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Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

Innovation Excellence

Technology has allowed numerous industries to grow at a rapid pace and has streamlined countless business processes…but it still can’t learn, design, and discover the way people can. For these reasons, it’s crucial for leaders to design organizations with their people in mind.

Providing the glue in the common language, communications, and context needed for successful innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Function/Structure/Design – we examine how innovation should “work” – design and processes – and why it is vital to focus on an innovation capacity. The more we engage with others, across borders or departments, gaining consensus takes a long time.

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

Paul Hobcraft

The 3H builds portfolio design, outline the steps to resolve in any complex challenge, it ‘informs’ strategy and builds the business case for taking a specific direction to that ‘desired future’ If you want to read more on the three horizons then take some time out to explore the “ insights and thinking ” resource page shown under the ‘tabs’ above. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design.

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Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

I am working with Jeffrey Phillips , a long-term collaborator on “all things concerning innovation.” Any governance design needs to be clean, robust, open and transparent , not opaque and closed to a selected few as this opens up to criticism, cynicism or favouritism.

Ending the UX Designer Drought

Boxes and Arrows

Apprenticeship allows you to make the designers you’re having trouble finding. Average time required to identify and hire a UX designer (HR leadership). Part 3 of this series, which will deal with the instructional design of apprenticeship, will offer details on how to make these estimates.). How many designers per year can apprenticeship contribute? How much time will be required from the design team to mentor apprentices? Average cost per UX designer recruit.

Designing Beautiful Business

Business Innovation Design

If this is true, in business, pleasure in the eyes of the beholder is the experience customers feel when engaging with your brand. The philosophy of beauty does not belong to the realm of aesthetic, but is also present in business, connected by design. It is connected by design through design principles and elements that judge how beautiful a business is. The future of business is directly linked to the evolution of design.

The Arrival and Potential of Knowledge Graphs into Our World

Paul Hobcraft

Then you have the actual media that is “trapped” in PDF, word, manuals, guidelines, all operating in islands of understanding. Now that has the real power of combining knowledge graphs, extracted from related data, applying learning algorithms to end up with the outcome of Augmented Intelligence, it has the potential of being the knowledge that can lead to unlocking problems, and exploring new potential in design, solutions or prompting new actions.

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Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?

Boxes and Arrows

Design patterns are generally considered a good thing, but do they actually help run a user experience group? As a user experience group manager and an observer (and sponsor) of design pattern exercises, I’ve come to have serious questions about their actual utility. It’s not that design pattern libraries are bad, but that in a world of limited resources, it is it is not clear that the investment is worth it. Design Patterns take a lot of investment.

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

The Future Shapers

The 3H builds portfolio design, outline the steps to resolve in any complex challenge, it ‘informs’ strategy and builds the business case for taking a specific direction to that ‘desired future’. I recently applied the three horizons thinking to ‘frame’ a new innovation design. So, the thinking intent of searching for a new innovation design had some framing assumptions that can leverage where we are to move towards a new future. •

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

The Future Shapers

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. I will also do my level best to unpack the following Network Operating Model design thinking in a practical and accessible way. Setting The Scene.

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Deeper read or quick summary- finding the time

Paul Hobcraft

The two I have decided to summarize are 1) Beyond Design Thinking and 2) Minimum Viable Transformation. Beyond Design Thinking. Beyond Design Thinking – reflecting on its place. The key to design thinking is it begins by imagining a solution that does not exist yet, and then set about outlining a pathway to realizing it. What is at the heart of design thinking? This is not what design thinking should be for.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

One of the implications is this growing recognition that innovation is rarely succeeding in isolation but it is growing on a more highly dependent type of complementary innovation, a collaborative network, working around this new emerging innovation to deliver a more connected, radical experience, requiring innovation ecosystem management. The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators, Posted on October 3, 2016. Credit: Acacia Communications.

Occupying Terra Incognita: How Governments can shape the Future

The Future Shapers

With vast expanses of white spaces representing the terra incognita (the unknown lands existing beyond documented coastlines,) cartographers were forced to go beyond the strict guidelines of map-making and represent the ‘great unknown’. This is the ambition of CIVTECH , a scheme launched in 2016 by the Scottish Governments Digital Directorate which encourages public and private sector collaboration to produce real solutions to some of Scotland’s biggest problems.

What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017

Imaginatik

Corporate Innovators will be learning that engaging from within and giving a voice to their work force using the latest technologies available, thus giving way to fresh ideas and enabling more innovative thinking is the way they will maintain their position as an industry leader, or grow into it for those just starting out in this space. According to the New Statesman, the future lies in using employee and customer engagement to create a citizen-centric CaaP (city as a platform).

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Questions & Answers with an Innovation Leader from Intel

Qmarkets

Other staples of this kind of software are collaboration features – i.e, Innovation management software from high-end vendors – such as that offered by Qmarkets – offers gamification and collaboration features to engage users. “Eureka!”

