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The Hidden Innovation Barriers: Company Culture and your Brain | Innovation Management

The Hidden Innovation Barriers: Company Culture and your Brain | Innovation Management | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
When you ask Executives what they want beyond short profit and revenue growth they’ll likely say ‘more innovation’. Why? Because they face unprecedented business challenges. Let’s look back. The current modern corporation was invented about 100 years ago – at the start of the 20th century. That’s when the big companies were born like the US railroad companies, US Steel, the big banks, IG Farben. Some exist still today (GE).

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Michael Gold's curator insight, June 3, 2014 9:40 AM

Perhaps with the shift in ethos coming with the millennial workforce there will be a deeper understanding that innovation is a cultural value that encompasses many different and interdependent conditions. It's ironic that these same thoughts were stated by Mary Parker Follett in "The Creative Experience pub. 1930 when she said: “Through circular response we are creating each other all of the time. . .  ‘I’ can never influence ‘you’ because you have already influenced me.” 

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Innovation covers much, we need to open our thinking to explore all its possibilities in approach, geography, activity or challenge. I will keep 'grabbing' those that seem interesting to explore and reflect upon- seeking the value
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How Leaders Can Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

How Leaders Can Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
2015 marks ten years in which I've been working in the trenches with organizations at a leadership level to drive some form of major change that intertwines technology, networks, and people. Back i...

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How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good cogs. They are just too likely

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Olivia Perez's comment, November 15, 2014 12:12 AM
I defiantly believe that the business world needs people to become one team and to make themselves a team. It was interesting to read this article to kind of understand how the business world works.
Leeza Trainor's comment, November 17, 2014 9:30 AM
More people in the business world need to read this! It could help so many employee's and CEO's. Learn how to effectively communicate to make everyday at work easier
Lexie Ruscheinski's comment, November 17, 2014 10:55 PM
Very resourceful in helping companies with team building but also learning to be a team leader! Any aspiring business men and women can learn from this.
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A Five Step Process for Current State Complexity Analysis

A Five Step Process for Current State Complexity Analysis | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
The ability to explain the current state of complexity is the first step in the process of moving to the desired state

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Creating the Optimal R&D Organization | Innovation Management

Creating the Optimal R&D Organization | Innovation Management | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Eight imperatives to master organizational change
Arthur D. Little’s approach to R&D reorganization is business strategy led but also people focused. Through our extensive work with the R&D and Innovation functions of leading global companies, we have identified eight imperatives that need to be mastered to successfully navigate through organizational change:

- Focus on process and governance as well as structure
- Make the links to business strategy explicit
- Clarify the role of R&D and interfaces with other functions
- Establish a cross-functional steering team
- Use a transparent process to evaluate options
- Deconstruct the whole to manage complexity
- Pressure test using realistic situations
- Manage hearts and minds carefully


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Forrester’s Top Trends For Customer Service In 2015

As 2014 winds down, I have taken the time to pause, and look ahead to what top customer service trends are surfacing for 2015 and beyond. Good service — whether it's to answer a customer's question prior to purchase, or help a customer resolve an issue post-purchase should be pain-free, proactive at a minimum and preemptive at best, deeply personalized, and delivered with maximum productivity. Here are 6 top trends - out of a total of 10 - that I am keeping my eye on. My full report highlighting all trends can be found here:
Trend 1: Customers Embrace Emerging Channels To Reduce Friction. Trend 2: Companies Will Explore Proactive Engagement.
Trend 3: Insights From Connected Devices Will Trigger Preemptive Service.
Trend 4: Knowledge Will Evolve From Dialog To Cognitive Engagement.
Trend 5: Predictive Analytics Will Power Offers, Decisions, And Connections.
Trend 6: The Customer Service Technology Ecosystem Will Consolidate.


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The Three Horizon Approach to Innovation

The Three Horizon Approach to Innovation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Thinking through the management of innovation have you ever considered the Three Horizons approach?  It is likely through this approach business leaders can adopt an evolutionary perspective across the entire innovation business portfolio.

If you are using a three horizons type approach to innovation, it becomes clear that you need to continue investing in innovative activities across all three time horizons, even if you’re in the middle of a present day crisis. To do this effectively, you need to have some idea of where you’re heading in the future, and that’s why I think it’s a useful tool for linking innovation to strategy.


