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Moving innovation into our core - Part three

Moving innovation into our core -  Part three | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Moving innovation into the core of our business – the third and final part of this  series on rethinking the management of the innovation system.

Part three- .Technology will drive innovation change

We are in need of a different “sustaining” capacity build around innovation as its continuous core, constantly evolving, adapting, learning and adjusting, in perpetual motion.

We are heading for transformational change

Digital technology is offering a radically different conduit to achieve this very different engagement process. Innovation is going to be very caught up in this transformational change.

Technology and data will be innovation’s catalyst of change, it will shape us in powerfully new ways


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The Cynefin Framework: Using the Most Appropriate Problem-Solving Process

The Cynefin Framework: Using the Most Appropriate Problem-Solving Process | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

The most effective leaders understand that problem solving is not a "one-size-fits-all" process. They know that their actions depend on the situation, and they make better decisions by adapting their approach to changing circumstances.

 

But how do you know which approach you should use in a particular situation? And how can you avoid making the wrong decision?

 


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, February 16, 10:19 AM

This framework provides guidance to solving different problems in different ways rather than approaching all problems with the same process. The article provides some simple but clear examples of how to know which situation you're in and how to proceed.

Daniel Egger's curator insight, March 15, 4:00 PM

Cynefim is all about understanding your context. It divides the logic of the present situation in obvious, complicated, complex or chaotic. There exit many possible ways to excel in innovation, futuring and strategy. Still, strategy is often obvious, especially when you link monetary rewards with execution. Innovation was adapted by the market as complicated (sense, analyze and respond). And Futuring is by definition complex, and we can fully understand it only when it arrives. The interesting aspects in that observation is that organizations have to work all three dimensions - obvious, complicated and complex to guarantee sustainable value generation over time. We need integration.

 

However, the categorization of Strategy, Innovation and Futuring represent only their initial states and different methods, methodologies and tools exist to alter their dimension in the Cynefim Model. The Framework is rich, inspiring and most importantly helps you to increase the awareness about the initial situation and what challenges lie ahead. 

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 26, 8:47 AM

Some things are worth having others are worth keeping.

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Shifting to more people-focused management styles

Shifting to more people-focused management styles | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Business is broken, with engagement and trust at an all-time low. A radically different way of thinking and acting, which focuses on people as the source of value, is needed. 



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David Hain's curator insight, February 12, 7:16 AM

We need to create human workplaces!

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, February 12, 9:26 AM

 Two of the main barriers to a lasting and effective leadership transformation are compartmentalization – treating ‘the people side’ as separate from strategy and cost control – and command and control mindsets, which often persist after a nominal shift towards empowerment has been made. 

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, June 17, 3:34 PM

 

Har vi for meget struktur, kontrol og regneark, og for lidt fokus på potentialet i mennesker ?

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10 Principles of Organization Design

10 Principles of Organization Design | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

 In the 18th annual PwC survey of chief executive officers, conducted in 2014, many CEOs anticipated significant disruptions to their businesses during the next five years as a result of external worldwide trends. One such trend, cited by 61 percent of the respondents, was an increasing number of competitors. The same number of respondents foresaw changes in customer behavior creating disruption. Fifty percent said they expected changes in distribution channels. As CEOs look to stay ahead of these trends, they recognize the need to change the organization’s design. But for that redesign to be successful, a company must make its changes as effectively and painlessly as possible, in a way that aligns with its strategy, invigorates employees, builds distinctive new capabilities, and makes it easier to attract customers.

 


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Steve Bax's curator insight, March 24, 6:00 AM

This is a very topical, well written piece on the ongoing issues of organisational structure design. The principles are sound and resonate with previous theorists such as Lewin, Deal and Kennedy. There are some good examples and strong recommendations for what NOT to do too. The comments on benchmarking are particularly relevant for many organisations seeking to establish their own position in the marketplace. Another key message is to let go of the past. Leaders need to build on strengths - formal or informal - and look ahead.

Karen Silins's curator insight, March 25, 11:53 AM

Nice list of elements in organizational design.

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, June 17, 3:26 PM

Er din organisation skræddersyet til de aktuelle udfordringer ?

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Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage | McKinsey & Company

Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage | McKinsey & Company | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Catherine Courage champions user-centered design—not only for the benefit of the software company’s customers but also for its employees. A McKinsey & Company article.

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The Four Lenses of Innovation by Rowan Gibson

The Four Lenses of Innovation by Rowan Gibson | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Every now and then, a book comes along that completely surprises me in terms of my own reactions to it, forcing me to unglue some of my preconceived ideas, and then stick them back together again i...