Liberating Structures Training and Templates

InnovationTraining.org

Designing and facilitating innovative meetings with your team can be pressure-filled and time-consuming. If your meetings aren’t accomplishing organizational goals or building collaboration, it’s time to take them in an entirely different direction.

Deeper read or quick summary? Depends on the time we have.

Paul Hobcraft

The two I have decided to summarize are 1) Beyond Design Thinking and 2) Minimum Viable Transformation. Beyond Design Thinking. The key to design thinking is it begins by imagining a solution that does not exist yet, and then set about outlining a pathway to realizing it. What is at the heart of design thinking? It falls down attempting the wrong things or trying to fit design thinking into the events of the day. This is not what design thinking should be for.

Management 3.0: Why you should get to know this Model?

mjvinnovation

is a collaborative and humanized management model which treats the employee as the organization’s main asset. perhaps the main one, is to leverage business through motivated, engaged, and satisfied employees. Increases motivation and engagement.

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Branding Strategy – The Best Brand Promise EVER

BrainZooming

It was only after pulling into the parking lot at Kris and Kate’s Ice Cream Treats on the return trip that something even more incredible than the building’s design jumped out: the best brand promise ever. Support and guidelines instead of rules for employee behavior? 10 Keys to Engaging Stakeholders to Create Improved Results. Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders are looking for powerful ways to engage strong collaborators to shape shared visions.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We need to that prompt more on risk and innovation, reflecting why and how it should be treated in different ways and this might encourage a greater top management engagement. Stage-Gate handles the incremental product cycle fairly well, but when you are on a more open innovation platform collaboration or more radical design, it struggles to be flexible, agile and fit the different challenges presented by the collaborating parties.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

Most innovation toolkits these days have roots in design thinking, and draw inspiration from one of the original freely available toolkits from the Stanford Design School called the Bootcamp Bootleg. Silicon Valley’s iconic software firms, Intuit and Adobe, were two of the first to deliver design thinking toolkits based on Stanford’s approach to their broader employee populations. True culture change requires direct engagement.

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Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We need to that prompt more on risk and innovation, reflecting why and how it should be treated in different ways and this might encourage a greater top management engagement. Stage-Gate handles the incremental product cycle fairly well, but when you are on a more open innovation platform collaboration it struggles to be flexible, agile and fit the different challenges presented by the collaborating parties.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

Most innovation toolkits these days have roots in design thinking, and draw inspiration from one of the original freely available toolkits from the Stanford Design School called the Bootcamp Bootleg. Silicon Valley’s iconic software firms, Intuit and Adobe, were two of the first to deliver design thinking toolkits based on Stanford’s approach to their broader employee populations. True culture change requires direct engagement.

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Digital Transformation: The Why, What & How For Transformational Leaders…

The Future Shapers

They engaged, empowered, energised, excited and rallied their people behind a meaningful cause – and compelling story of the future. In the absence of agreeing your own digital terms of reference, you run the risk of it meaning something different to each and every person in your organisation – the CIO may view digital as a way to drive operational efficiency, while the CMO may see digital as the answer to boosting customer engagement – a true digital transformation requires both.

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The Role of Innovation in New Product Development: Three Approaches for Success

Qmarkets

On the Lego Ideas site community members can submit their ideas according to Lego’s Product Idea Guidelines. This occurs 3x a year and is held by the ‘Lego Review Board’ consisting of designers, product managers, and other key team members.

Book in Brief: Orchestrating Experiences

Boxes and Arrows

Orchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity by Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum. If you embrace the recommended collaborative approaches in your sense-making activities, you and your colleagues should build good momentum toward creating better and valuable end-to-end experiences. Start with some common guidelines called experience principles. Designing principles as a system.

Making an impact on an organization’s innovation environment

Paul Hobcraft

The innovation environment can be made-up of how well you collaborate and network, the level of group and individual interactions, the presence and commitment of leadership towards innovation, as well as the organizational set-up and structures. In the opposite situation, people are not engaged and feelings of alienation and apathy are present. In the opposite climate people work within strict guidelines and roles.

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University Education – A New Model for a New Era

IdeaSpies

GUIDELINES. Large scale problems are addressed in socially collaborative scenarios across multiple subjects, degrees and faculties. The Applied Model is designed to foster and credential an individual’s ability to search for and apply relevant knowledge to a defined problem.

Innovation SOP: Using Hackathons to Advance Digital Transformation

Qmarkets

Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. To say nothing about “breaking down the walls” between departments, such as design, product and marketing and engineering, working together to create an achievable idea by the end of the hackathon. THE USE OF THE “HACKATHON” IN DESIGN EDUCATION: AN OPPORTUNISTIC EXPLORATION.

