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 ”. This report has been part of a broader ‘agile’ series from them but this one specifically gave me my necessary anchor point, to move forward with my own design thinking for agility and innovation. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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Cultivating Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

Outlining the benefits of adopting a business eco-system accelerates the innovation process, reduces the risks inherent in innovation, and engages the entire organization as “co-ideators” and broader ecosystem in the innovation effort. Continue reading → Creativity Culture & Values Innovation culture education innovation agility Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership Open Innovation

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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities. Also today our organizations are falling behind in their innovation.

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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Are you looking for a way to optimize your innovation strategy? The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born. Agile methods have since been adopted by a multitude of non-technology industries that are applying its principles and core values to project management initiatives. Implementing Agile Methodology.

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Cultivating A DEI Garden Where Seeds of Innovation Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

To thrive from unprecedented challenges and sustain organic growth in a globally competitive environment, we must leverage innovation as a driving force, along with agility, adaptability and resilience. Many studies around innovation lean into the technical and process side of the equation but barely explore the cultural aspect — a sustainable foundation of innovation. Research proves time and again that there exists a powerful connection between innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion; our challenge is to build a vital cornerstone for change by optimizing that connection. That is where nurturing a cultural foundation for innovation starts. This article aims to call out some critical aspects of achieving that goal by connecting the dots of evidence-based research, corporate practices, and personal reflection.

Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. Given the initial slow pace of exponential change, it makes sense that agility is the established tool of many organizations—the act of reaction. Moreover, many organizations see agility as the single most important strategy to use when dealing with digital disruption.

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Why Cultivate Innovation Agility?

Innovation Excellence

I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making – the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant accelerating planning by making fast decisions that did not need to be “perfect”.

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The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum. Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. The result was the Agile Manifesto, a set of 12 guiding principles for software development. Agile as an umbrella. One key takeaway from meeting with Arie, and that we both agreed on, was that Agile is not a method.

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Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Wazoku

At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. I think that trust underpins a lot of the challenges we face as businesses when it comes to innovation. What does innovation mean to you or your organisation?

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Planbox Acquires Imaginatik Creating an Agile Innovation Powerhouse

Imaginatik

Planbox, the pioneering provider of AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management software, and Imaginatik, the #1 ranked leader in Corporate Innovation Management according to Forrester Research, will join forces to seize on the innovation boom. Under the agreement, Planbox will acquire all of the assets of Imaginatik Plc (LON:IMTK) related to its Enterprise Innovation Management platform and global operations.

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Organizational Agility Requires Psychologically Safe Teams

Innovation Excellence

Culture & Values Innovation Leadership Psychology Corporate Culture psychological safety StrategyPsychological safety is the absence of fear of exclusion or loss of status for being one’s self and openly expressing one’s thoughts and opinions. You can tell a team, operational group, or organizational environment is psychologically safe when its members are comfortable with open discussion of their most significant shortcomings Such environments do not focus on.

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Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

Join Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director from IDC, as he reveals key insights from his recent research on the importance of collaboration, and discover how you can drive sustainable results through teamwork within your organization.

Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet this discernible link is too often overlooked and it is exactly this refusal to acknowledge the compatibility of innovation and agile processes that frequently leads to innovation failures.

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Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been around consulting just long enough to have "broken the rules" in the business process re-engineering wave, the ERP wave, the CRM wave, the Six Sigma wave, the innovation wave and now the digital transformation wave. My favorite set of rules was put forward by Peter Drucker, who said a business had only two imperatives: marketing and innovation. Flexible and agile models will simply incorporate the best parts of new thinking and new engagement models on the fly.

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The office of the future: how to enable an agile work environment

The Future Shapers

If well implemented, agile working can revolutionize the work-life attitudes and balance of the next generations. By engaging the workforce at all levels and empowering individuals to make choices, agile working has the power to spur creativity, favour communication, generate motivation and improve well-being. In the last decades, we have been exposed to major technological shifts and innovations, which have inevitably and permanently affected our private and professional lives.

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Integrating Agility with Stability to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

Interestingly, in those days, the focus was on stabilising innovation entrepreneurial businesses through conventional business management practices. collaboration culture Design Innovation change Creativity Customers education ideas Innovation Management Management organization Strategy

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Agile Coach: What is the role of this professional?

