Destructive and Constructive Innovation

OVO Innovation

Today I read a long post that claimed that up to 30% of the banking jobs in the US would be "destroyed" by innovation. No longer will we need bank tellers. Any job that can be automated or done by machines will be. This is a classic case of creative destruction, described by Schumpeter as a component of innovation. Innovation will always create disruption in existing conventions, economies and industries. This means that it will also destroy EXISTING jobs.

Constructing Innovation as Value Management

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation needs to create value, both short-term and progressively over time. It fuels the growth and fires the imagination.

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How IoT is Transforming Unexpected Industries

Innovation Excellence

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Building Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Feature Of The Week Innovation architecture assumptions building construction hvac macro micro solutionsI have always admired the work of great architects. The challenges they face when designing a new structure seem overwhelming at first glance.

Capturing and supporting innovation in the building industry

Innovation Excellence

Whilst the construction industry is not one that is renowned for being particularly innovative, there are in fact a number of fascinating technologies emerging in the sector. Competitions Industry Innovation Open Innovation building construction

The Engineering Behind Modern Superstructures

InnovationManagement

Enabling Factors collaborative innovation construction engineeringHuman talent, drive and innovation can achieve incredible feats - and what more tangible example than modern superstructures? Let’s take a look at some of the drivers behind building bigger and better buildings worldwide, from improved materials, to cross-sector collaboration and beyond.

Are you a Lateral Leader?

Destination Innovation

Encourage constructive dissent. Leadership of Innovation constructive dissent conventional leader empower innovate inspire lateral lateral leaderAs a leader which column do you fall into? Conventional Leaders. Lateral Leaders. Lead from the front. Lead from alongside. Direct. Inspire. Use conventional methods and seek to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Develop new methods and seek to change the rules, change partners or change the approach to the problem.

This guy made a fun video while renovating his garage

Idea to Value

Youtuber Hampton Rutland explains how he’s finishing a construction project with wood he reclaimed from a derelict demolished house. This video might start off looking like just another DIY project, but partway through it shows the fun and creativity that the author put into it.

ikeGPS – How To Invest in Trends To Escape Your Core and Grow Explosively

Adam Hartung

EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) companies like Black & Veatch, Bechtel. The earliest adopters, and biggest fans of laser measuring via mobile devices weren’t in the construction business. Would you like to triple your revenue next year?

10 Famous inventions that were the culmination of other people’s work

Idea to Value

And as the industrial revolution and the growth of cities led to taller buildings being constructed, people became tired of having to climb multiple flights of stairs. A dirty (yet open) secret about innovation is that most great breakthroughs don’t happen thanks to a single lone genius.

This guy just built an unbelievable instrument with 2000 marbles

Idea to Value

It’s made of over 3000 pieces, constructed out of nothing but plywood, screws, wire, marbles, pieces of instruments and LEGO (the trademark sign of any creative project).

Leadership Mobilizes and Energizes A Company Culture with Shawn Parr

Game-Changer

It’s leadership’s responsibility to involve the entire organization, informing and inspiring them to live out the purpose the organization in the construct of the values.

To Get Big, Start Really Small

Tim Kastelle

Eventually, all new buildings will be constructed using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the offsite manufacturing of modular components. But right now, those technologies are only being used in the most challenging settings for construction, like the Leadenhall Building in London.

The Wearable Foreseeable Future of the Workplace

Innovation Excellence

Enterprises are scrambling to establish a competitive edge through the use of these glasses, goggles, and phone carriers, and pilots are rolling out globally in factories, construction.

The Value of Having A Curators Platform for Innovators

Guide 4 Innovating

Keys have to be: know how to narrow the vision, construct the ‘appropriate’ content that is required (needs related driven), understanding the differences in true value and screen out the noise factor and build up the sensing signal.

Learning Platforms and Personal Learning Pathways

Guide 4 Innovating

Clearly, many of these are digital to construct, so as to apply the more modern design process that works for each of us individually, at our time of need. My mind has been swirling around the significant changes taking place around learning.

We are in need of a common language for innovation

Paul Hobcraft

the 1370s) depiction of the construction of the tower. It needs building and constructing in conscious ways and design. German Late Medieval (c. Any innovation common language needs working upon. It firstly needs recognition it is in our best interests to find a common point.

Needing To Think Applied Innovation Services

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?

The TRUE story of Post-It Notes, and how they almost failed

Idea to Value

This is apparently true, as in 1968 3M’s Spencer Silver was working on developing an ultra-strong adhesive for use in aircraft construction. Everyone knows the story of the humble Post-It Note, and how it represents an idea’s ability to evolve and flourish.

