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Culture Shift: Making Innovation Contagious

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The future is in how fast you are at unlearning. - Innovation Excellence (blog)

The future is in how fast you are at unlearning. - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Creativity & Innovation - Interest Piques | Scoop.it

Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls. Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship.




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Innovation can be Trained

 

"Innovators actively desire to change the status quo, and they regularly take smart risks to make it happen." - Clayton Christensen 


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Looking for Innovation in All the Wrong Places

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For leaders of multinational companies, innovation is the engine of market growth. Nothing increases market share or captures new markets like a new product, process, or service.

But what—or who—consistently drives innovation in corporate America?

 

Not the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, actually. New research from the Center for Talent Innovation suggests that the engine of innovation resides in the collective genius of diverse teams managed by leaders who value perspectives and approaches outside their own experience or expertise. With input from 1,800 survey respondents, 40 Fortune 500 case studies, and 100-plus innovators, we found that companies with inherently diverse employees and leaders who behave inclusively were likeliest to open a new market in the last year or expand their share of an existing one. A vertically diverse workforce, not boy genius, is what drives market growth through serial innovation.


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The Inside and Outside View of Innovation

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How can companies ensure that a promising initiative receives the necessary resources? And why do so many brilliant inventions fail while other seemingly mediocre offerings succeed? Such questions are addressed in two recent books — Unrelenting Innovation: How to Build a Culture for Market Dominance, by Gerard J. Tellis and The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation, by Ron Adner. The first book concentrates on a company’s internal workings, while the latter focuses on its external environment.

 

In Unrelenting Innovation, Tellis asserts that the single most important driver of innovation in any organization is its culture, and he cites three organizational traits important for innovation: a willingness to cannibalize existing products, a risk-taking attitude and the ability to focus on the future. Many companies have a hard time commercializing radical innovations, Tellis notes, because these would hurt the company’s existing products. To counter such tendencies, Tellis offers three practices: providing the right incentives, fostering internal markets and empowering “innovation champions” within the organization.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:06 PM

Two recent books focus on different aspects of innovation — within and outside the organization.

ksraju's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:50 AM

innovation is key for growth and Life echo system. every new learning or struggle for existence will create innovation.

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4 Global Innovations You Need to See Now

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A bike that was once a box, a lamp lit by weights, and more.
A Bicycle Made Of Cardboard (featured above)
Alfa bike I.G.

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Outsourcing Business Processes for Innovation

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Many companies pursue business process outsourcing to trim costs. But it can evolve into much more.

 

The number of companies that outsource critical business processes to outside suppliers has been growing significantly worldwide. In 2012, companies outsourced some $309 billion of services — activities including finance and accounting, human resource management, procurement and legal services — and the overall volume has been growing at a rate of around 25% annually.

 

Although many organizations initiated business process outsourcing (BPO) as part of an effort to reduce costs or acquire new skills, it has since evolved into much more. In relationships companies classify as high-performing, service providers deliver substantial long-term improvements to the client’s operating efficiency and strategic performance.

 

These types of innovations require companies and service providers to work together. BPO providers do not need incentives to improve their own revenue or margins, but they do need them to focus on the client’s performance. While partners may incentivize innovation by using mechanisms such as productivity targets, allocating innovation days and agreeing to gain share on innovation projects, innovation won’t happen unless clients and providers implement a more comprehensive process that combines acculturation across different organizations, an engaging method for generating ideas, adequate funding and a system for managing change.


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MTD's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:11 AM

Can you ever truly outsource innovation? Should you? 

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, April 30, 2013 7:55 PM
Good question. Dynamic innovation in BPO is an intensely collaborative endeavor. In high-performing business-process outsourcing relationships, companies and service providers work together to foster innovation.
MTD's comment, May 2, 2013 5:17 PM
You're absolutely right, of course. The target of pure savings is ultimately a short-term goal and often backfires. If you're outsourcing processes that are core to your business, you had better be certain you'll achieve those savings as well as topline growth - as you say, through real innovation and positive change.
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9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity

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Innovation is work, not magic
SUMMARY: Innovators and creative types are simply people who know how to work hard to turn ideas into reality, say nine creative types who were interviewed. "[T]he creative process ... isn't some mystical fairy dust and twinkly lights that only happens to special people if all the stars are aligned. It's work," artist Jolie Guillebeau says.

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6. Forget perfection, and find the “magic threshold.”

