Is Lean Management doomed in the age of Innovation?

Exago

It has been 30 years since the term Lean Management – a long-term approach that seeks to achieve incremental process changes to improve efficiency and quality – was first coined. Yet in other circles, Lean Management still seems to be alive and well, with its potential to be fully revealed.

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Profiling the Open Innovation Manager

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about, and also to, innovation managers here on the blog. Mike Hatrick (the event moderator) asked the question: who really is the innovation manager? The Innovation ManagerIn fact, we have an entire section dedicated to them.

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

In the early days, a management consultant used the familiar chiefs/Indians line to predict they’d fail. If the structure of the management committee was a problem, they would have failed by now. Your main point of differentiation is innovation. innovation

Managing Expectations in Innovation Management

IdeaScale

However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.”. We can address these concerns head-on by setting and managing expectations.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

INNOVATION A RIGOROUS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF. CORPORATE INNOVATION CULTURES Is there a best way for companies to innovate successfully? of Management, to analyze five years of. used Spigit’s idea management software. innovation practices at these companies.

Solving the 'Who are My Stakeholders' Dilemma: A Quick Innovation Managers’ Guide

HYPE Innovation

I was recently asked a very down-to-earth question: “Where do you find answers to practical issues in innovation management?” This time, however, and to the amusement of the innovation manager asking, the word “Netflix” came out first. The Innovation Manager

The Best Management Is No Management

Game-Changer

Late last year I was invited to talk to a group of students of a newly minted Innovation major from CETYS University. Less management, more leadership. Innovation is not business as usual , and a culture reflects that. entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership

Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. The post Lesson 2 from true innovation managers: top management commitment is needed appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories business transformation commitment engagement innovation-priority leadershipThis is lesson 2.

Inbound Innovation Management

HYPE Innovation

We hear from many innovation professionals that they struggle with their program, often, because the company does not really adopt it. The employees won't share ideas, middle managers are consumed by meeting the quarterly goals, top management sees innovation management as a nice-to-have.

Innovation Requires Ambidextrous Management

Innovation Excellence

For quite some time, I've been advocating the idea that successful and sustainable corporate innovation management systems should be based on the following cornerstones.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

INNOVATION. REPORT Methodology Spigit’s 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report. innovation program for over three years, and 36 percent. innovation by looking at programs established for three. practice of crowdsourced innovation. strategically innovate?

Constructing Innovation as Value Management

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation needs to create value, both short-term and progressively over time. Yet our innovation activities are constantly coming up short for the leaders within our organizations, who continue to remain disappointed in its final outcome to stimulate and drive the growth they want to see.

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. You’ll gain a valuable and quick insight into critical aspects that innovation managers and CINO’s should be aware of.

Innovation Requires Dedicated Management

Integrative Innovation

Each horizon corresponds to a certain innovation scope. Horizon 2 (H2) aims at bridging H1 and H3 by means of scaling promising H3 initiatives or innovating existing H1 business models. The 3H concept aligns innovation activities with intended strategies.

Expectation Management: Understanding the “No”

IdeaScale

Sometimes companies are afraid to launch a crowdsourced innovation program, because they’re afraid that they’ll have to deliver on an avalanche of ideas. Queensland Police described their “if not, why not” policy in their innovation community.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

INNOVATION Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works by Dylan Minor, Paul Brook, and Josh Bernoff OCTOBER 09, 2017 UPDATED OCTOBER 09, 2017 JUAN DÍAZ-FAES FOR HBR Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. ectively engaged in innovation.

Innovation in Management

The Future Shapers

Having worked in the “innovation” space for nearly three years, I have read loads of content, gone to conferences, watched TED talks and discussed what it means to individuals and their organisations quite extensively. In all of these discussions, we’ve never really talked about innovation specifically related to managing people. What is it to practice EveryDay innovation as a business development manager?

Keep Innovation Management Simple

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is the lifeblood of business growth. Innovation management is also a process; a means of getting the right product to the right people at the right time. Yet all too often innovation management doesn’t work well.

Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. The post Lesson 3 from true innovation managers: go for global participation appeared first on Exago. This is lesson 3. Blog Clients' success stories Exago employees engagement participation

The Future of Idea Management

InnovationManagement

As the Co-founder at Viima , an idea management software company, I frequently get asked about the future of idea management. With the amount of innovation that we’re seeing across industries, it’s hardly surprising.

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

The practice of innovation has come a long way, and for good reason. In response, even the largest, most established firms have prioritized creating a culture of innovation in order to thrive in the coming. is the world’s largest provider of innovation management solutions.

Manage your Innovation Pipeline exactly like your Sales Pipeline

Innovation Excellence

Managing the Sales pipeline is a well-developed executive skill in any company selling large ticket items to business customers. Some of the key actions in managing the pipeline include: Qualification questions have to be answered.

Sorting through our Innovation Management Tools

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught up in handling and understanding different management tools. There are management tools that have become ‘enshrined’ in organizations and many of the executives become settled on the ones they have bothered to learn or seemingly do the job. Disruptive Innovation Labs.

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An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

HYPE Innovation

Design thinking informs human-centered innovation and begins with developing an understanding of customers’ or users’ unmet or unarticulated needs”.

The Seven Best Practices for Enterprise Innovation Management

IdeaScale

Strong leadership is key to enterprise innovation. Creating an innovation strategy that lets you push your industry forward without leaving clients behind needs several pieces to be effective. Another question that needs exploring is where your company wants to go with this innovation.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

a Culture of Innovation 2 // 19Spigit: 11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Existing Culture Into a Culture of Innovation 1 2 94% of senior executives in a research study by McKinsey said. innovation. innovation to build a culture of. innovation. sustainable innovation and.

Two Industrial Era Management Beliefs That Kill Innovation

Game-Changer

Companies that aspire to innovate have to get out of their own way by challenging core beliefs of how they believe business works. Aspiring innovators either hire the best talent possible or develop it in-house; neither option is cheap. Beliefs. We all have them.

Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German

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Exago Smart collaborative innovation software can now be used by German speakers in their own language. With the new version, the Exago enterprise-grade solution becomes available in nine language options, enabling over a million people worldwide to share ideas and insights and contribute to their company’s innovation and business goals. The post Hallo Innovator! Exago Smart innovation management software is now in German appeared first on Exago.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Tim Kastelle

As reiterated by Tim Kastelle in the previous post , it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both are equally important. Three horizons as distinct playgrounds for innovation intiatives.

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation. The Innovation Manager

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

manageable, albeit that it takes a change in mindset and process. Spigit’s ideation management software to establish a way to source, rank, and. employees, customers and partners to solve today’s problems, maximize tomorrow’s opportunities and accelerate innovation.

The Constant Tension Between Managing Innovation vs. Managing Risk

InnovationManagement

Managing innovation is a big role that puts a lot of weight on the shoulders of management teams. Depending on how much a company cultivates an innovative culture and environment, innovative ideas either go through chains of command, or are workshopped in specific departments. Strategies innovation innovation management risk risk management

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important.

Lesson 1 from true innovation managers: set strategic, purposeful challenges

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To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. The post Lesson 1 from true innovation managers: set strategic, purposeful challenges appeared first on Exago. This is lesson 1. Blog Exago Insights

Innovation Must Be Managed

Tim Kastelle

Someone recently tweeted this about innovation: Perhaps some confusion about “innovation”: if it can be predictably produced/managed, is it truly innovative? This is why time is such an important element in innovation.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Chapter 1 So You Want to Be a Disruptive Innovator? Chapter 3 Be Intentional with Your Innovation Intent.25 Chapter 8 assess Your Innovation Culture.97 discussions haven’t explicitly linked culture directly to innovation and business. innovation in other companies.

Uncovering the Hopes and Fears of the Innovation Manager

HYPE Innovation

I have just returned from the most recent HYPE Regional Innovation Managers Forum hosted by Fujitsu Services in the beautiful City of London and my head is still abuzz with what I’ve seen & heard. Innovation Programs Customer Insights The Innovation Manager