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.

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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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.

Design Thinking Tools: how to use them to solve complex problems

mjvinnovation

This is because they break down the complexity of processes so that the designer has a full 360-degree view of the problem, anchoring them in their way of thinking. Continue reading to understand what Design Thinking is and how DT tools can be the turning point for your business! What is Design Thinking. When we talk about Design Thinking , we are referring primarily to the way designers think. What are some Design thinking tools ? Design Thinking

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 T-Skill thinking in the design. The Tower Of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563).

Designing Beautiful Business

Business Innovation Design

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. As the role of design is rapidly changing, design has been increasingly influencing how businesses think and operate.

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.

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.

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.

Innovating in the digital age- a terrific report

Paul Hobcraft

digital solutions that improve and accelerate collaboration, communication, and learning. Much of the report breaks down different “persona” or archetypes and offers suggested ways to set about approaching each of their challenges to gain benefit from the transition to digital innovation, “ if companies can overcome a wide range of barriers ” ADL offers some helpful opening guidelines to help solve this challenge to move to digital innovation.

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The 10 Commandments of Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

The original guidelines of brainstorming (defer judgment, quantity of ideas, build on ideas, combine, etc.) Design of the session should include introvert-friendly tools (see #9). Collaboration to solve problems is all about culture, incentives, team building, leadership, and more.

Creating high-performing and faster-moving teams

ImagineNation

A sort of Tuesdays with Morrie for aspiring managers and leaders in the connected, digitized exponentially changing the world, making team coaching the new collaborative cultural norm. A book that deeply honours and unpacks the great impact of Bill Campbell on the digital giants of Silicon Valley, outlines his team coaching techniques that resulted in high-performing and faster-moving teams, within collaborative workplace cultures.

Five Tech Trends Impacting the Healthcare Industry

Daniel Burrus

The accelerated use of wearables, driven by a growing list of advanced sensors, will increasingly provide a personalized way to monitor and diagnose physical and mental problems, in addition to offering new levels of communication and collaboration capabilities. .

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.

Business Strategy – How to Handle Confidential Information

BrainZooming

What are the different varieties, the implications behind a confidential information designation, and the way executives are using it? If something is unclear to you, reach out to your legal staff for advice so you have a clear, actionable guideline to work with as you conduct business.” Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Communication Guest author Implementation Performance Strategic Thinking Strategy Tools Armada Corporate Intelligence business strategy

Trusting the Process

Boxes and Arrows

An appropriate and attainable SOW determines whether my team of UX designers and researchers get the time and activities we require to fully understand a client’s needs and fashion a suitable solution. But prematurely-fixed outputs confine the value of design strategy. Designers need flexibility to define the solution once they have complete information. In design school, when a classmate was uncertain about an ambiguous direction, we urged them to trust the process.

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.

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!”

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

Imaginatik

According to Natalie Drucker, Mark Collin, and Nima Monterazi, designing a master plan for a thriving digital enterprise years in advance is simply not feasible. In particular, the GDS (UK Government Digital Service) is a great example of a citizen-driven design that has increased weekly visitors and decreased operational costs by millions. What’s New in Corporate Innovation – Dec 18, 2017. By Jaimie O’Byrne.

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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. principles listed in his work — guidelines that contribute to the successful implementation of the model. to be combined with Agile and Lean in Design Thinking projects.

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Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We all can be encouraged to raise our risk appetite with establishing clear guidelines and parameters, so we all become more motivated and engaged, excited about a different future, curious to explore, wanting and encouraging an environment to experiment but this ‘signal’ and risk appetite guidelines must come from the top. By sitting down and outlining the risk acceptable within evolving guidelines, those that are not ‘well-set in stone’ but will evolve and loosen as we learn.

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.

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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? Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders are looking for powerful ways to engage strong collaborators to shape shared visions. Great branding strategy examples abound.

So You Wanna Build a Library, Eh?

Boxes and Arrows

The following article is an abridged version of Chapter 7 of Nathan Curtis’s 2009 book, Modular Web Design published by New Riders. The book’s first half addresses how to modularly break down your design, build it back up, and communicate in new and interesting ways. With those design techniques in hand, the book then drills into how to organize and build a library, teach it to others, and establish a process for maintaining it for an organization.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We all can be encouraged to raise our risk appetite with establishing clear guidelines and parameters, so we all become more motivated and engaged, excited about a different future, curious to explore, wanting and encouraging an environment to experiment but this ‘signal’ and risk appetite guidelines must come from the top. By sitting down and outlining the risk acceptable within evolving guidelines, those that are not ‘well-set in stone’ but will evolve and loosen as we learn.

Fusion, Flow and Fluidity are needed in our Management Practices

Paul Hobcraft

It is going to be through greater collaboration, sharing and exchanging we can learn a new form of ’emerging’ management practice. We are in a hyper-connected world, potentially global for all of us and increasingly we will operate in interdependent ecosystems that allow us to collaborate and share, driving up awareness and performance. Collaborating in collective ways helps break down complexity.

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.

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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.

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.

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

The Future Shapers

New planning approaches are being employed to ensure the upfront thinking/planning is more robust and more vivid in experiential meaning for the frontline – with the planning process becoming more collaborative and inclusive to build broader buy-in and consensus. A significant part of the digital transformation design process involves envisioning what your organisation will look and feel like in the future, including how technology will transform the workplace.

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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 climate people work within strict guidelines and roles. Where do you set about to intervene and begin to change the organizations ability to innovate? There are seemingly so many intervention points it can get bewildering.

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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.

Remote Management in times of crisis

mjvinnovation

Consequently, leaders have an easier time communicating with everyone and creating a climate of mutual collaboration. In remote management, on the other hand, the challenge of putting everyone on the same page and above all, collaborating with each other is much greater.

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Why Is Structure Important in Innovation?

KindlingApp

The architect Frank Gehry once admitted that he faced his greatest architectural challenge when asked to design a house with no constraints. “I The same principle applies in innovation: context and guidelines for idea submission help innovators know how and where to direct their energies. In the Great Work Study , a collaboration between the Cicero Group, Forbes Insights and the O.C.

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.

A Beginner’s Guide to Web Site Optimization—Part 2

Boxes and Arrows

For further discussion of the rationale behind these completion criteria, please see Best Practices When Designing and Running Experiments later in this article. We used the following list as a loose prioritization guideline: Recent product releases , or pages that have not yet undergone optimization. One might consider improvements in copywriting, form design, media display, page rendering, visual design, accessibility, browser targeting… the list goes on.

5 Excuses of companies that don't innovate (and how to overcome them)

Moves the Needle

Form a monthly meetup (like a happy hour) for all employees interested in design thinking and lean startup ideas. By seeking to learn from customers directly through design thinking practices as we teach in our LEAP lab eCourse , we seek to understand needs and desires, pains and passions. Instead of operating under fear, work collaboratively with internal groups to create guidelines for running experiments. “We’re too big.” “We’re We’re not a startup.” “We’re

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”.

Smart Service Canvas

ITONICS

Based on prior research covering frameworks for the technical design of smart services and the value proposition canvas, we present the Smart Service Canvas that offers a holistic instrument to describe, discuss, and develop smart services. Service design thinking methods are useful tools to design a service from a customer’s point of view. 2014), Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want , John Wiley & Sons, 1.