Four Reasons to Take a Rapid Prototyping Approach to Your PLM Implementation

Innovation Excellence

The waterfall approach, which originates from very structured project methodologies in the manufacturing and construction industries, is a linear and sequential approach to software implementations.

Generalists Are Hardwired for Reinvention

Game-Changer

You live in a box you’ve carefully constructed to protect yourself, same goes for organizations.

Building an Integrated Reward Culture

Tata Consultancy

Throughout history, employers have been challenged with the task of attracting, developing, retaining, and motivating employees.

Relating to the New Innovation Era

Paul Hobcraft

We do have more tools, processes and theoretical understanding of innovation and its management to make each design that more of a specific applied innovation service, we have the capability to construct this. I firmly believe we are on the cusp of a new innovation era.

What I Tell My Team

Innovation Excellence

We also have to set the stage, carefully constructing an atmosphere of trust where. Ask the hard questions. As a thriving consultancy, our primary vocation is providing insight that adds value to our clients.

Mega Capital Projects and Product Documentation: How PLM Can Help

Innovation Excellence

The quantity and scale of mega capital projects is encouraging for the engineering and construction industries. Investment activity in infrastructure and other major capital projects has regained its upward trend following the 2008 crash.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We are living in a connected, constantly adapting, world where networks and relationships are the essential wiring connections we all need to construct. We are facing tough challenges within the business world.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing tough challenges within the business world. To work through these we are all being asked to transform but there has to be a clear end, a return for all this energy and resources it requires, that we are being asked to spend?

Building the Core Competencies for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

The net effect, is it does prompt a greater desire, clarity of purpose, identification, and fit required at the senior management level and in general for innovation management construction.

Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Integrative Innovation

It’s also different from spinouts, which are generally constructed as stand-alone enterprises that do not require continuous leveraging of current business activities to realize their potential.

The role Human Resources can play in Innovation and its needed Design

Paul Hobcraft

Building capabilities and capacities for innovation are essential to our organisation’s future well-being and for me, the HR groups within our organisations do need to step up and become far more engaged in constructing this innovation design through building the capacities needed.

Four Ways Crowdsourcing is Being Used to Encourage Civic Engagement

IdeaScale

Moderation is important and you need to keep the conversation constructive, so you may need to use networks with strong tools. How do you build a better government? Crowdsourcing! How do we get people more involved in the civic process?

Six Tips to Customize and Improvise your Presentation

Destination Innovation

See if you can construct a connection between that item and your talk – preferably in a humorous way. Many speakers at conferences give a standard pre-packaged presentation.

No idea is an island

OVO Innovation

The consumer, on the other hand, encounters the product, which has a number of new capabilities, bells and whistles, but doesn't integrate usefully or seamlessly into a set of products, services, business models, channels, data and interactions that the customer has already constructed, or had constructed for them. The title of this post is a bit provocative, and that's on purpose.

Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

Integrative Innovation

Construction. Project development and construction. This article was co-written with Frank Mattes from Dual Innovation and innovation-3. The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even “disruptive” innovation ideas. Disrupt yourself or someone else will’, it has been said.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

In other cases, it’s worth considering how the “game” will be constructed and what you want to achieve. By far the most successful example of this remains FoldIt, an actual game constructed by a scientific team to test how proteins are folded.

Early, Often, & Ugly!

Michael Roberto

If you attack those ideas in a fashion that is not constructive, your folks will stop bringing you ideas "early, often, and ugly." Adam Bryant interviewed Christa Quarles, CEO of Open Table , in this week's New York Times Corner Office column. Quarles describes one important leadership lesson she learned when she became CEO of the firm: The other surprise was that people were afraid to share things early on.

We are pushing away from the old innovating core

Paul Hobcraft

I continue to investigate and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation as I can, it continually points to a change in how we approach innovation.

Rethinking the measuring of innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Leaders want to hear this, the sad true is getting a ‘decent ROI’ for innovation constructed (note constructed) is really hard. I’m a little tired of the lack of original thinking that goes into measuring innovation. Most trot out the same old chestnuts, including ‘return on investment’ as always, as near or at the top. If the innovation is new to the world, how can it have a clear financial return on investment until much later?

The State of Innovation Management in 2015 Just Released

Paul Hobcraft

As we come closer to the year-end it’s good to look back, make some dedicated time to take ‘stock’, in this case, on innovation’s progress.

Fusion, Flow and Fluidity are needed in our Management Practices

Paul Hobcraft

If you apply the three horizon lens we need to construct management and its performance approaches differently you begin to see the pathway for change.