5 Types of Innovation System Users – And How You Can Benefit From Them

Qmarkets

When you engage any large group of people in a crowdsourcing initiative, we often say that the “wisdom of this crowd” will deliver results. With this in mind, it’s important to identify and understand the unique - but formulaic - roles which participants fall into within all collaborative innovation ecosystems. How you can engage them : In a system where the currency is ideas, the instigator is a crucial participant.

5 Types of Innovation System Users – And How You Can Benefit From Them

Qmarkets

When you engage any large group of people in a crowdsourcing initiative, we often say that the “wisdom of this crowd” will deliver results. With this in mind, it’s important to identify and understand the unique - but formulaic - roles which participants fall into within all collaborative innovation ecosystems. How you can engage them : In a system where the currency is ideas, the instigator is a crucial participant.

Innovation FAQ #1: What Is Innovation Management?

Qmarkets

Typically, this involves ideas moving through these stages: Collaboration: Sharing the ideas that have been submitted with target audiences so they can be discussed and developed according to the comments they receive. Implementation: Designating teams to implement a fully-formed idea efficiently. Other staples of this kind of software are collaboration features – i.e, “Eureka!” We’ve all heard this famous ancient Greek term for “I’ve found it”.

Hackathons—HR’s best friend

hackerearth

To add to their cup of woes, they have “mundane” tasks—finding top quality hires, retaining them, ensuring there are no pains areas in employee engagement, staving off all kinds of legal hassles—which require them to be the go-to person while being innovative, proactive, and brimming with energy. The event held in San Francisco in 2014 drew over 100 professionals collaborated to come up with solutions to improve employee engagement.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Co-Creation: Early in the design process, we invite our clients to give us feedback about our approach. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Co-Creation: Early in the design process, we invite our clients to give us feedback about our approach. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. People who are energized, curious, confident, fascinated, creative, focused, adaptive, collaborative, and committed. Since 1986, we've been facilitating innovation-sparking engagements for a wide variety of industries.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Co-Creation: Early in the design process, we invite our clients to give us feedback about our approach. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. People who are energized, curious, confident, fascinated, creative, focused, adaptive, collaborative, and committed. Since 1986, we've been facilitating innovation-sparking engagements for a wide variety of industries.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Co-Creation: Early in the design process, we invite our clients to give us feedback about our approach. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. People who are energized, curious, confident, fascinated, creative, focused, adaptive, collaborative, and committed. Since 1986, we've been facilitating innovation-sparking engagements for a wide variety of industries.

The DNA of Sparking Innovation in a Roomful of People, Some of Whom May Be Skeptical or Cranky

Idea Champions

Co-Creation: Early in the design process, we invite our clients to give us feedback about our approach. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. People who are energized, curious, confident, fascinated, creative, focused, adaptive, collaborative, and committed. Since 1986, we've been facilitating innovation-sparking engagements for a wide variety of industries.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Co-Creation: Early in the design process, we invite our clients to give us feedback about our approach. Their feedback stirs the creative soup and provides us with the input needed to transform a good session design into a great one. People who are energized, curious, confident, fascinated, creative, focused, adaptive, collaborative, and committed. Since 1986, we've been facilitating innovation-sparking engagements for a wide variety of industries.

Top 10 must-read books on Innovation

hackerearth

He believes diverse teams with an array of perspectives should collaborate to bring ideas from various fields to create the Medici Effect. An easy and enjoyable read, the book describes 10 temporary personas—storyteller, hurdler, experimenter, cross-pollinator, anthropologist, caregiver, set designer, experience architect, director, and collaborator—you can assume to drive 360-degree innovation.

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Idea Champions

And what follows are 14 catalysts -- simple guidelines, principles, and approaches that will help you on your way. Out of the thousands of ideas with the power to capture our imagination, the felt fascination for one of them is a clue that there's something worthy of our engagement. Take Seymour Cray, for example, the legendary designer of high-speed computers. Indeed, most great breakthroughs are more about inspired collaborations than they are about lone wolf genius.

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Idea Champions

And what follows are 14 catalysts -- simple guidelines, principles, and approaches that will help you on your way. Out of the thousands of ideas with the power to capture our imagination, the felt fascination for one of them is a clue that there's something worthy of our engagement. Take Seymour Cray, for example, the legendary designer of high-speed computers. Indeed, most great breakthroughs are more about inspired collaborations than they are about lone wolf genius.

14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Idea Champions

And what follows are 14 catalysts -- simple guidelines, principles, and approaches that will help you on your way. Out of the thousands of ideas with the power to capture our imagination, the felt fascination for one of them is a clue that there's something worthy of our engagement. Take Seymour Cray, for example, the legendary designer of high-speed computers. Indeed, most great breakthroughs are more about inspired collaborations than they are about lone wolf genius.