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China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

Disruption is all around us; it never seems to go away; it simply appears in a different and often entirely new form. The result is the same; it disrupts what we know and often in how we suddenly need to set about doing it differently. first appeared on Paul4innovating Innovation Views.

Why do we have difficulties to self-disrupt?

Paul Hobcraft

“Why do we always seem to have internal difficulties to self-disrupt?”. In most cases, organizations cannot self-disrupt, which is largely covered by this veritable list of constraints. You impact culture by a changing environment or altering the climate.


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China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

Disruption is all around us; it never seems to go away; it simply appears in a different and often entirely new form. The result is the same; it disrupts what we know and often in how we suddenly need to set about doing it differently. first appeared on Paul4innovating Innovation Views.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.

Caught in the Headlights of Disruptive Innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

This past weekend I had an extended period of re-reading about the effects of disruption that seems to be occurring across all points of business, our politics, our governments, it seems across our lives. All good plans sometime get disrupted. So I had some time on my hands so I decided to go back over the whole area of disruption to get a broader understanding and how this is driving so much within our innovation activity at present.

Don’t Fear Disruption, Leverage It! 

Daniel Burrus

Disruptive digital technology is also a Hard Trend future certainty that has long been streamlining tasks in every industry, taking the place of many humans in different professional roles. I challenge you to read this paragraph and then close your eyes and focus. Think about the future.

True Disruption Often Leads to Invention, but So Does Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

Some minor disruptions get in your way, so you and your team make some adjustments to your product. The aforementioned initial disruption they faced was the motor-bicycle being unable to climb some of the hills around Milwaukee.

Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership


Digital Disruption has had a major effect on the agendas of CEOs around the world because of domestic digital generations and because of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple), companies that have revolutionized the entire market using 100% digital solutions. Want to know more about Digital Disruption as a market practice ? What is Digital Disruption? In this context, the companies that take the lead stand out for disruptive pioneering.

Direct to Consumer Disrupting Established Markets


market for razors. It boasted continuous innovation in product design, and enjoyed a gross margin of around 60%. Its market share has now slid to around 50%. Organization & CultureIn 2010, the Gillette brand, which is owned by Proctor and Gamble, held 70% of the U.S. It has suffered at the hands of two start-up companies, which went direct to consumer (DTC). They are Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club.

What is Disruptive Innovation


Disruptive Innovation is the phenomenon by which an innovation transforms an existing market or sector by introducing simplicity, convenience and accessibility where complication and high cost are the status quo. When a niche market is already out of date (or keeps steady, without growth or news) and seems uninteresting or irrelevant, it is surprised by a new product or idea that completely redefines the industry. Personal computers were disruptive.

Disruptive Is Not a Dirty Word


Disruptive isn’t a dirty word, but it can be a scary one. Why does the word “disruptive” raise such fear among so many people? Uttering “disruptive” during a meeting can get you looks more along the lines of profanity. But “disruptive” isn’t a dirty word: It’s an honest reality, and disruptive innovation is sometimes the only way forward. At the same time, disruptive innovation is what makes our lives better.

To accelerate innovation, focus on culture

Jeffrey Phillips

There's an old joke about perspective and laziness I love and have used before on this blog, because it illustrates many of the challenges (and opportunities) of corporate innovation. This analogy aligns so well to what corporate America does when it comes to a focus on innovation - intent discovery on things that don't matter, while purposefully ignoring the factors that must change to make innovation successful.

Innovation is a cultural phenomenon

Jeffrey Phillips

It's your culture that's holding you back when you try to innovate, but no one wants to admit that. Most consultants and executives want to focus on interesting innovation tools, or idea management software, or creative design concepts, because these are flashy and new, and distract attention from the real challenge at hand. Which is your culture. If culture "eats strategy for breakfast", what do you think it eats for lunch and dinner?

Innovating in the midst of chaos and disruption

Jeffrey Phillips

But, as you are well aware, this is not a blog about poetry, but a blog about innovation. Kipling wasn't writing about new product development, business model change or innovation, but what he is writing is entirely applicable to our situation today - first quarter 2021. Markets are efficient but not predestined. Markets are made up of people, their fears, passions and emotions. Waiting for chaos or disruptions to end before adapting loses ground in two dimensions.

Innovation and Organizational Culture

Integrative Innovation

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “ Most Innovative Companies 2014 ” survey. Beside the annual ranking, headed by the top three companies Apple, Google and Samsung, some insightful outcomes with regard to organizational and cultural requirements have striked my eye. According to BCG’s research, successfully innovating companies approach innovation as a system. Adaptability and innovation culture.

