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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.

Why we should focus on Innovation Governance

Paul Hobcraft

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. Governance of innovation in a comprehensive manner, that is well-designed is essential for innovation today.

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Building the Innovation Business Case

Paul Hobcraft

What condition of ‘readiness’ in design, capabilities and capacity4. These form the ‘way forward’ in discussions, resolution and design.

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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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.

Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

Often we forget to reinforce the very design within our organizational structures, we leave role structures incomplete and uncertain, or we always seem to be changing them, before they have had any real chance to ‘form and storm.’

Five Technology Trends Driving Manufacturing (Are you on Board?)

Daniel Burrus

Of all industries, this one is one that has to be anticipatory in both how they manufacture items, and in foreseeing disruptions and change long before they create problems. Corporations that create in this world facilitate so many integral pieces to contemporary life by way of manufacturing.

Why We Are Entering A New Innovation Era.

Paul Hobcraft

This dramatic change we will all be undergoing will have a significant impact on organizations innovation management design and it requires new connected thinking” I believe innovation is in a need for change and is coming very quickly to a refraction point in how it’s going to be managed. Credit: Acacia Communications.

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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Innovating in the digital age- a terrific report

Paul Hobcraft

I think they will have too, in this digital age or they will be even more disadvantaged, disrupted and struggling to find sustaining growth. The report from Arthur D Little “ Innovating in the digital age- a cross-industry exploration ” has to be the one report that really stands out for me from this year. I highly recommend it. They take a look at how digital technology will transform the way innovation will be managed in the future.

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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.

Innovation Ventures: Separation vs. Integration

Integrative Innovation

In many organizations, no appropriate guidelines for this issue have been given up to now, although this poses a necessary condition to dual, integrative innovation success. Depending on the innovation venture’s particular characteristics, four quadrants can be considered: Adapted from “Lead and Disrupt” by Charles O’Reilly and Michael Tushman.

Cynefin: A framework that grows for me all the time in its value and worth.

Paul Hobcraft

Adding additional features to software, in any strategic design are more predictable. You look here to focus increasingly on building guidelines, establishing rules or standards and less on applying fixed processes that do not meet this environment. They are never any recipes for success already known, you have to design it. Communications and engagement are critical. The Cynefin Framework by David Snowden, through Cognitive Edge.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

It’s no secret the business world has become enamored by “disruptive” innovation. The approach includes making explicit distinctions between different types of innovation, from incremental to disruptive. creating new digital customer experiences) and “disruptive innovation” (e.g., 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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The 5 Jobs to Address Uncertainty

Moves the Needle

The increased complexity and endless disruptions of the modern world brought on by the transition to the digital age means uncertainty is everywhere. They may be design thinkers, agile developers, or people who have worked in startups before.

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

Innovation management software from high-end vendors – such as that offered by Qmarkets – offers gamification and collaboration features to engage users. “Eureka!” We’ve all heard this famous ancient Greek term for “I’ve found it”. But how did it enter common parlance?

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

It’s no secret the business world has become enamored by “disruptive” innovation. The approach includes making explicit distinctions between different types of innovation, from incremental to disruptive. creating new digital customer experiences) and “disruptive innovation” (e.g., 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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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. We need to recognize allowing greater risk and investigation encourages us to see change differently, to offset the growing disruptive aspects swirling all around us. This comes from engaging with your customers, in the market place not your own premises.

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. We need to recognize allowing greater risk and investigation encourages us to see change differently, to offset the growing disruptive aspects swirling all around us. This comes from engaging with your customers, in the market place not your own premises.

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

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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Innovation SOP: Overcoming the Hurdles of Digital Transformation

Qmarkets

Welcome back to Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice. Don’t stay on the wrong side of digital disruption. Their traditional “brick and mortar” businesses have been disrupted by digital or online businesses. They’ve disrupted the traditional way of their businesses and can offer services anywhere and on most platforms.

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. For every innovation project manager out there I’m sure that the following 5 “Innovation Archetypes” will look very familiar: The Instigator: Much of the time, Instigators can seems standoffish, as though they aren’t actively engaged in the project.

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. For every innovation project manager out there I’m sure that the following 5 “Innovation Archetypes” will look very familiar: The Instigator: Much of the time, Instigators can seems standoffish, as though they aren’t actively engaged in the project.

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. That is why one of the ideas is to keep the hackathons as an ongoing process, with frequent meet-ups to “disrupt” the routine.

Giant Innovation: A New Way for Big Corporations to Build Innovation Capability and Do Real Innovation

The Vault

Over the past seven years, as Innovation Strategist for Autodesk in San Francisco, as the Founder of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, I’ve worked directly with 200 corporations from 40 countries, conducting 500 innovation engagements with them. Using material like this — and of course, customizing it for each specific company — you can engage your people via presentations, discussions, events, workshops, videos, etc., Real innovation… Where does it happen?

Comprehensive Guide for Facilitator Training

CMOE

If you have to facilitate a session right away, you might skip straight to Part 4 and use our blank facilitator guide template to design your course. Manage disruptions that may occur. Managing Disruptions.

Innovation FAQ #1: What Is Innovation Management?

Qmarkets

Strategy : Defining the various ‘plans of attack’ for harnessing resources and ideas to reach innovation goals incrementally or disruptively. Implementation: Designating teams to implement a fully-formed idea efficiently. The former, available for a fixed payment, entails the software being deployed directly to your servers – ensuring full compliance with your IT department’s guidelines. “Eureka!”

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. Be ready for unprecedented employee engagement.

Top 10 must-read books on Innovation

hackerearth

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. Engaging stories and tips on how to deal with damning cynics by donning “suitable” hats make this book an absolute gem. Being innovative or creative looks like an inherent trait to most of us, doesn’t it?