The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

After working through a number the one that held my attention and has become central to my thinking to take organizational practices forward was provided by a recent report from McKinsey “ How to create an agile organization ”. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

Utilitarian in its principles, seeking real-world use and implementation through a more creative, collaborative environment, leading to more discoveries that distinctly ‘blend’ the lab application with the customer discovery of unmet need.

Developing collaborative leadership styles

ImagineNation

With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. Taking the first steps towards facilitating creative collaborative conversations.

Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Little have released an interesting report, titled “ The Age of Collaboration “ The study does a good job in synthesizing the global state of play of corporate-startup collaboration and latest findings on success requirements for its implementation.

Creating a collaborative workplace culture

ImagineNation

Yet, according to Gallup , CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating a collaborative workplace culture. Compete or collaborate? Collaboration workplace culture examples.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

Agile Sprint: how it brings efficiency to your business

mjvinnovation

Agile practices transform business in multiple directions, providing powerful models of product and service creation, project management, and much more. In this article, you will understand what agile practices are, what benefits this approach offers to your company. You’ll also understand how Sprint’s approach, derived from Agile, can boost results. What are Agile Practices. More agility. Agile

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Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Engage Us. Engagement. More >> Images and Metaphors — Finding the Right Agile Organization Design. sized and larger organizations often struggle immensely with finding an organization design that allows them to grow and stay agile at the same time. About.

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The principles that you need to know about Agile Development

mjvinnovation

According to some of the principles, in order to obtain the best results, it is necessary to: Engage with corporate leaders, managers, and the user community; Have professionals who work well in teams and are committed to continually improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of projects; Set the essential elements to refactor and eliminate the technical gap of the chosen method; Among other factors. The Agile manifesto. Understanding Agile methods. Agile

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Expert Interview Series: Jennifer Riggins of Happy Melly On Growing Your Brand Using Collaboration And Innovation

IdeaScale

Happy workers aren’t just more productive, but they are more loyal to team and business, more innovative in an environment that lets them feel safe to experiment and risk failure, and they are more collaborative. How can creative collaboration help “value, attention, and credibility” to the parts of a partnership? What have been some particularly successful collaborations you’ve seen or taken part in? One run by Agile Coach and Supporter Josh Briggs.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

It is equally holding a new form of innovation back, one that is highly collaborative where partners come together to work on more complex problems. Such a learning platform will also facilitate collaborative action and the new partnership between companies and governments.

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The ability to tackle those larger societal problems within an ecosystem, or combine unique resources to overcome a complex challenge you are incapable of solving alone, do have greater potential in a collaborative adaptive system.

How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Thus, organizations that use EVM for project management are more suited to an agile environment. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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How building Staff Capability can improve Employee Engagement

HunchBuzz

How encouraging staff to undertake qualifications can boost employee engagement. Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. This is why organisations need to develop their employees and design a more agile working process.

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

When I overlaid my own strategic change experience and compared notes with the agile operating model approach that my team and I have developed at AllChange, I confess I struggled with some of the concepts within the book from a ‘how can it be practically applied’ point of view.

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How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

This has not been as well recognized as it is today when we attempt to make any transition, form the old ways of doing business to the new one that is highly connected, collaborative and based on our growing reliance on technology and ‘everything’ digital.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. They are reliant on engaging others, focusing on their specialized areas to hand over their time to innovation.

Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

I had worked with SCRUM before, done training with Ken Schwaber (author 1 and co-founder of the Agile Alliance) and knew a few things from experience about how to achieve some success integrating a design team within SCRUM. Where did Agile come from?

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Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

There is a real need for a broader ecosystem approach that taps into a constellation of diverse and specialized players that all come together around a particular challenge, collaborating to deliver growing complex solutions that offer real growth value for the client.

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What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I was catching up with my collaborate and sparring partner on “all things innovating”, Jeffrey Phillips and within our recent conversation, some of our discussions sort of triggered a reflection back to some fundamental work we undertook some years back.

Customer Experience, Associate Engagement, and Continuous Improvement: A Virtuous Circle

Planview Spigit

Today, serving as Chief Solutions Architect at Spigit, I have had the opportunity of late to interview our clients who have applied collaborative ideation with their front-line employees. To understand the connection that clients make between collaborative ideation, continuous improvement, and the customer experience. Engagement serves as a sanity check for what’s important. Engagement serves as the basis for continuous improvement. Do you remember your first real job?

