The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

The number of helpful reports, observations and suggestions are constant and becoming overwhelming to translate effectively. 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 ”. Agility for me is vital, it allows us to increasingly be adaptive in an uncertain world.

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Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management

Wazoku

Communication and engagement with employees are an essential part of business at any time. The benefits of an engaged workforce include improved employee retention and loyalty, a happier and more motivated workforce and better general well-being.

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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. 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.

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. Hierarchy and delegation are flattening out and seeking engagement. The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? I have been often returning to scaling struggling with finding the best answers.

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Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

The share of Renewable power is expected to rise to 85% by 2050 (source: Irena 2018 “Global energy transformation report”). How will it be designed and operated, to help in gaining from the new innovative solutions emerging, ones that utilize and deploy decentralized storage, smart grid designs in transmission, in distribution, to advance commercial and industrial solutions that can lead to new energy solutions that provide increased flexibility, agility, and adaptability.

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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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. Acronym of Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe is an agile development framework that provides a simple and lightweight experience for the team as it is divided into three segments: Time, Program, and Portfolio. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices? Agile

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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. To determine whether you have an engaged workforce, use this list as the basis for an employee survey and see how many positive responses you get. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014. However, 51% of employees were not engaged, and 17.5% reporting a strong sense of engagement.

How EVAS Can Facilitate Organizational Agility

AureaWorks

Organizational agility is often supported or hindered by an organization’s project management methodology. Companies that use traditional PPM have a harder time creating an agile environment that supports change because of the lack of valuable performance and predictive data, which is why organizations — especially those seeking to be more agile — are making the switch from traditional PPM to EVM. 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. Companies that use traditional PPM have a harder time creating an agile environment that supports change because of the lack of valuable performance and predictive data, which is why organizations — especially those seeking to be more agile — are making the switch from traditional PPM to EVM. That continuous improvement is a key aspect of agility.

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

Paul Hobcraft

Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018. 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. We need to understand how to become more intrapreneurial, agile, and adaptable, and continuously seek out a diverse set of collaboration spaces as places where we can be seen, appreciated, and valued.

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Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation gets caught up in the needs of the reporting requirement so it can fit an arbitrary and stupid timeline that is required to adapt to a financial calendar year. Slow holds everything back, and we can’t afford to keep waiting in a world where others are more adaptive or agile.

Rethinking the measuring of innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Shown below are a list of the factors I feel can be major contributors (far from exhaustive), firstly into the soft side of our balance sheet that is made up of culture, climate and environment as our creative and engagement capacity. It needs to address the creative, engagement and relationship part that innovation always needs. Engaging the outer peripheries to capture insights and needs to drive engagement.

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Are you curious? Is your organization?

The Human Factor

In a survey conducted of more than 3,000 employees from a wide range of firms and industries, only about 24% reported feeling curious in their jobs on a regular basis, and about 70% said they face barriers to asking more questions at work. Hire for curiosity and learning agility.

The chance to think differently about Ecosystems for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystems built around specific platform designs are the future of innovation that takes designs and solutions into a new realm of opportunity built on collaborative engagement and common missions. Knowledge engagement – the ability to attract knowledge into the organization, through greater content and value, through the people involved and the way we anchor and diffuse this new knowledge.

Innovation cannot expand without the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent report, jointly from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey called the “ The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the factories of the future ” t hey made a number of observations. According to a recent Deloitte report: Most manufacturing lines still look a lot the same way they did 10, 20 or even 30 years ago. 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.

RESKILLING AND UPSKILLING PEOPLE AND TEAMS

ImagineNation

Where organisation, leaders, and teams can increase speed, agility and improve simplicity and strategically generate new ways of tapping into the power of, and harnessing, and mobilizing people’s collective intelligence.

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. According to a Deloitte report , 50 percent of companies are undergoing an organizational transformation, yet only 11 percent think they will succeed. We fail to invest in foresight and insight, continually not adapting and adjusting our organizational skill set around a more agile, adaptive, highly responsive innovating and creative organization.

Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

Knowledge engagement – the ability to attract knowledge into the organization, through greater content and value, through the people involved and the way we anchor and diffuse this new knowledge. Ecosystems that ultimately produce new business models rest on a large capacity for agility within the participating organizations. Business Ecosystem Trends by Deloitte. Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope of internally generating new products.

So Where Is Innovation Heading?

Paul Hobcraft

Nowhere have I come across such a confirmation, then in the annual BCG report, the one released in January 2018 “ The Most Innovative Companies 2018: Innovators Go All In On Digital “ The focus of the report is specifically on the state of digital innovation and what it is taking for companies to refocus their innovation programs around this digital imperative. This agility needs the tools of testing, feedback, and adaptation to accelerate the innovation process.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Recently I was asked to complete a review of digital transformation, to gauge where it presently is, to take a look at the leading emerging practices and ‘professional ‘wisdom’ and turn these insights into a report due out before the end of the year. It needs very hands-on engagement throughout the whole process. Yet the critical change is this might be internally driven but it must be driving to a very different outwardly engaging result.

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

Paul Hobcraft

It is where there are engagements in deeper meaning and relationship growing, that can only emerge from sharing perspectives. We have two perspectives for this community to thrive in, the insiders working within a business like Siemens, and those outside, looking in, mutually engaging. How this group is forming and storming in new ways lies with Patrick Naumann , (@naumannpatrick) the Siemens Influence Engagement Manager.

CO-CREATING FUTURE-FIT ORGANISATIONS

ImagineNation

Who apply their collaborative and collective intelligence towards initiating open innovation initiatives to ultimately co-create future-fit organisations – that are human-centric, adaptive, engaging, inclusive, collaborative, innovative, accountable, and digitally enabled.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

Examples: Business model development, platform/ecosystem innovation, basic technology research & development, startup engagement, innovation intelligence. Do executives with responsibility for explorative innovation report to the CEO/executive management, or to another line executive responsible for today’s business? It requires integration of optimization and adaptation by means of an operationally embedded, agile organizational structure.

Shifting our thinking within the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

There was a number of sessions held at Davos, relating to this 4IR but more importantly, a release of a number of reports or white papers on the growing impact of this revolution. Being fully connected-up will teach us to be adaptive, agile and alert. Where does time to reflect, to seek out other humans to engage in face-to-face conversations come out in this re-alignment?

Defending Europe, including the Brits, on innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I have read recent reports from the WEF, McKinsey, and Deliottes all coming to the defense of Europe. Deloitte had a report or survey that came out on 29th January 2019 called “ Innovation in Europe “ It offers some excellent insights on the state of innovation but I loved their Executive Summary opening: Deloitte asked the question “ what triggers innovation in your company?” Take a look at this visual from the Deloitte report.

Why Happy Employees are Winning Employees

The Human Factor

According to a report by The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology < [link] >, you would all be wrong. For example, a University of Michigan study < [link] > found that empowered employees report five traits that every organization would love to have: A high level of job satisfaction. When you get all five of these going at the same time, by creating engaged employees, you’ve got a business operating in high gear. . Engagement Doesn’t Happen by Itself.

Upskilling to drive growth in the new economy

ImagineNation

According to the World Economic Forum – Jobs of the Future Report , the Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating demand for millions of new jobs, with vast new opportunities for fulfilling people’s potential and aspirations.

Social Networks and Big Data: the best strategy for getting to know your customers

mjvinnovation

The results are reports and indexes that support decision-making processes. It presents three main analytical advantages: awareness, engagement, and word of mouth. Download our 2021 Business Trends Report now, and keep advancing your knowledge! Agile

Digital Innovation Units: Recommendations, Trends and Conclusions

Integrative Innovation

As the study is in German only, some of its identified key trends and conclusions are going to be shared subsequently in translated form (quotes from the study report in Italic ). The orchestration does not follow the picture of a symphony orchestra, but the concept of jazz improvisation: In the best case world class musician (= different digital units) create a fresh interpretation (= innovation) live on stage (= agile) with their audience (= customer-centered).

