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Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation

Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation | Business change | Scoop.it
How many have you unwittingly followed?

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Rosabeth always makes sense, this is no different...

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Innovation Demands Discipline, Patience

Innovation Demands Discipline, Patience | Business change | Scoop.it
Innovation is at or near the center of nearly everyone’s radar screen. If you’re not looking for it in your work, you’re looking for it in your personal life, because stirring in each of us is the desire to employ our ingenuity.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, April 17, 2013 4:05 PM

It is not likely that a sudden flash of insight or accidental discovery will create enlightenment. Meaningful change, a.k.a. innovation, is a long process. It takes dedication and hard work.

 

Social business transformation is no exception. Simply implementing some software, or posting to your company's Facebook page will not make your company a social business. Nor will it create massive positive change in sales or within the organization culture.

 

Don’t fall for the equivalent of a get rich quick scheme. You will waste good money by going social without a plan. Software vendors and social networks pitch social media as a cure for whatever ails you. Remember, they have a vested interest in encouraging users to ignore the hard work to build engagement and sustain interest over time.

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Beyond Biases | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Beyond Biases | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Business change | Scoop.it
In their new book, Chip and Dan Heath lay out a path for making better decisions.
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I hope this will be as good as their last book!

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How emotions are emerging as a competitive differentiator?

How emotions are emerging as a competitive differentiator? | Business change | Scoop.it

I’ll start with a real life story. The CEO of a company decided not to renew the contract with their telecommunications provider even though they were the cheapest. Puzzled by that the account manager sought to speak to the CEO and found that the reason for this decision was that the CEO’s daughter had a very bad experience with the provider on her pre-paid phone, dealing with the B2C side of the company. The CEO said that he doesn’t want to deal with a company that treats its customers that way, obviously driven by an emotional response to his daughter’s experience. While also showing the importance of having a 360 degree view of the customer, something that many telecoms miss, this story comes to say farewell to all the myths about rational decision making, especially in the B2B sector.


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Three Ways to Improve How Colleagues from Other Cultures Hear You - Sherwood Fleming's Intercultural Communication Insights

Three Ways to Improve How Colleagues from Other Cultures Hear You - Sherwood Fleming's Intercultural Communication Insights | Business change | Scoop.it
As speakers and writers we have to take more responsibility for the listening side of communication within intercultural business contexts..
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Why We're So Afraid of Change ~ What Holds Businesses Back - Forbes

Why We're So Afraid of Change ~ What Holds Businesses Back - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it

"Embracing change requires you yourself to experience the changes you’re asking your organization to undergo."

 

Our client is now desperately hoping his division’s leaders will embrace change, maybe even a Blue Ocean Strategy. They’ve reached a dangerous tipping point that could risk the future of their business.

 

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To ignite change, you need to do it yourself first.
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:52 PM

Any Blue Ocean change practitioners out there who wish to comment on their client experience of "do it yourself first?"  ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:04 AM

In 2009, Steve McKee published “When Growth Stalls” in which he notes that 41.2% of nearly 5,700 companies he studied stalled in the previous decade. The number of reasons why are staggering, namely: a failure to focus, no competitive point of difference, and weak brand images and identities, to name just a few.

Given this reality, we can turn to science to explain why businesses stagnate. Growing research from the neurosciences and cognitive sciences reveal that change really is difficult for humans. Resistance comes from three forces:

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What Aspiring Designers Need to Know About Strategy

What Aspiring Designers Need to Know About Strategy | Business change | Scoop.it

Business strategists can’t agree on how exactly firms make their strategy. The emergent schools of strategy favored by Mintzberg suggest that there is a lot of room for clever designers to surreptitiously impact their client’s strategy through design and design research.


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Ripped-off Britons: Liebrary: Are the unemployed (a) Skivers and (b) A cause of the ballooning benefits bill? ONS and DWP figures show they are not.

Ripped-off Britons: Liebrary: Are the unemployed (a) Skivers and (b) A cause of the ballooning benefits bill? ONS and DWP figures show they are not. | Business change | Scoop.it

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Fascinating take on a real issue for the future of our country.  Thanks Steve for publishing.

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Radicals & Visionaries: Invention vs. Innovation

Radicals & Visionaries: Invention vs. Innovation | Business change | Scoop.it
Is it better to improve on existing ideas or to start from scratch?

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Maya Mathias's curator insight, April 4, 2013 1:41 AM

I agree with both camps, though I DO tend to be biased toward innovation.  It reminds me of the time I was a Biology major in university, when we debated the usefulness of pure vs. applied science.  What's your take?

John Michel's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:36 AM

Are successful entrepreneurial concepts the product of nature or of nurture? Do they spring unformed from the minds of inventors, or are they carefully cultivated adaptations of preexisting notions?





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Getting Serious about Community Development (Part 4) | Reply-MC

Getting Serious about Community Development (Part 4) | Reply-MC | Business change | Scoop.it

The good old art of managing the emotional bank account of trust. With all the buzz around communities we are tempted to forget that the tipping point between our expertise and the community that supports it, is that bank account.

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Good post on investing in the trust bank to make sure change programmes work  - from @lucgaloppin, always worth reading.

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Creativity: Inspiration vs. Perspiration

Creativity: Inspiration vs. Perspiration | Business change | Scoop.it
Understanding the different ways that your brain approaches creative thinking can help you implement the best approach to problem solving.

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Twitter / MirandaSimrie: Failure is an opportunity to ...