How to Think Like a Disruptive Innovator

The Future Shapers

How to Think Like a Disruptive Innovator: Surviving the Exercise in Masochism. So here is the dirty little secret about being a disruptive innovator: it is lonely work. People who have made the commitment to innovate have traded the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from running in the middle of the herd in order to go it alone. At a core level, disruptive innovators do harbor a need and desire to make a meaningful contribution.

Future-Proofing Financial Market Innovation – Fighting Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption


The term ‘Digital Disruption’ describes the situation where an existing industry is being altered by emerging digital technologies. These new technologies lead to innovations, often creating new markets and value markets that can impact the established leaders in the industry. Financial organizations of all shapes and sizes are being disrupted by small, agile, innovative and technology-oriented companies which offer convenient and efficient services.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture


We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy. If you’re looking at your organization and wondering where to start to foster a more innovative workplace culture, here are forty articles to go deeper into the topic. An innovative workplace culture: #1 Provides Direction. It’s vital to point your innovation strategy in a direction.

“Faux Innovation” and Other Discontents

Innovation Excellence

value of creating innovation cultures what is business innovation what is corporate innovation what is faux innovation What’s now agendaOver the course of this year, I’ve had the good fortune of working with three Global 50 companies – two U.S. based and one European. I’ll simply refer to them as Company A, B and C. Despite being in different industries (high-tech, financial services and industrial), one common theme emerged: senior leaders in each of.

A Structured Cultural Approach Managing Uncertainty

Innovation 360 Group

Disruption is the new normal in the global, mobile, digital world. New technologies can be deployed with a swipe of a finger, appearing across billions of devices all over the world, changing market dynamics in a heartbeat, while competition from emerging markets isn’t just producing cheaper goods and copycat products, but radically redefining the terms of production and distribution. Defining innovation. Building a culture of innovation.

The Top 4 Innovation Culture Best Practices from the World’s Most Successful Companies


Today the world’s most innovative companies are also some of the most successful. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, especially in the continuous waves of disruption we’re seeing. The ideas are continually evaluated and are also shared with other innovators at the company.



In last month’s blog , we reinforced and validated the importance and role of collaboration, and described the range of emerging new, inspirational, and adaptive models that lean into complexity and catalyse and embed sustainable innovative workplace culture change.

How AI and LMS are positively disrupting the workplace.


To effectively implement the right tools to cater to your L&D needs, there are plenty of effective Learning Management Systems (LMS) in the market. Clever Ideas Innovation Blog

Achieving an Innovation Culture


A stepwise approach to achieving an innovation culture. Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” The famous quote is attributed to Peter Drucker, who pointed out that culture is a strong driver of how a company behaves and plays to win. We can safely say the same applies to the importance of culture for innovation performance. But at the same time, we recognize that we’re not them, and their culture would not be the perfect fit for us.

How to create an innovation culture that lasts

The Future Shapers

Many organisations kick-off an innovation programme with innovation training or brainstorming sessions. Seeing that it is easier to execute, this can be a good way to engage the organisation around innovation intent. A good programme that delivers fresh ideas utilise the power of collaboration to create repeatable differentiated value in the market and one can appreciate that creative brainstorming alone is not going to deliver that type of return.

Innovation is a Lifestyle, Not a Bunch of Metrics

Innovation Excellence

Far too many supposed innovation experts believe that measuring activities is critical to success. Innovation activities simply for the sake of doing something without context and insight from the measure may be in fact very misleading. Maybe. Maybe not so much. At least for the big stuff.

Designing Unique Workshops is hard work

Paul Hobcraft

Finding opportunities for Innovation and Growth is hard work. I believe any design of workshops must meet your needs, to push the thinking and to generate new returns in innovation understanding. Which end of the innovation spectrum do we need to go?

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How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]


Disruptive Innovation is not a linear process. This is why we need to change a few aspects of the traditional innovation management approach to encourage employees to become intrapreneurs and drive more breakthrough results. and the real innovators know that. The real innovators know that the ‘dots’ and insights that underpin innovation are driven by the questions we ask, the unique observations we make and the people we involve and inspire.