How To Drive and Sustain Innovation With Learning and Development Training

IdeaScale

According to the 2019 L&D report from findcourses.com, companies with growing revenue are 3x more likely to predict an increase in their L&D budget. Agile Training Breeds Innovation. Is your organization struggling to keep up with the innovation demands in your sector?

Accelerating the Journey to HR 3.0: Key Insights from IBM’s 2020 Study

InnovationTraining.org

A high-level summary of IBM’s latest report on transformations in HR. turns HR into its own agile consulting organization that focuses not only on delivering services, but also practices design thinking to push innovative solutions, tools, and transparency into the organization.

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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. Recent research by Engaging Works into workplace happiness revealed that in organisations with the most content staff, sick leave, staff turnover and wastage is lower, while motivation and effort is higher. To be innovative is to be dynamic, agile and progressive and while not every business is truly innovative, many claim to be.

Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley

There are great frameworks and tools out there for innovation projects, like Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and blended processes. But research and insight departments typically don’t invent , they report. Or do they hand off their report and forget about it? Are you actively engaged in examining digital technology for innovation opportunities? Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation. Tell me what I should be thinking about.”

The Challenges being Faced by Innovation Consultants

Paul Hobcraft

Consultants are not addressing many of the changes occurring and ignoring opportunities to adapt to different circumstances, they are simply not putting up a strong case of their engagement by redesigning their business models or opening themselves up to different forms of collaboration. To overcome this you need to be engaged, to be able to piece together fragments of information to gain the insights that independence can offer.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do. With the increasing need to adapt to a digital world, the essential need for understanding customer behaviors of those wanting to engage with your business or brand becomes even more of a challenge if you have not mapped this out. A recent Altimeter report “ the 2016 State of Digital Transformation ” discusses these problems, along with many others.

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Never Trust an Atom (and Sometimes Your Brain)

The Human Factor

Once we start making stuff up, the brain begins to engage in the following misleading and unproductive behaviors: Seeing what it wants to see. No surprise there – we see this every day on websites and the so-called “news” channels that present highly biased opinions while calling them objective reporting. Green" "The Human Factor" "Architect of Pause" "Using Your Brain to Win" "strategic agility" "Pause-Think-Focus" winning habits MSU Using Your Brain to Win

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How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change. However, according to survey results only slightly more than half the companies engaged in these critical steps: Clear communication about why the cultural change was necessary: 51.4% So, more than half the companies surveyed failed to develop a model that would support the desired culture, didn’t get employees engaged, and didn’t seek help from change professionals.

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

CMOE

In findcourses.com’s 2019 L&D report , conversations with practicing L&D professionals showed that fostering a culture of innovation within the walls of your organization through learning & development translates to market competitiveness in the long term.

Is Your Organization Changing Fast Enough to Win?

The Human Factor

Primarily driven by social media, convenience and ease of access have become paramount to customer engagement. Engages change rather than defending against it. Make sure that all tools, reports, processes and feedback are fully aligned to your definition of winning. Green Pause-Think-Focus Science of Thinking strategic agility The Human Factor Using Your Brain to Win

A Model for Integrative Innovation Management

Integrative Innovation

Examples: Business model development, platform/ecosystem innovation, basic technology research & development, startup engagement, innovation intelligence. Do executives with responsibility for explorative innovation report to the CEO/executive management, or to another line executive responsible for today’s business? It requires integration of exploration and exploitation by means of operationally embedded, agile organizational structures.

How To Fail At Cultural Change

The Human Factor

In my previous blog, I noted that 56% of the organizations that participated in a survey by I4CP, a human capital research firm, reported recently or currently undergoing a major cultural change. Not exactly what I would call a glowing report card for cultural change. However, according to survey results only slightly more than half the companies engaged in these critical steps: Clear communication about why the cultural change was necessary: 51.4%.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Recent research has confirmed successfully disrupting as well as outperforming companies to be significantly more engaged in business model innovation. These communities stimulate social engagement around the product through participation in forums, sharing, collaboration or even user-driven innovation by co-creating new products. Co-Innovation and startup engagement. Another way is to “outsource” exploration through external engagement with startups.