particularly prescient for using the Jobs to be Done Framework quantitatively and in particular the Outcome Driven Innovation techniques created by Strategyn – namely the need to create online questionnaires that are mobile first. There has been some unwarranted criticism of the Likert scale... Continue Reading →
To be honest I dislike talking about large scale organisations as they tend not to be my customer base and often managers do not consider something to be their responsibility. However occasionally it is worth talking about such organisations because it is often clearer when the real needs and desires of customers are simply not... Continue Reading →
Longer post on the various jobs to be done techniques and how these can be used by any company to transform the way they do business.
"I don't know about you, gentlemen, but in Oxford I, at least, am known by my face" C M Bowra The now apochryphal story about legendary scholar Sir Maurice Bowra (CM Bowra) tells us a great deal about how, when you understand the job to be done, you can come up with an improved solution.... Continue Reading →
Whenever you interview people about needs statements or how they would improve a product or service at least one person says something akin to "Cheaper, Better, Faster". Such a statement is rarely possible to turn into any meaningful action because you have to interpret what each of the three words means. You are likely to... Continue Reading →
In the Grit Report (a report looking at the market research industry) one thing that always catches my eye - it is this table on what makes good research and it rarely changes in the way that skills needs do. To me, conducting the research is all about the basics- bias, sampling, validation etc. It... Continue Reading →
Theodore Levitt’s observation that people do not buy a drill bit, they buy a hole was one of the starting points for the Jobs to be Done (JTBD) theory, so it is no surprise that some companies in the industry inherently understand the basic tenants of the concept. The industry does suffer still from a... Continue Reading →