The Accidental Innovation

Destination Innovation

Innovators are open-minded and quick to learn from failure. The post The Accidental Innovation appeared first on Destination Innovation. History of Innovation Innovation Examples & Lessons accidental innovation invention tebag thomas sullivan

Energy technology needs more rapid innovation cycles

Paul Hobcraft

That is an awful lot of innovation to get us to a clean energy transition from where we are today. As anyone knows the more you explore innovation and what it is trying to resolve, the more complex it becomes. Accelerating Innovation through rapid innovation adoption cycles.

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A pathway to building more dynamic innovation capabilities

Paul Hobcraft

To build a pathway to enabling more dynamic innovation capabilities needs to go through Nine Stages. Building innovation capabilities take time; they are complex, highly structured, and multi-dimensional. Getting Started – Understanding the Needs & Imperatives of Innovation Fitness.

A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

It is an example of an innovative new blend – ‘country rap’ The lesson is clear. Creative people do not have to be in the same room in order to collaborate on innovations. We need to work remotely and we need to innovate so why not combine the two?

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Do you recognize your innovators leaders position?

Paul Hobcraft

Often innovation succeeds or fails by the personal involvement and engagement of a ‘selected’ few. Recognizing the types of innovation leadership might help you manage the innovation work a little better. So can you recognize the traits of your innovation leader?

Facilitating the Innovation Ecosystem Design

Paul Hobcraft

I have a group of Ecosystem Mind maps but I thought I’d share this one here to trigger further the thinking that needs to go into building an Innovation Ecosystem. To be honest I am not sure if it conveys as much as I would like, to reflect on differences when you come to working in innovation ecosystem designs. The key for me in the map shown below is to view considerations differently when you are thinking innovation ecosystems.

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Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

Idea to Value

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders. Given the extraordinary importance of innovation for businesses, and society in general, and the fact that culture has been shown to be one of the biggest barriers for innovation performance, it’s not much of a surprise. What is an innovation culture? Why is an innovative culture so important?

Innovation has the power to unlock the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

The energy shifts undergoing in the energy transitions today are allowing real innovation opportunities when you survey the innovation landscape. Innovation is the catalyst for this. The innovation aspect needs to gather momentum.

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Valuing digitization alongside innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing a very distinctive advantage in embracing digitalization into innovation. The potential of combining digitalization and innovation insights offers significantly more potential for sustaining growth and building a greater connection into the needs of our customers. Much of our innovation work today is caught up in out-of-date information, poor and inadequate data, restricted research and limited market understanding.

Innovation needs the power of completing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. The prospect of new innovation potential will eventually work through into the world of Industry 4.0 Innovation is ready for those accelerating and being fully committed to their 4IR journey.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

The Netflix Innovation Cycle

Game-Changer

How does Netflix innovate? Just like any organization that has a track record of innovation, you have to start with it’s culture. The Nextflix Innovation Cycle goes like this: “Farm for dissent”, or “socialize” the idea.

Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

Constructing an innovation conversation framework is never easy, we all come at it in different ways and when it comes to those strategic conversations, we feel a sense of panic and growing tension as our messages begin to fray at the edges and slip more into tactical, the more we talk.

Extending innovations value- appreciating the whole system.

Paul Hobcraft

Well, I had a reflective moment on some points I consider within innovation that need re-emphasizing. So my reflective points were these as we always should consider the whole connected system of innovation. Extending innovations value – appreciating the whole system. For me, innovation needs to be treated more like a complete interlinked value chain. We must step back and see the whole value chain system for innovation. There is always a time to reflect.

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Sharply accelerating clean energy innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Today the International Energy Agency (IRA) released a long-awaited update on where innovation needs to be in the energy transition we are undergoing. In this new report, “ Energy Technology perspective: Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation ” released today, 2 nd July 2020, they have developed some improved modeling tools to bring a higher capacity to answer key technology questions in greater detail. This report is a timely update as our new technology innovation focal point.

Innovation adoption in the technology lifecycle for Energy Translation

Paul Hobcraft

Technological innovation has a central role to play in the Energy Transition currently being undertaken throughout the world. This journey of decarbonization can be a journey over many years, and this is where having a very highly focused group focusing on technology innovation will significantly help make the transitions needed, hopefully in a well thought through structured way. Lastly, innovation needs to achieve an affordably decarbonize industrial transition.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Different reasons, different focus areas partly although innovation keeps us together, well me checking in on them, I’m not so sure it is the same their end. Nesta is an innovation foundation. They state: “For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality. Just go and explore these, they are such a storehouse of innovation approaches. It is how we should be thinking about undertaking innovation. You sometimes need to kick yourself.

Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

How often do you feel the tensions surrounding innovation? A tough part of managing within larger organizations is in reducing the layers and competing forces, the underlying tensions that innovation (uncertainty) brings out? Confronted by the need for gathering facts, innovation often struggles as much of this takes significant time and is often outside the organization’s present understanding. Innovation gets caught up in this.

Seeking out knowledge that feeds our innovations

Paul Hobcraft

The more we embrace change and recognize innovation demands more of our time, the more we must seek out knowledge that ‘feeds’ innovation. The expectation ‘bar’ needs to be raised from those practicing innovation, I feel the constant need is for those working within innovation; they have this real need to raise their game significantly. Innovation needs organizing but it also needs a better understanding of its contributing parts.

