If you’re going to get ambitious about your next task, don’t go and talk to normal people about it. You’ll only get normal answers. Get out of your comfortable little world and step into a completely alien one. As we say round here, when worlds collide, transformation happens.
Driving Front Line Innovation in Health Care blogs.hbr.org (blog) But even as she gained status by getting her PhD and becoming a clinician scientist, she came up against persistent bureaucratic and organizational barriers to innovation.
P&G still brings plenty of new products to market. SymphonyIRI’s New Product Pacesetters report, which tracks the top-selling non-food innovations, showed P&G with one-third of the top 25 last year. And the company over the years has acquired big brands, including the Olay and SK-II skin care lines and Gillette. Yet homegrown products remain the challenge. Says 4inno’s Huston: “You’ve got to be constantly creating innovation."
In a world of open innovation, or of innovation with meaning, there's no doubt that the principal determining factor in innovation is the human factor. This is because nowadays, explaining many innovations has more in ...
Open innovation will not only lead to new ways of making innovation happen. Innovation leaders and their executives will also experience side effects. I think most of these effects will be positive, but some will be mixed or perhaps even negative.
Diversity in organizations becomes more and more crucial in order to build an ability to successfully adapt and innovate in complex environments. On an individual level, appropriate people need to be recruited and developed to succeed at network intersections. First and foremost, they need to be integrative and associational thinkers to connect with diversity.
Forbes Debra Kaye: Companies Need to Innovation to Stay Ahead Forbes I recenlty spoke to Debra Kaye, who is the author of Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation.
Are you looking to hire creative employees at your company? If so, allow me to propose some characteristics you can advertise for and look for in order to find true creative thinkers. However, I also have a warning for you.
Developing and testing prototypes is a fundamental aspect of a design process. It seems easy at first glance – make a low-fi version of your concept, and test whether it works. But it can be surprisingly hard.
Open Innovation seeks to expand a company’s innovation possibilities by accessing ideas, technologies, products and even routes to market using external partners.
Choosing people as Open Innovation Integrators needs careful thought. They are often people with a classic “T” profile – a broad experience and knowledge allied to a depth of expertise in a small number of fields. They are excellent networkers, and possess the social skills and empathy to understand the human side of relationships. Quite often Technology Scouts are the best people to be the Open Innovation Integrators as they usually have a similar profile.
New York Times Disruptions: Innovations Snuffed Out by CraigslistNew York Times (blog)In 1995, a good-hearted programmer named Craig Newmark thought of a way to make newspaper classified ad listings simple, and in turn, people's lives easier.
So you're not a nano-technologist. You don't know how to sequence the human genome. You confuse artificial intelligence with posing. Does this mean that you're useless — that you have no place in the 21st-century economy?