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16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn

16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Our own brains regularly deceive us in order to make sense of the world we live in. Most of the time, it’s nothing more than an innocent effort to save face. Our brain will tell us we’re smarter and better looking than everyone else, and that any fault brought to our attention should probably be blamed on someone else. It will advocate for our convictions, pointing out any evidence that supports them and politely ignoring any that doesn’t. And it will even spare us from the mental strain of thinking beyond the stereotypes it has so conveniently crafted for us. The human brain is our best friend, and our worst enemy, and unless we keep one eye peeled, it can hijack our learning completely.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 12, 11:51 PM

In this article Saga Briggs examines some of the “traps” the brain sets for us during the course of our careers, and what we can do to avoid them. Psychologists have already done the hard work of realising there’s any hijacking going on at all; what’s left for us to do is pay attention. 



David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 12:21 PM

Understand your brain (and others) to develop real leverage in 21C jobs.

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5 Ways to Get 10x More Retweets on Twitter

5 Ways to Get 10x More Retweets on Twitter | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
More people sharing your tweets means more eyes on your content, which in turn offers the potential for even greater engagement. I found some commonalities among my most popular posts.

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The Capabilities Your Organization Needs to Sustain Innovation

The Capabilities Your Organization Needs to Sustain Innovation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Three Capabilities of Innovation
After studying masters of organizational innovation for over 10 years, we’ve identified three key activities that truly innovative organizations like Pixar are able to do well. First, the people and groups in them do collaborative problem solving, which we call creative abrasion. Second, they try things and learn by discovery, demonstrating creative agility. Third, they create new and better solutions because they integrate existing ideas in unanticipated ways, practicing creative resolution.
3 capabilities: Creative abrasion + Creative agility + Creative resolution

 


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Monica Gabay's curator insight, February 6, 1:48 PM

Innovation fuels resilience

Rani Suman's curator insight, February 7, 5:02 AM

Nice!

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21 Ways to Get Inspired & Unlock Your Creative Genius (Infographic)

21 Ways to Get Inspired & Unlock Your Creative Genius (Infographic) | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
You can't always wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to hunt it down. Consider this list of tricks and strategies your roadmap, all planned out with the benefit of the latest research and expert advice. You might even bookmark this page -- chances are you'll need a creative boost before you know it.

For the latest inspiration shortcuts, check out this exclusive

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KarsTen's curator insight, February 6, 5:48 AM

For me the most important is "Daydream and Doodle"

Rona Lewis's curator insight, February 6, 4:59 PM

We all need a little help now and then!

 

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The environment for innovation does really matter

The environment for innovation does really matter | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

(Paul Hobcraft) The Executive Innovation Work Mat methodology requires investigation and engagement across the seven domains or components that make up the work mat.  The aim of any work mat discussions undertaken with executives focuses upon bringing out the parts necessary for innovation to happen and that needs an integrated approach and lasting engagement from senior management..


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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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Becoming More Innovative in 2015: Innovation Resolutions

Becoming More Innovative in 2015: Innovation Resolutions | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
What are you going to do this coming year to be more innovative?

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The Future Shapers's curator insight, March 27, 3:32 AM

Leaders - what are you doing this year to drive innovation?

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Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age?

Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age? | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Advancement in digital technologies has disrupted everything, including leadership styles.

 

Employees want more ownership rather than to follow instruction; customers want to participate in the marketing and development process; and leaders are finding that open and agile organizations are able to maneuver more effectively than organizations where all insight and direction comes from the top. In short, the autocratic Commander, whether brilliant or misguided, just won’t cut it anymore.


 


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Becky Willmoth's curator insight, February 20, 6:08 AM

Within this article four leadership styles are discussed, with a place advocated for each. However in the digital age, the co-creator is the most desirable and rarest of the leadership styles described. Desirable as she or he generates more innovation, growth and profit. Rare as the capabilities required of this leader are complex and borne of authenticity and trust, with a preference for eco, rather than ego, systems.


To support the evolution of the co-creator, leadership development approaches should enable leaders to create broad and diverse networks, encourage them to bridge (or remove) boundaries, offer a space to relinquish control and the desire to create shared value. 

june holley's curator insight, February 20, 7:10 AM

Even though this is directed at businesses, it shows how we are moving to a network age where people want to be part of engaged networks. How do we shift our ideas about leadership to support this larger shift?. 

Shannon Banks's curator insight, February 22, 5:29 PM

Top-down leadership is no longer viable in the digital age. This article gives great context for technological reasons behind this shift.

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Agility Is Within Reach

Agility Is Within Reach | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Many corporate leaders think their companies are agile. Surely, they assume, we possess that combination of speed, flexibility, nimbleness, and responsiveness that will enable us to turn on a dime as circumstances warrant. It often comes as a surprise, then, when a significant opportunity or challenge arises and the company can’t deliver.

 

What these leaders realize too late is that they are thinking about agility in a counterproductive way. In their view, agility is an end in itself, instead of a means to a more important end - sustainable competitive advantage.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 17, 6:24 AM

In PwC’s latest CEO study, more than half of CEOs surveyed said they believe they will be competing in new sectors in the next three years, and 60 percent said they see more business opportunities now than they did three years ago. But almost three-quarters of respondents expressed concern that their companies lack the skills needed to meet future competitive threats. In these conditions, agility is critical.