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will see what exactly agile coach does, what benefits it can bring and how to take it to your company. What an Agile Coach does within an Agile team. Agile Coach helps train corporate teams in agile methodology and oversees team development to ensure effective results. This professional is responsible for guiding teams during the implementation process and has the task of encouraging employees and leadership to adopt the agile methodology.

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The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Just a few examples of high-profile market leaders that publicly attribute their ongoing innovation successes to their commitment to digital experimentation. Google understands that an innovator wants to see his/her idea all the way through to completion. Incremental innovation over radical innovation. There is a growing trend across businesses towards rapid, low-risk innovations. Innovation agility enables reduced times to market.

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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods? The importance of an agile mindset in companies.

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4 Ways Agility Protects the Status Quo (And 5 Reasons Anticipation is Better)

Daniel Burrus

Organizations that have adopted an anticipatory mindset and culture enjoy a variety of powerful advantages over those that rely on strategies that simply aren’t as effective as they once might have been. Agility is one such strategy—the often vaunted capacity to react to change as quickly as possible to address problems and changing market conditions. Does that make agility an extinct dinosaur? Why Agility Is No Longer Enough. Being agile would not have helped.

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Harness Collective Genius: Develop learning agility!

Innovation Excellence

When I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise. education change collaboration Creativity culture Customers Design Disruptive Innovation failure ideas Innovation Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Leadership success

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Organizational Agility Entails Complementary Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Recently, I’ve come across a couple of posts and articles debating on the question: In order to increase agility, should organizations aim to become more nimble across their existing structures or should they capitalize on separated units/ventures – such as Innovation or digital labs – being dedicated to initiate and develop explorative ideas and opportunities? Improving organizational agility entails complementary transformation and innovation streams.

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The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

Innovation Excellence

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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. This helps organizations become more resilient and more innovative. Agile

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To be agile you have to align your organisational structures vertically

Innovation Excellence

collaboration culture InnovationI was working for an international jewellery firm. The grandson had called me in to talk about the succession planning in their family business. After a long conversation about some of the dysfunctional dynamics in the family, I asked to see the organisational structure. I soon noticed that over the years friends and family had.

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Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. Modul II – From ideas to opportunities / Ideation, concepting, innovation culture. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works.

Remote Transformation: Working remotely requires cultural change

mjvinnovation

To overcome it, we must be agile, collaborative, and remote. New times call for a new mindset, a new culture, and new ways of dealing with processes and routines. What was innovative has become obsolete. This is the perfect opportunity to build a new culture together. No matter what stage your corporation is at, you need to understand that the new normal will require plunging headlong into cultural change that embraces remote work. The key here is agility.

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Why Your Corporate Culture Matters

Daniel Burrus

As I travel around the world working with executives from a wide range of businesses, I find it very interesting that some understand the value of, and take great pride in, their corporate cultures, while others don’t give them much thought. Corporate culture has been the subject of many articles and books for years—and with good reason. The competitive advantage that is shaped by your corporate culture cannot be replicated. Corporate Culture—Yours and Yours Alone.

Agile Innovation Manager Training

ITONICS

We offer a training to become an Agile Innovation manager in cooperation with our partners from Innovation Alliance. This modular training program ensures that you benefit from the Innovation Alliance’s many different fields of expertise and leads to the title of Agile Innovation Manager. Modul II – From ideas to opportunities / Ideation, concepting, innovation culture. get an insight into how Agile Innovation Management really works.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy. If you’re looking at your organization and wondering where to start to foster a more innovative workplace culture, here are forty articles to go deeper into the topic. An innovative workplace culture: #1 Provides Direction. It’s vital to point your innovation strategy in a direction.

How agile practices can solve remote team management problems

mjvinnovation

In this article, you will reflect on the challenges of remote team management and how agile practices can help you make the transition efficiently. Here are the main challenges you’ll face: C orporate culture. Company culture takes time to adapt to remote life. Agile’s best practices to manage your team remotely. There are many agile methodologies incorporated in the management of even the most varied remote teams. Sprints are the key to managing an Agile team.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility. According to a recent McKinsey survey , one of the biggest differentiators between agile organizations and non-agile organizations is a commitment to actionable strategic guidance.