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Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

“Banks were once the corner stone of the community but today their industry is being disrupted and disintermediated. Despite spending over £200 Billion on business transformation last year alone their industry is facing a Cultural Shift which will be more damaging than anything else they’re facing.”. Every industry is undergoing some level of disruption and for some its more extreme and happening faster than others.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

My fridge can disrupt your Bank

Matthew Griffin

If you and I sat down to have a drink together and I asked you to describe your customers to me I’d be very surprised if you didn’t describe a flesh and blood person, consequently when your organisation is drawing up its five year strategic plan we could say that your limiting growth factor is the total number of people in any given market and your ability to get them to adopt your organisations products and services.

How to Build Your Culture of Human-Centered Innovation


I see headlines every day about failed innovation efforts. 88% of Fortune 500 firms that were alive in 1955 are gone or diminished, having missed their chance to innovate. Make 2020 your year to innovate Learn more in this free webinar. Humans at the Center of Innovation.

Building an Innovative Company Culture


Building an Innovative Company Culture. Identifying and Eliminating Conformity, the Enemy of Innovation. Executives love talking about “disruption” nowadays, but very few companies can achieve truly disruptive results. The reason: before you can disrupt an industry, you need to disrupt your own company culture first. Let our team of non-conformists help you build your innovative company culture.

Make Digital Disruption Your Biggest Competitive Advantage

Daniel Burrus

In 1983, I identified digital disruption as one of twenty technology-driven Hard Trends that would increasingly shape the future at an exponential rate, and at the same time drive economic value creation. Today, as more and more industries and businesses become disrupted, it is important to understand that digital disruption happens in waves. If your career, business, and industry has already been digitally disrupted, plan on it being disrupted again. .

Does culture eat strategy for breakfast?

Innovation 360 Group

Innovations are infinite, even within a finite market. However, not all innovations start with the same chance at a fully productive lifecycle. Innovations that survive are most often those that are supported by an organizational culture that plans innovation strategically and maintains a portfolio of ideas that function well in relation to each other. In fact, strategy, leadership and capabilities are the foundation but culture is the enabler.

To Successfully Implement Innovation in Business, You Must Fight Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

Idea to Value

The new innovation in business book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation explains that the main reason even the most promising innovative ideas fail is due to the organizational failure to implement the innovation plans. Why is it that organizations shy away from innovation implementation? against an organized work culture of fear and innovation assassination. Innovation. Innovation innovation assassination pixar

Ambidextrous organisations: Where innovation should sit in an organisation

Idea to Value

Where should innovation resources actually exist in an organisation? It might seem like a straightforward question, but it is fundamental to whether a company will end up succeeding at innovation or failing. After all, if innovation is so important, should it not get its own department?

Catalysing change through innovation teams


What makes Israel so innovative? Reinforcing and validating the importance and role of collaboration, where a range of new, inspirational, and adaptive models that lean into complexity and catalyse and embed innovative workplace culture changes, have emerged.

Building a Culture of Innovation by Creating A Structure for Unstructured Innovation

Rmukesh Gupta

The need for innovation has never been more acute for businesses than it is today. Every CEO of any sizable business is worrying about which startup from which garage is going to change the rules of their game and disrupt them. Innovations can be incremental, sustainable and disruptive in nature. Disruptive Innovations: These are innovations that are non-linear and usually are a result of an insight that someone in the organisation developed.

You need a chief disruption officer, not a chief innovation officer

Jeffrey Phillips

Today's executives are very powerful, but are beholden to markets that demand exceptional financial precision. The fact of the matter is, cultural attitudes, efficient processes, reward systems and other factors make the job of a "chief innovation officer" difficult, often turning the role into a chief incremental officer. What major corporations need is a senior executive who's only job is to focus on the future, on disruption, on what's emerging and how the company can win.

Four Innovation Paradoxes driving disruption

Innovation 360 Group

There are a number of well-documented key drivers for innovation and global disruption, as discussed in this blog. Historically low interest rate; the exponential growth of CPU power, storage and nanotechnology; globalisation and potentially new fields such as picotechnology are all impacting and explaining the disruptions and innovation steps taken in faster and faster pace. New entrants create new markets and destroy established markets.

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted. What makes an organization innovative? Key Principles of an Agile and Innovative Organization .

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Banks: Too large to fail, easy to Disrupt

Matthew Griffin

In 2008 banks were considered to big to fail but seven years on it’s looking increasingly likely that they’re not too big to disrupt. Over the past number of months I’ve been speaking to the senior executives of many of Europe’s largest banks and while it’s clear that all of them see disruption happening on the margins none of them feel that their institutions are going to fall any time soon.