Guillebeau used to spend 30 to 60 hours perfecting one painting. So when she started her painting-a-day project, she was terrified that her work would suffer. To combat her fears, she adapted a story from Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

In that book they tell the story of a pottery class where half the students are graded on the quantity of the pieces they make– no matter what the quality, at the end of the semester all of their work would be placed on a scale and if the work weighed more than a certain number of pounds they’d receive an A. The other half of the class would only be graded on one single piece — they didn’t have to create anything else that semester. Of course, the first half not only created more, but the work they made was better than the half who spent dozens of hours perfecting the one single work. I decided this applied to my own work as well.

Today, she still creates the best painting she can. But instead of perfection, she strives for a “magic threshold where I love it, and I’m happy…[A]t a certain point I have to let it go and hope that the quantity of my work will also improve the quality.”
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Can IDEO's view of Creativity and Innovation change the way we teach?

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Global firm IDEO incorporates human behavior into product design -- an innovative approach being taught at Stanford. Charlie Rose profiles the company's founder, David Kelley.

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Five personality types that foster innovation – which one are you?

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There are five major personalities crucial to fostering a healthy atmosphere of innovation within an organisation, according to a recent Forbes Insights study. What personality types will drive innovation in your business?


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When Politics Gets in the Way of Innovation | WIRED

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Xerox invented Laser printing and copying less than 50 years ago and as a result revolutionized the publishing industry.

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Innovation Excellence | Rise of Tech Innovation

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We came across this infographic that high highlights the rise of tech innovation, including one person's perspective on what the top five innovative & disruptive technologies area and who four of the most innovative companies are...

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O desafio é tirar o melhor proveito da Inovação e tecnologias relacionadas

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Leading a Culture of Innovation with Sir Ken Robinson

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Yesterday I heard Sir Ken Robinson speak live at the EDUCAUSE conference in Anaheim, CA.  Readers may know Ken Robinson by his acclaimed talks about education on TEDx. Robinson, professor, author a...

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Cracking The Code Of Innovation: The Key To Business Success ...

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Ceres Wu's comment, August 22, 2013 6:39 AM
i always think working in a term its not a easily thing to do, as everyone has different value and background, we will have communication conflict, but this is a good article to help and improve this issue.
Ly Bibi Shen's comment, August 22, 2013 6:41 AM
i found this paragraph is qutie intersting "Statistical analysis of our survey results showed that two elements of an innovation system are likely to be critical: innovation goals and strategies on the one hand and portfolio management on the other. The element we thought might be most important—idea generation—was not a major determinant of top innovation performance. We suspect that’s because ideas are only the seeds of innovation. Put good ideas in a bad company and they die. because i always hink that idea generation a major determinant of top innovation performance.
ZhiPeng Zhang (1132255)'s curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:43 PM

To a successful company, five components is the role for the employees to follow and work. However the role are created from the higher level management structure. and the make the key action and direction is the leader. leader is the most important for a group to achieve the goal. Wthout a leader that the group cannot work and get success. a good leader can consider the futrue value for the business and make a innovation under the plan and finish it efficiently that creat a group of workers work together for the goal and make it success.

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What Are the Most Important Innovations of the Last 50 Years?

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Scroll through the list of innovations featured in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine, then tell us which you think are most important and why.

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Innovation Design In Education -- TEDxNYED 2013

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Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:02 AM

The TEDxNED 2013 conference included a series of talks focussed on learning insde and outside of the classroom.  The talks can all be found on this website and provide insights about modern learning.  The common strand woven throughout all talks were:

Meaningful person-to-person interactions are essential, especially in the emerging world of automated educationExperience is more important than contentMotivated educators are carving out niches of hands-on discovery, despite the impediments against them
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The Missing Keys in Your Quest for Innovation

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The 3 ingredients of innovation
SUMMARY: To drive lasting innovation, you'll need the appropriate mindset, skills and tools, Jonathan Vehar writes. You might be able to make some progress if you have only two of these three attributes, but problems will likely arise, he writes. For example, if you have the right mindset and tools but lack the proper skills, then your innovation efforts will lack focus, he writes.

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There's A Critical Difference Between Creativity And Innovation

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Too many miss it.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Leading a Culture of Innovation by Sir Ken Robinson

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Ken Robinson’s TED talk has now been viewed over 216 million times

 

Read more:

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2012/11/13/leading-a-culture-of-innovation-by-sir-ken-robinson-sirkenrobinson-socf12/

 

 


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Stop Inbreeding Innovation

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"... Innovation inbreeding is when innovation efforts are consistently led by the same group of people who have lived their life within the company. Even worse is when innovation efforts are contained within individual functions, geographies, or product lines. "


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