March 5, 2014 | By: Bengt Järrehult
It seems to be more or less a fact that the more mature a company is, the harder it is to produce something totally new that deviates substantially to what has been done earlier. In order to understand this phenomenon better Bengt Järrehult makes a comparison between human and industrial life, trying to elucidate the similarities and differences between the 2 worlds.
December 17, 2013 | By: Lars Andersson
2013 saw a lot of exciting development within the field of innovation management. A growing number of companies are realizing that innovation management is not “nice to have”, but rather a “must have”. And it is a discipline that can be learnt. This is also reflected in the launch of a growing number of high quality online training programs as well as attempts to create a standard for innovation management.
December 12, 2013 | By: Bengt Järrehult
How come that upper middle managers and entrepreneurs look at things in different ways? The answer lies partly in their personality types. It is known that certain personality types work better in certain situations than other. This is also valid for the innovation area, as Bengt Järrehult describes below.
December 4, 2013 | By: InnovationManagement
The innovation management service market has experienced a huge growth in the past years. A new report helps you understand the landscape and drivers, as well as provides key insights to be able to navigate in the future. The report is based on a series of surveys and interviews with over 500 innovation management service providers from all around the world, as well as in-depth interviews with experts in the field.
November 20, 2013 | By: Oana-Maria Pop
In October 2013 Professors Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Nadine Roijakkers, internationally renown for their contribution to the advancement of Open Innovation research, joined forces with InnovationManagement.se to launch project MOOI – an online Community where experienced innovation professionals of all backgrounds and from diverse industries actively discuss (and dissect!) Open Innovation themes closest to their lines of work. You too can be part of shaping the next important chapter(s) in OI literature and best practice. Read on to find out how.
September 11, 2013 | By: Leif Denti
Leaders have dual roles when managing innovation. In a bottom-up role, they stimulate innovative results as they facilitate ideas and initiative coming from individuals and teams. In a top-down role, leaders are the primary means for the organization to realize its innovation goals and strategies. A fundamental challenge is to balance these two roles.
September 6, 2013 | By: Bengt Järrehult
Summer is for relaxing, but also for reading books in more depth. During his vacation Bengt Järrehult read Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking Fast and Slow for the second time and more thoroughly. Here are Bengt’s thoughts on how Prospect Theory applies to innovation related decisions – the decisions that may seem stupid and irrational – but are they really?
September 4, 2013 | By: Gijs van Wulfen
The effectiveness of brainstorms is challenged. A lot of them are done in the wrong way. In this post, Gijs van Wulfen suggests you should shut up in a brainstorm for better results.
August 21, 2013 | By: Gijs van Wulfen
An innovation is a simple new solution for a relevant problem. That’s why at the start of innovation you should look out for relevant problems instead of ideas. But how do you find them?
August 20, 2013 | By: Doug Collins
People who pursue collaborative innovation wrestle with how best to describe the practice to their colleagues and to the larger community. How best to paint a compelling picture of the practice which encourages others to engage in ideation? In this article innovation architect Doug Collins paints a picture by way of drafting a communication from a senior practice leader to fictional organization Intriguing Design Corporation (IDC).
August 14, 2013 | By: Doug Collins
Organizations create centers of excellence to distill and disseminate best practices on any number of topics. Using this approach to support collaborative innovation has certain drawbacks, however. In this article Doug Collins identifies the drawbacks and explores an alternative way to support collaborative innovation which respects the tenets of the practice by adopting principles from the Montessori Method.
August 7, 2013 | By: Gijs van Wulfen
As innovator you need to look ahead and prepare your organization for the future. Not an easy job, knowing the world is changing at an increasing pace. What’s going to happen? How will my market change? What new technology is out there? How are target groups changing? And what impact will it have on us?
August 6, 2013 | By: Doug Collins
Groups handling internal communications within their organizations experiment with engaging employees through virtual forums. These forums create space for collaboration. In time, meaningful collaboration foments a culture of innovation.
How might internal communications advance this culture? How might they secure deeper engagement?
July 25, 2013 | By: Gijs van Wulfen
Thinking like a designer can transform the way you approach the world when imagining and creating new solutions for the future. It’s about being aware of the world around you, believing that you play a role in shaping that world, and taking action toward a more desirable future. In my new book ‘The Innovation Expedition’ I describe the five characteristics necessary to think like a designer.
July 23, 2013 | By: Doug Collins
How might you foment authentic breakthroughs through collaborative innovation? The fuzzy front end, by name and nature, fails to lend itself to foregone conclusions. Yet, as the innovation practitioner, you can take certain steps that increase the likelihood of achieving breakthroughs. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores the most critical steps for people who see the practice as a means of transforming the organization.