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Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. Successive efforts to jump-start innovation through, say, hack-a-thons, cash prizes for inventive concepts, and on-again, off-again task forces frequently prove fruitless. Great ideas remain captive in the heads of employees, innovation initiatives take way too long, and the ideas that are developed are not necessarily the best efforts or the best fit with strategic priorities.
Most executives will freely admit that their innovation engine doesn’t hum the way they would like it to. But turning sundry innovation efforts into a function that operates consistently and at scale feels like a monumental task. And in many cases it is, requiring new organizational structures, new hires, and substantial investment, as the “innovation factory” Procter & Gamble built in the early 2000s did.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 26, 2014 4:12 AM

Good advice at least on how to start it up, but the maintenance of the Innovation engine is another matter.  Worthwhile read.

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26 ideas from the future

26 ideas from the future | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

What does the future hold? Some predictions from some very smart people.


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Lars Kjeldsen's curator insight, November 7, 2014 11:45 AM

from conceptualization to implementation with social and responsible leadership.

Anne Esquelisse's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:27 AM

terrifiant ? passionnant ? à vous de voir

Amena Capital's curator insight, November 11, 2014 12:42 AM

http://amenacapital5.wordpress.com/tag/amena-capital/

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Principles of Agility

Dave Gray explains how companies can become more connected and effective at delivering better experiences.

 

 


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David Hain's curator insight, October 20, 2014 2:48 AM

What's The Connected Company all about? Find out here.

Karine Mangion's curator insight, October 20, 2014 6:09 AM

Applying Agile principles to academia, a possible way-forward in a fast changing and competitive environment. 

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What is “Connected Learning”?

What is “Connected Learning”? | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 19, 2014 6:58 AM

What is "Connected Learning"?

Jen Gagner's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:49 PM

Mimi Ito's take on this important topic in education.

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Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization

Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Thirty years after leaving McKinsey, the prolific author returns to discuss tomorrow’s management challenges and the keys to organizational change and transformative leadership in any age. 



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:54 AM

School managers,. politicians, and School bureaucrats along with teachers should read Peters. We would be more humble and less expert in are efforts.

 

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Tony Vengrove's curator insight, October 6, 2014 1:48 PM

Not much to add after Kenneth brilliantly shared his own takeaways. Having said that, I believe much of what's discussed here is highly relevant for leading innovation. 

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9 Steps To Corporate Culture-Change

9 Steps To Corporate Culture-Change | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Here’s a cultural change checklist for leaders: a quick list of what is required if you want to guide your company culture to a high and sustainable level of customer-centricity and customer experience excellence.



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Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 29, 2014 5:30 AM

An informed list, but sadly I wonder how many corporates do all of this - especially no 9.

 

Reading time: 6 mins

Jacob M Engel's curator insight, October 1, 2014 6:49 AM

Always ask the why! 

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A Business Owner's Guide to Taking Calculated Risks

A Business Owner's Guide to Taking Calculated Risks | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

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Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, September 25, 2014 1:28 AM

Business is anywhere, risks are the hyde event to accur, you must be awake

Asian ProSource's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:37 PM

Risk taking is part of the entrepreneurial process, but that doesn't mean you can't go in with a plan. 

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We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
And it keeps holding us back.

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The Complexity of Complexity

The Complexity of Complexity | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
It’s not enough to say your organization is simple or complicated—you must also understand what kind of complexity you’re dealing with.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:45 AM

Quote: "Rather than settling for simplistic representations of reality, leaders must continually work to provide clarity on the complexity, particularly along three lines: purpose, values, and performance."

... and COMITANS may help you in understanding the kind of complexity you are dealing with.

David Hain's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:27 AM

Sense making is a critical leadership capability - occupies much of my coaching time.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, November 17, 2014 11:29 PM

Sense-making - a critical leadership skill - via David Hain.