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

Those of dealing with greater ambiguity, of building in the needs of agility, higher levels of flexibility, curiosity and the willingness to explore and experiment and take increasing risk. It needs to be more agile and flexible.

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Top 8 Digital Workplace Trends for 2019

Acuvate

New digital technologies have improved the way we analyze data, collaborate with employees, communicate and make decisions. Progressive employee engagement. Read More: Millennial Engagement in the workplace: 4 Actionable Tips.

Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

To develop a completely new site requires several teams to collaborate and this can be difficult. This case study shows how the ComputerWeekly user experience team integrated with an agile development group. At this point the development team maintained the site with an agile process.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing blurred boundaries, digital is raising the stakes and fear of missing out, it is upping the speed at which others are competing with new concepts, ideas, and engagement with customers.

How building staff capability can improve employee engagement

HunchBuzz

Employee engagement is one of the main priorities for organisations today. Employees working in these companies have some of the highest job satisfaction rates in the world and employee engagement is off the charts. It just goes to show that if you make the effort to cultivate your employees, you could see massive improvements and increased employee engagement will lead to talented and loyal employees. Successful organisations like Google, Microsoft and Mars Inc.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating. How is startup engagement organized in corporate settings?

Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

The whole process is highly dynamic and reliant on the ‘network effect’, and the job of the innovator is to translate this and respond in fast, nimble, agile ways, to fulfill the needs and capitalize in responsive ways. As we start to think about the next year, (is it here already?)

Qmarkets & Amer Sports – An Innovative Partnership that Created Unprecedented Employee Engagement

Qmarkets

Amer decided to partner with Qmarkets to build and expand innovation projects that would serve the company at present and in the future, as the Qmarkets team had the agility, the capability and the speed to meet Amer’s changing needs with a variety of targeted innovation solutions.

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Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

I like this extract from the New York Times: “ Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal- often innovation, problem-solving or efficiency. Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery.

Evaluating Crowdsourcing – offering a bright future?

Paul Hobcraft

I like this extract from the New York Times: “ Crowdsourcing is the practice of engaging a ‘crowd’ or group for a common goal- often innovation, problem solving or efficiency. Crowdsourcing has been growing in interest for some time to change our thinking in innovation discovery.

Idea management – driving workforce empowerment and bottom-up innovation

Wazoku

It’s no secret that happy, engaged and empowered employees, are more productive, perform better and have greater commitment to their role and company. To be innovative is to be dynamic, agile and progressive and while not every business is truly innovative, many claim to be.

Ready to Drive Global Innovation?

InnovationManagement

Yet there is one question that is surprisingly overlooked in many circles - how will leaders and teams innovate and collaborate in a changing business world? Organization & Culture agile team communicate customer needs digitally connected environment engage global collaboration global innovation listen multicultural innovation recognize respond

Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

In opening up to managing within ecosystems you begin to see your ability to contribute and tackle societal problems within a collaborative system. You begin to see the power, scale and strength of having the collective collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional thinking design.

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

No one organization can keep pace, has enough resources or can cover off solutions that solve “universal” problems or even ones in a diverse, huge Corporation collaborating across a global business where functional groups involved are far more diverse than ever before.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing a significant acceleration of innovative collaborations through ecosystems. A more opening out, forming more connections into customers, engaging with them.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

Examples: Business model development, platform/ecosystem innovation, basic technology research & development, startup engagement, innovation intelligence. It requires integration of optimization and adaptation by means of an operationally embedded, agile organizational structure.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

We are moving towards a new management of innovation where ‘greater’ collaboration is fueling new business models built on platforms, formed around ecosystems of communities with vested interest, contributing and extracting value.

Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design

Paul Hobcraft

Can we find ways to be highly adaptable, agile and fluid in grabbing and taking the parts of the innovation system and constructing them into that design and process that works for that specific challenge? We need to design our systems to be highly agile.

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Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

The blurring of our lives, of the breaking down of the different old industry demarcations, the blending of government, corporate and social engagements is giving increasing voice to each of us as individuals, all happening due to this exponential set of connections.

Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

To succeed in today’s networked economy, businesses must participate in dynamic, evolving networks of diverse organizations based around platforms and ecosystems offer the fertile ground for collaboration and transformation.

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