If innovators take a cold case-inspired approach, we might come up with an alternative method for handling older ideas. This approach has the potential to create a new source of innovation ideas by leveraging past work and applying new criteria to those old ideas.
One of my favorite quotations is that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. This oft-repeated maxim serves as a succinct statement of the sub-optimization that can occur when one relies on a myriad of individual opinions to develop a solution. The story assumes that a group of people gets together with the ...
Dan Blacharski looks at Four Components of a Quality Culture, the differences between popular management theories, and why Quality Culture and MVP are not too far apart.
Our team was asked to anonymously submit questions that they wanted answered. While there are many important ones, narrowing it to the top 3 was difficult. But, here's where we landed. I share them here because I imagine they may apply to your organization as well:
There are so many clichés around innovation but the one that causes me the most grief is this idea of “thinking outside the box”. ‘Ever asked someone to show you how you actually go about thinking outside the box? I have...More times than not, they’re not really sure what to do with it.
Scott Bowden spends a great deal of time thinking about what he terms as “historical innovation,” which is the concept that one can improve the efficacy of modern innovation programs by studying examples of how people solved problems in the past , and applying those techniques to the challenges faced by current students of innovation.
UNDP remains one of the few UN agencies that supports governments in setting up Public Sector Innovation Labs to experiment with new approaches to policy-making and that advises government partners on designing Open Innovation Prize Challenges.
Nicolas Bry shares the value prop and the journey behind - and in front of - the new Intrapreneurs Studio programme at Orange where he is senior VP of their Innovation Group. Their definition of an intrapreneur? Someone willing to make a dream become reality, a resilient doer, a positive rebel, acting at the benefit of his company.
Why do companies fail at turning emerging technologies into real value? Co-authors Saul Kaplan and Mia Dand look at the reasons why and share 8 key steps to explore, test, and commercialize next practices and new business models.
Empathy’s the “ability to understand and share the feelings” of someone else from their perspective as opposed to your own. In the context of innovation it’s absolutely critical, yet authentic consumer empathy, as an active presence in many corporations, is somewhat scarce today.