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Complexity Theory: A short film (5')

A short film about complexity theory and the shift in paradigm from the Newtonian clockwork universe to complex systems. Enjoy : ) From http://www.fotonlabs.com

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, January 14, 10:47 AM

Nicely done

Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, January 23, 11:31 AM

Visualizes complex systems and networks in a powerful way, brings clarity and a much deeper understanding to very abstract concepts

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With Innovation, Mindset Matters

Many of us discuss innovation, collaboration, change management, and culture. Ultimately, how do you create an organizational culture that is innovative? It starts with the mindset of the leaders and then permeates throughout the organization.
Everyone needs to understand that to innovate, expect the unexpected. This means that when the unexpected happens, people are ready to adjust without fearing the repercussions. Talking about innovation but then firing the teams when they first encounter the unexpected speaks louder than words to the organization. Here are some things that employees may think when they work in a culture that talk’s innovation but does not act innovatively:
The team who worked on the last innovation project is no longer around.
I tried to suggest an idea but was told the organization did not have time or money for implementing new ideas.
Yes we are for innovation but we cannot risk the current business.
You have to justify such a high ROI, is it worth it?
I am so busy how can I possibly be innovative?
The people who are rewarded are those who play by the books.
Everyone has to stay within their ‘box’ in terms of role or risk their career.


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HR-REVAMPED's curator insight, January 3, 6:16 AM
Focus on working together to solve problems and dream up new ideas.

 

Teamwork is essential and workers are expected to collaborate productively. 

 

Transparency is key; these companies might even employ open office floor plans to get people communicating and collaborating.  
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My innovation wish for 2015

My innovation wish for 2015 | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
I would like to see emerge a different ‘sustaining’ capacity built around innovation as the continuous core, constantly evolving, adapting, learning and adjusting, in perpetual innovation motion. A...
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10 Trends for 2015

10 trends for 2015. And 10 prime innovation opportunities to run with – and profit from – in 2015!


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, November 29, 2014 3:53 AM

The New Year draws close!

Marketing Partners LLC's curator insight, November 29, 2014 12:27 PM

You'll find loads of great information focused on local small business marketing at LocalMarketing.Today digital magazine

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, November 30, 2014 4:36 PM

Knowing the possible trends in services in 2015, allows us to plan since late 2014 that we must make changes in our companies.

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Chinese Doctors 3D Print a Titanium Pelvic Prosthesis for Cancer Survivor Afflicted with Bone Metastases

Chinese Doctors 3D Print a Titanium Pelvic Prosthesis for Cancer Survivor Afflicted with Bone Metastases | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
The medical uses for 3D printing are truly limitless. Each and every day we are made aware of new and incredible uses for the various forms of 3D printing within the medical field. It’s not just doctors and surgeons in the United States who are utilizing the tremendous benefits this technology has to offer. We have seen it go to use in just about every continent on this planet, with China seemingly being one of the leaders within the field.

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3d- fascinating in its application

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What is Collaborative Leadership?

Delia Horwitz of Collaboration Soup giving a workshop on Collaborative Leadership in San Luis Obispo, CA at Quietstar Center for Transformation.

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Co-operative Learning Wheel

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First Ring | Second Ring | Third Ring | Fourth Ring | Fifth Ring The Fifth Ring of the CL Wheel Learning Outcomes of Cooperative Learning: The outer (fifth) ring of the Co-operative Learning Wheel ...

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

by Sarah Briggs

 

"We also know that people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners.

"The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. Why some of us master them earlier than others is another topic, one that may have something to do with parenting, environment, and even genetics. But the point is, we’re all capable. The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 18, 2014 3:22 PM

The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners.


In this article Saga Briggs examines which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.


A recommended read. You can follow the author Saga Milena on Twitter here: @SagaMilena


Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 19, 2014 6:21 AM

A very useful article that recognises that there is a skill (or at least a process) involved to achieve effective learning, and that we can learn this skill, i.e. learn to learn. As the article explains: "The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners" It goes on to examine which learning strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.

 

Reading time: 15 mins

 

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Building Collective Agility for Innovation

Building Collective Agility for Innovation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Agility is important to me. For me, agility and innovation have needed to always go together. I named my company Agility Innovation Specialists and at its core, we state that the value of this focu...


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How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

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Mike Allen's curator insight, October 2, 2014 8:25 AM

Clever graphics to explain why most people may ignore your marketing..... Which means you waste less!,,

Terri Rice's curator insight, October 5, 2014 3:14 PM

This is a good review on knowing your audience BEFORE you begin preparing your presentation. Always an important piece of information if you want people to stay awake and learn.