With strategic responsiveness and organizational flexibility, you can move quickly when your industry changes.

ALONSO MICHELE's curator insight, May 17, 6:31 AM

Une couche de plus sur l'agilité des entreprises. En tout cas, le mot est français. Il fallait le trouver le "faux-agile"!.

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, June 17, 3:22 PM

Hvor smidig er din virksomhed i OVERGANGE ?

 

- hvor smidig er du selv ?

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Patterns of Disruption and the Great Transformation

Patterns of Disruption and the Great Transformation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

The economy is experiencing successive waves of change in industry after industry. It is important to understand the common themes behind these changes and have a model that helps executives anticipate and manage the impact of disruption or to devise disruptive strategies. 


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Becky Willmoth's curator insight, February 18, 11:01 AM

Within this excellent blog piece, Haydn Shaughnessy neatly summarises the main perspectives on patterns of business disruption. The piece then knits aspects of these perspectives together to outline a five step process that leads to structural disruption that affects all firms in a sector:


  1. Concentration and hubris. The consolidation of market structure into an oligopoly, with satisfactory margins, but often accompanied by the growth of hubristic management.
  2. The experimental era. Employees of existing oligopolists leaving to create their own companies because of dissatisfaction with how their innovative mindset is treated.
  3. The new content layer. The growth of awareness, or a new content layer or changed information market, as consumers experience alternatives to oligopoly offers, often as co-creators or participants.
  4. Ecosystem consolidation. The consolidation of a durable start-up community with continuity of personnel and objectives over time.
  5. Platform and price. The arrival of a platform company as an organising hub for a new industry, intensifies horizontal pressure on a whole sector and triggers multiple random adjacencies as platform providers can choose their ground. 
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History of Design Thinking at SAP - SAP User Experience Community

History of Design Thinking at SAP - SAP User Experience Community | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Design Thinking has a strong history at SAP that started in 2004 and continues today. Here is the Design Thinking journey! Watch the video and let us know

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The Cynefin Framework: Using the Most Appropriate Problem-Solving Process

The Cynefin Framework: Using the Most Appropriate Problem-Solving Process | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

The most effective leaders understand that problem solving is not a "one-size-fits-all" process. They know that their actions depend on the situation, and they make better decisions by adapting their approach to changing circumstances.

 

But how do you know which approach you should use in a particular situation? And how can you avoid making the wrong decision?

 


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, February 16, 10:19 AM

This framework provides guidance to solving different problems in different ways rather than approaching all problems with the same process. The article provides some simple but clear examples of how to know which situation you're in and how to proceed.

Daniel Egger's curator insight, March 15, 4:00 PM

Cynefim is all about understanding your context. It divides the logic of the present situation in obvious, complicated, complex or chaotic. There exit many possible ways to excel in innovation, futuring and strategy. Still, strategy is often obvious, especially when you link monetary rewards with execution. Innovation was adapted by the market as complicated (sense, analyze and respond). And Futuring is by definition complex, and we can fully understand it only when it arrives. The interesting aspects in that observation is that organizations have to work all three dimensions - obvious, complicated and complex to guarantee sustainable value generation over time. We need integration.

 

However, the categorization of Strategy, Innovation and Futuring represent only their initial states and different methods, methodologies and tools exist to alter their dimension in the Cynefim Model. The Framework is rich, inspiring and most importantly helps you to increase the awareness about the initial situation and what challenges lie ahead. 

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 26, 8:47 AM

Some things are worth having others are worth keeping.

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The Best Time To Post on Each Social Media Platform

The Best Time To Post on Each Social Media Platform | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

This infographic from SurePayroll, illustrates peak times and guidelines for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google +. They are all different, but what most share in common is to avoid posting early morning on the weekends, or after 3 pm on Fridays. Start posting at the right time, to get the best results....


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Nice to have a certain confirmation of best and worst timings

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 8, 11:33 PM

More suggestions on when to post for best results on the major social media channels.

Ayongshop Ayong's curator insight, February 9, 7:19 AM

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Sally Gunn's curator insight, February 16, 11:52 PM

These guides are always helpful but please don't forget to look at your own analytics and see when your customers are engaging with you most.

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15 Types of innovation

15 Types of innovation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

15 types of innovation for inspiring your innnovation challenges. Remarkable innovations combine different types !
1. Incremental innovation
Incremental innovation seeks to improve the systems that already exist, making them better, faster cheaper.


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A billion to one: The crowd gets personal

A billion to one: The crowd gets personal | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
The creation of products and services derived from crowd-based insights is the foundation of the “billion-to-one” experience. Taking your characteristics and behavior and contextualizing them with data from many thousands of other individuals allows designers to deliver products and services that are, or at least feel, unique.

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Seeking strategic and innovation alignment conversations

Seeking strategic and innovation alignment conversations | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Innovation stands in service to the strategic goals of our organization, or it certainly should! The first thing is you need to have a solid, thoughtful conversation around the type of strategic em...

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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.