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« Back to Membership ProfilesFloortje Blindenbach-Driessen

Founder & CEO
Organizing for Innovation LLC
8300 Greensboro Drive L1 # 627

Email: fblinden@organizing4innovation.com
Website: organizing4innovation.com

Position Description / Responsibilities:

Dr. Blindenbach-Driessen is the founder and director of Organizing4Innovation LLC. Her passion for innovation management and new service development in the professional service industries made her start Organizing4Innovation. She teaches courses related to innovation management and strategy implementation for executive education programs around the globe. Her research focuses on the innovation challenges and opportunities of professional service organizations. Her work has appeared in academic journals such as Research Policy, IEEE transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. Dr. Blindenbach-Driessen championed many innovation projects while working for the Fluor Corporation and for Children’s National Medical Center. She coached professionals in their innovation endeavors in engineering firms (Tauw and Tebodin), system integrators (Fluor, CGI), consultancies (Deloitte, PWC, and IG&H), law firms (Baker&McKenzie, Loyens and Loeff, Conway), research centers (Barco and NXP), health care (Children’s National Medical Center, Mediq), and entrepreneurship programs (NSF I-Corps, DC I-corps and Accelerate DC).

Company / Organization Profile

Overview:

Organizing for Innovation LLC is proud to offer the first new service development approached tailored to the needs of the professional services. Existing approaches do not match the need of these organizations because of: • The pivotal role of professionals • The complexity and intangibility of innovative ideas and new services • The need to have in-depth knowledge of the profession to champion new service development projects • The unique organizational hierarchies and decision making structures

Location(s) / Subsidiaries:

Tysons Corner

Products / Services:

Interphasing is for you if you hired the smartest and your employees, not products, are the main asset of your organization. Interphasing facilitates selecting and prioritizing projects, evaluating ideas, and implementing innovations in practice, by making teams the core of the innovation process. It lets your front-line professionals drive the new service development, acknowledging the complexity of your services, organizational hierarchy, and decision making processes.

Number of Employees:

1 full time