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?

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. What is an innovation culture? The question we need start with is to actually define what an innovation culture is.

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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. The key for me in the map shown below is to view considerations differently when you are thinking innovation ecosystems.

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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. The IEA, by rethinking how they re-designate technology innovation, makes for a substantial shift.

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.

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is one of the most critical places where innovation application is required and able to be conducted to deliver a sustaining impact in our world. Innovation solutions will provide the energy transition needed, and that is what makes it such a compelling area to focus upon.

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.

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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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.

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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. There is a real need to find innovative solutions that focus on the end-user sectors of transport, industry, and buildings.

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? Innovation gets caught up in this.

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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.

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. Innovation needs organizing but it also needs a better understanding of its contributing parts.

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.

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.

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. It provides the innovation marching orders. Design Thinking is increasing its role in innovation thinking. Source: Rikke Dam and Teo Yin Siang.

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. Can we manage innovation the way many still are? Do the PLM providers hold the innovation key?

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Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

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.

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. Yet the innovation message is for us all. The organization of innovation is for all.

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 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. That now seems like ages ago, and a lot has changed in how we manage innovation since then.

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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.

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? The post Recession, Survival and Innovation appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Why innovation needs management

Exago

Managing innovation is crucial so that valuable ideas are not only generated and recognised, but actually come to life to help overcome business challenges and enhance business performance. The post Why innovation needs management appeared first on Exago.

Serial innovation: the secret behind the most innovative companies

Exago

It goes without saying that a company’s ability to innovate is tied to its performance. This is the question set out in the Boston Consulting Group’s latest report, which ranks the world’s most innovative companies in 2020.

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. The challenge s of centralized innovation.

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.

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. The Big Takeaway for me is the positioning of working in the Innovation Space.

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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. Innovation as a dedicated activity still sits uncomfortably within many organizations.

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.

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Seeing the Energy Transition in Different Horizons and Innovative Ways

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation within the Energy Transition continues to be “carved out” for faster referencing and relating. My intent for going about this energy journey is stated as the following: I will focus on the value/impact of innovation within the Energy Transition (core).

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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.

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. You are among the sophisticated innovation elite.

The Energy Transition Needs A Structured Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

For that, we require ingenuity in our abilities to break through present seemingly difficult barriers in technologies, and this calls for breakthrough innovation. The importance of innovation is across the board. To do this, we must avoid the innovation emissions cul-de-sac.

Building the Coordinates into your Innovation World

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organization’s ways and wishes, especially the emphasis on working in structured, efficient and productive ways.

The Innovation Journey Map

Destination Innovation

The Innovation Journey Map (IJM) is a similar concept showing the journey that an innovation takes from initial conception through to final implementation. The IJM would typically include: A flowchart or diagrammatic representation of the journey which the innovation takes.

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.

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? You can follow their work over on innovation-3, where they help companies to set the Scaling-Up of a fully validated innovation concept up for success. The shedding of legacy can equally liberate innovation.

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Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

Often our innovation activities face the same dilemma. Innovation needs time, it needs evolution and resolution but also speeding up. The need for innovation results has sped up considerably. Designing the complete rapid innovation application process.

Governing innovation extensively doubles revenue growth

Exago

A recent report by Accenture has found that fewer than one in eight companies govern innovation extensively. The report, which examines how innovation is and will likely be governed in the future, found that only 12% of companies govern innovation […].

Best Innovation Books to Read in 2019

Rocketspace

One thing noticeable amongst corporate innovation leaders is that they are constantly reading and discussing new concepts, models, and ideas.

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.