RT @MirandaSimrie: Failure is an opportunity to rethink, change & start over #advancingSA #entrepreneurs #innovation http://t.co/SHgBYOF2XR
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Deconstructing Innovation: a complex concept made simple

Deconstructing Innovation: a complex concept made simple | Business change | Scoop.it

Successful innovators and entrepreneurs all embrace change and the risks that they pose. In fact, innovation is the poster child of the mantra that there are no rules. Only by trying out new things, by failing, by discovering what works and what doesn’t, do you gain answers to the innovation question.


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Change Management Needs to Change

Change Management Needs to Change | Business change | Scoop.it
As a recognized discipline, change management has been in existence for over half a century.

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Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story | Business change | Scoop.it
We all cry, but what biological function does it serve, asks Mark Honigsbaum. And why are humans the only species to shed tears of sorrow and joy?
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Thanks @DrMelanieG for bringing this to my attention.

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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.

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Transforming the corporate sector - fear of the future holding leaders back

Transforming the corporate sector - fear of the future holding leaders back | Business change | Scoop.it
Businesses will stick to the status quo whatever the disastrous consequences unless we build a credible sustainability vision (RT @sarah_holloway: Wonderful, personal, spot-on article about the pain of real transformation:
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Maya Mathias's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:58 PM

This article makes the vital connection between a leader's ability to embrace uncertainty amidst accelerated change, and an organization's ability to prevail amidst the hard knocks of the modern marketplace.

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Trust: The Bitcoin Of Innovative Cultures - Forbes

Trust: The Bitcoin Of Innovative Cultures - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
Organizational trust is the Bitcoin of innovative cultures.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 12, 2013 9:55 PM

In organizational settings – and particularly in corporate environments – a principle like trust tends to come across as a hollow promise for hollow commitments.  At best trust is organizationally experienced as perhaps a nice aspiration, but unlikely. At worst, it is experienced as a daily dose of cynicism.

Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:01 PM

(ré)discover the 12 rules of the HP garage ;-)

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This Is Innovation: Tippling At Whole Foods | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

This Is Innovation: Tippling At Whole Foods | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Business change | Scoop.it
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey explains how bars started springing up among the grocer's premium aisles. Hint: It involves organizational structure.

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Vicky Ellam-Dyson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:36 AM

John Mackey at Whole Foods is inspirational in his approach to business and his employees. Also check out: http://www.success.com/articles/591-6-ways-to-empower-employees

 

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Will Women Leaders Influence the Way We Work? — HBS Working Knowledge

Will Women Leaders Influence the Way We Work? — HBS Working Knowledge | Business change | Scoop.it
As a growing number of women advance to corporate leadership positions, Jim Heskett wonders, will they change the way we work? What do YOU think?

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Yes - but so will men thinking differently.  Both are part of the equation for change...

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Maya Mathias's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:09 PM

I have too many thoughts and opinions on this to list here!  This is inspiring me to write a longer post about it all.

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» 15 Tips for Taming Distractions When Trying to Create - World of Psychology

» 15 Tips for Taming Distractions When Trying to Create - World of Psychology | Business change | Scoop.it
When it comes to creativity, distractions “are a mixed blessing,” according to Christina Rosalie, a writer, mixed-media artist and author of A Field Guide

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I'm glad they are at least in part a blessing!

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MyCreativeTeam's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:54 AM

Squirrel!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:51 AM

Good concrete ideas for minimizing distractions. I use the kitchen timer one a lot.

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Capco Introduces “changeSourcing” to Drive Bank Transformation

Capco Introduces “changeSourcing” to Drive Bank Transformation | Business change | Scoop.it
Capco Introduces “changeSourcing” to Drive Bank Transformation
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Interesting concept, recognising that change professionals are genuinely valuable in service transformation.

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Defining a Social Business - Altimeter report review part 2 | London ...

Defining a Social Business - Altimeter report review part 2 | London ... | Business change | Scoop.it
Altimeter group looked at the six stages of social business transformation. Here we ... Altimeter lists the following best practices to ensure the “presence” stage of the transformation maximises business impact: 1.
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How To Explode "Narrow Frame" Thinking To Unleash Great Ideas

How To Explode "Narrow Frame" Thinking To Unleash Great Ideas | Business change | Scoop.it
Studies have found that people tend to make “whether or not” decisions, like “I’m deciding whether or not to quit my job,” or “I’m deciding whether or not to buy a new TV.” This is a trap--one that psychologists call “narrow framing.” People caught...

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, April 1, 2013 3:35 AM

How to broaden your thinking! For me this equates to altering the boundaries of the system you are considering!

John Michel's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:16 AM

Studies have found that people tend to make “whether or not” decisions, like “I’m deciding whether or not to quit my job,” or “I’m deciding whether or not to buy a new TV.” This is a trap--one that psychologists call “narrow framing.” People caught in a narrow frame tend to overlook the full range of options available to them. So the question is, how can you break out of a narrow frame and generate new options for yourself?

Rim Riahi's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:50 AM

Studies have found that people tend to make “whether or not” decisions, like “I’m deciding whether or not to quit my job,” or “I’m deciding whether or not to buy a new TV.” This is a trap--one that psychologists call “narrow framing.” People caught...

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Innovation: Time to Ditch

Innovation:  Time to Ditch | Business change | Scoop.it
Innovation leadership demands a new kind of leader, one who embodies both the generalist and the specialist.
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Ricard Lloria's curator insight, March 31, 2013 9:14 PM

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo da Vinci