All things considered for Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

When we are designing innovation for the future, the search is even more centered around strategically connected value creation. We need to draw on insights, creativity but most importantly have a growing sense of the context we are thinking through to search for new ideas, concepts, and eventual new innovating solutions. It provides the innovation marching orders. Design Thinking is increasing its role in innovation thinking. Source: Rikke Dam and Teo Yin Siang.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on. If you are not, then simply “click away” and certainly my best wishes by ignoring a very changing innovation world that we are all undergoing. Much of the current innovation process you are currently working with is a Dinosaur, it should have disappeared long ago.

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Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. Innovation risk leaves many executives very uncomfortable. That growing uncomfortable feeling that innovation places their bonus at “risk” so they like to ring fence innovation as much as possible. So I always welcome discussion on risk and innovation.

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow. Building your innovation value proposition is critical to your innovation success.Value propositions are essential always in my opinion, innovation is no different. Thinking about my own identification with the IVP took me back to when I started out on my innovation journey 18 years ago.

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Innovation Capital Lies Within Organizational Learning

Paul Hobcraft

We need to know how to unlock the real value of innovation both personally and within the organization, we work for. If we do not fully understand where the innovation capital comes from, how new capital and stock can be provided, innovation will remain tentative, always stuttering along. I’d like to offer a fresh view on building your own innovation capital. Then we have the opportunity to build Innovation Capital.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Checking for the global pulse of innovation

Paul Hobcraft

As a report, the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) is a whopper, at 450 pages, although 50% of this is detailed economic profiles and data tables for each country within the index. When you are caught up in generating innovation within a business these sorts of reports can often pass you by as not so relevant to your everyday job of innovation. Yet the innovation message is for us all. The interest in innovation is getting wider appreciation and attention.

America’s Innovation Ecosystem Needs To Innovate Itself

Digital Tonto

The truth is that we need to continually innovate how we innovate. [[ This is a content summary only. All Posts Collaboration Innovation LeadershipMost of all, we need to come to terms with the fact that the answers to the challenges of the future will not be found in the past.

How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Which of these is the most important skill for a leader of innovation? Generating good proposals for innovative products and services is fairly easy. Here are some bad reasons to kill innovation projects. Here are some good reasons to kill innovation projects. But it is extremely hard to know in advance which innovations will really strike a chord. The post How to Kill Innovation Projects appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Making innovation better

The Future Shapers

Did you know that more than 90% of leaders are dissatisfied with their innovation performance? Innovation is not delivering the required impact. This isn’t good enough, and innovation needs to get better. Here are some ideas on how you can manage for better innovation output.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. There is this consistent need or pressure to grow, yet that specific needle stays stubbornly stuck in low growth numbers, even with all this innovation talk and desire. Innovation as a dedicated activity still sits uncomfortably within many organizations. Innovation Tours.

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

Here is where innovators are going to be well-positioned. Working within the innovation space will be one of the best launching pads for being more comfortable for the future of work. What struck me was the role innovation plays in all three categories: today’s skills (2018), those that will have demand in 2022, and those that will decline in 2022. Working in the innovation space offers you the opportunity to grow and learn what this means and how it works for you.

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The Innovation Sophistication Index

Destination Innovation

How can you assess how innovative your business is? The Innovation Sophistication Index is a list of just 24 statements. This is the Launch phase where the need for innovation is recognised but not much has been achieved so far. They believe that they need to be more innovative but are so busy meeting the needs of customers that they have not made innovation a priority not allocated the necessary resources and commitment to make it happen.

Accelerating Innovation in the Energy Transition Journey

Paul Hobcraft

What fascinates me presently is the energy transition currently being undertaken, due to the enormous amount of innovation options being considered and applied. The dependence on innovation to transform the system through technological solutions, market redesign, and new business models. The innovation aspect needs to gather momentum. The need of innovation solutions could not be greater in demand. [link].

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6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

Whether you’re just getting started or have an established innovation program, how do you ensure it delivers on its goals on an ongoing basis? Download this ebook to learn the 6 essential building blocks of a great innovation program, from winning a sponsorship to choosing the right software.

Why Bother with User Innovation?

InnovationManagement

Users are a hidden ‘front end’ of innovation, highly motivated, prepared to experiment and tolerant of things not working right first time. The post Why Bother with User Innovation?

Why Every Large Organization Should Decentralize Innovation

Idea to Value

I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to. However, there was one big issue with the approach they were planning to take that would very likely have proven to be quite problematic: a fully centralized approach to ideation and innovation. The challenge s of centralized innovation.

Recession, Survival and Innovation

Destination Innovation

In times of severe recession should you cut costs and focus on survival or take the opportunity to invest in innovation so that you can benefit from the eventual recovery? If the cash dries up and you cannot pay the rent then a pipeline of great innovative products and services is of little help. From a history of innovation perspective, it is worth noting that the product on which Kellogg’s success was built, Corn Flakes, was the result of an accident.

50 Ways to Stifle Innovation

Destination Innovation

The post 50 Ways to Stifle Innovation appeared first on Destination Innovation. Humour 50 ways go for the kill bill stifle innovation(With apologies to Paul Simon). Say goodbye with a wave, Dave. Just get up and leave, Steve. Go for the kill, Bill. When you hear an idea. Don’t try something new, Stu. Just do what you know, Joe. Don’t mess with success, Jess. Treat failure with fear. Don’t share your concern, Bern. Don’t talk at all, Paul. Ignore the crew, Sue.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.