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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Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

RTI Innovation Advisors

Rather, what we should be working on is changing not "the rules" but how we think about business, how business operates, and how we best engage customers and their needs. Not rules but engagement Rules are restrictive and binding, they keep ideas, people and processes in line.

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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.

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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

In my view I visualize a new integrated innovation engagement platform to be like this shown below. I’d love to engage on this to realize its potential. The real need is delivering a new integrated innovation engagement platform.

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.

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Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

More and more corporations seek to engage with startups by pursuing corresponding activities across dedicated ecosystems and incorporating them in exploration units along with internal ventures. Startup engaged naturally most in those vehicles not requiring any kind of equity.

The Simple Approach to Employee Engagement

The Human Factor

Creating an engaged workforce where employees bring all their skill, talent, passion and energy to work every day isn’t rocket science. Which leads to the question, if employee engagement is so simple, why do so many companies struggle to get it? The Basics of Employee Engagement.

Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works

mjvinnovation

SAFe is an agile framework for development that has been gaining a lot of prominence among developers and managers of software projects. Based on a combination of agile and lean principles, it calls for close collaboration and alignment between teams and aims to centralize decision-making.

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3 Steps to Creating an Engaged Workforce

The Human Factor

Everyone wants an engaged workforce. When organizations do strive to increase employee engagement but fall short of the goal, it’s often because they overlook the first two steps of the process. Step 3: Engage. Informing and inspiring lay the foundation for engagement.

Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

IdeaScale

The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before. The current state of technology can tell us a lot about how effective innovation strategy can drive consumer (and employee) engagement.

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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Engaging Customers – How do you know who you really want to work with?

Innovation Excellence

Love your customers, and your customers will love you back I like to work with customers who are willing to do the personal and professional transformation to become innovative and agile. Customers Design Innovation marketing Product Innovation agile business innovation design

Customer Engagement Is More Important than Ever

The Human Factor

That’s why most companies spend a significant part of their budgets on marketing and advertising to develop customer engagement among repeat and new customers. To measure the quality of customer engagement, Gallup breaks it down into three categories: Fully engaged.

System of Engagement

Information Playground

 Much of the record keeping in a system of record is a function of company size (how many employees worked for the company), product portfolio (how many products are being sold), and sales engagements (how many customers are involved in potential or actual sales orders).

Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Images and Metaphors — Finding the Right Agile Organization Design. 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. Engage an entire organization around that image.

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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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Explore, engage and extrapolate to discover the pains, gains and jobs to be done of your customer

Innovation Excellence

Looping, one dimension of response-ability, has to do with your ability to explore, to engage, and to extrapolate what your customer tells. Customers Strategy agile business innovation design

Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed

The Human Factor

Do you have an engaged, committed workforce? They identified 12 key indicators that translate to high levels of employee engagement: I know what is expected of me at work. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014. However, 51% of employees were not engaged, and 17.5%

A Simple Guide to Building an Engaged Team

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: We don’t need tons of research to tell us the importance of having employees who are engaged in their work. It is no surprise either when that having such an engaged workforce can and does become a true competitive advantage. Building an Engaged Team.

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.

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

We need to manage reskilling and upskilling to mitigate against both job losses and talent shortages but prepared the future workforce to be more nimble, agile and fluid. By taking a more outward action, even we can get re-engaged to influence and change things that can make a difference.

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Recognizing an innovation need

Paul Hobcraft

The shift from ideas into scaling and execution calls for a broad, ecosystem-orientated business model and this calls for increased scale, speed and set of collaborations, increasingly built on-platform engagement.

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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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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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Maintaining an Innovation Mindset as Your Business Grows

IdeaScale

IdeaScale agile budget core engagement resources transformationalThere’s something to be said for stability, but also innovation.

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

Planview Spigit

Engagement serves as a sanity check for what’s important. Engagement with front line staff through collaborative ideation gives leaders the ability to scan the (true) horizon by receiving a steady stream of ideas and insights that front-line staff gain from working with a wide swath of customers. Engagement serves as the basis for continuous improvement. Engagement serves as an expression of respect. Do you remember your first real job?

What goes around, comes around, in Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is funny but that often-used phrase “ what goes around, comes around ” seems appropriate here.

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective 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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Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

This case study shows how the ComputerWeekly user experience team integrated with an agile development group. We also gleaned data from analytics that told us where users engaged and where the bounce rates were highest.

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.

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?)

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

There is a strategic resistance, there is a lack of organizational agility and still not the level of commitment this is required, driven from the top. We can reach far more into underserved markets through greater customer connections and engagement, we can co-design with them.

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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