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Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

Braden Kelley

It is not too often that the leader of a Fortune 500 gives you an insight into how their company achieves competitive advantage in the marketplace in a letter to shareholders, instead of launching into a page or two of … Continue reading → culture Innovation Leadership Management agility Amazon customer centric customer focus Decision Making dispute resolution disruption Jeff Bezos organizational agility organizational culture Velocity

Creating a Culture of Human-Centered Innovation

Inceodia

To thrive, innovation requires a culture that supports human-centered exploration and experimentation. Rogue corporate entrepreneurs are not effective at the kind of repeatable innovation a business needs for continuous improvement and growth. While the passion and drive of employees is a necessary part of innovation, it is not sufficient. Innovation needs to be an intentional part of an organization’s culture. Human Centered Innovation.

Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Images and Metaphors — Finding the Right Agile Organization Design. In today's volatile business environment, companies need be able to react quickly to unforeseen circumstances and to turn challenges into innovative opportunities. Mid–sized and larger organizations often struggle immensely with finding an organization design that allows them to grow and stay agile at the same time. Agile organizations display equal shares of balance and structure.

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3 Key Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning and Development

CMOE

Recent research has highlighted how the Learning and Development (L&D) landscape is chock full of innovative practices. L&D professionals provide some key strategies that illustrate how the journey to fostering a culture of innovation throughout your organization can start in the training room. Staying at the forefront of this innovative environment is a key factor in retaining your organization’s competitive edge. Get Comfortable with Innovative Technology.

Corporate Innovation: from a reactive to a creative culture

ideas4allinnovation

The former condemns organizations to a form of staticism (or simply failure); the latter drives organizations to become more agile, innovative and capable of adapting to challenges. As we already saw, agility is one of the competitive advantages that define today’s companies, according to McKinsey, as well as an accelerator of corporate innovation. Corporate Innovation: a common concern for all. Corporate Innovation with internal and external resources.

What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Organizational Culture?

ImagineNation

I recently met with a client, who was seeking our ideas, information and input towards what might be involved in cultivating a “fail fast” organizational culture. The post What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Organizational Culture? Innovation Blog Culture Education Experimentation fear of failure Innovation innovation agility innovation coaching innovation culture innovation leadership

Accelerating Innovation Learning Pathways

Innovation Excellence

Having failed to successfully engage, train and retain a few millennials in my global innovation culture consulting, education and coaching business, I hit the proverbial pause button, and asked myself, why isn’t it working out? Build Capability Change Culture & Values Europe Innovation Co-creating Conversations Conversational Agility Disruptive Innovation failure future Innovation Conversations Innovation Management innovative thinking Learning Theory U

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

As reiterated by Tim Kastelle in the previous post , it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both are equally important. This suggests following a dual approach for balanced corporate innovation management. In the following, I will outline a model that attempts to help organizations implement a dual approach to innovation management.

Building an Innovative Company Culture

Taivara

Building an Innovative Company Culture. Identifying and Eliminating Conformity, the Enemy of Innovation. The reason: before you can disrupt an industry, you need to disrupt your own company culture first. Let our team of non-conformists help you build your innovative company culture. A conformist company culture stifles innovation and breeds weakness. This problem was well described in the classic book, The Innovator’s Dilemma.

Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture

ImagineNation

In last month’s blog What does it mean to cultivate a fail fast organizational culture we shared what typically happens when people experience failure, and how important it is to uncouple people’s fears about failure and to support and enable them to “normalize” it. How cultivating a fail fast culture enables organizations to survive, flow and flourish involves interpreting and applying failures as manifestations of learning and exploration rather than trying to avoid or out-think them!

Agile Innovation in a Nutshell

Integrative Innovation

The notion of Agile seems to be on everybody’s lips these days. Studies have proven agile companies to. boost average innovation success rates to 39% from 11% , in complex projects even up to six times that of conventional approaches. But what actually is Agile Innovation ? Enjoy the Executive’s Guide to Agile Innovation. generate above-average margins and revenues up to five times more often.

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