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  • The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 08

    The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 08

    December 10, 2013 | By: | In: Serialized Books, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age

    Part eight of the series finds our protagonist Charlie Bangbang working on the internal communications for launching the first collaborative innovation challenge at The Dirty Maple Flooring Company. How might he weave the business goals for the challenge into the introductory language?

  • Live Web Event: Promoting your Enterprise Innovation Program - Strategies, Tactics, Actions

    Live Web Event: Promoting your Enterprise Innovation Program – Strategies, Tactics, Actions

    November 6, 2013 | By: | In: Channel One Invitations

    One of the most crucial elements to success is the communication and promotion strategy of an innovation initiative. This is not only important during its launch, but throughout the lifetime of the program. Not paying enough attention to this topic from the beginning is likely to result in low participation and poor results. Join us on December 4th for the IM Channel One live webcast and learn more about how to promote an innovation program effectively to raise awareness and get sustainable engagement.

  • Introducing the IDC Captivate Program for Collaborative Innovation

    Introducing the IDC Captivate Program for Collaborative Innovation

    August 20, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    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).

  • Crossed Signals: Things that Keep Us from Effective Collaborative Innovation

    Crossed Signals: Things that Keep Us from Effective Collaborative Innovation

    July 9, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    Sometimes we plan to go from point A to point B, but wind up at point C. What happens when point C turns out to be a dead end? In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores the crossed signals that can occur when organizations attempt to advance their practice of collaborative innovation, but find themselves someplace less promising.

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    The Innovation Disconnect

    July 4, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    CEOs talk enthusiastically about the need for innovation. Workers at the front line can see the needs and opportunities for fresh ideas. But somehow nothing happens. Ideas do not get implemented. Innovation grinds to a halt. This is the innovation disconnect and it has to be tackled head on.

  • How to shock management into rethinking the business model – prove they can be blindsided by a Fingerprint.

    How to Shock Management into Rethinking the Business Model – Prove They can be Blindsided by a Fingerprint

    May 15, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    Despite a detailed process with countless hours of work, and sincere efforts to take a longer-term, strategic look at where to play and how to win, many businesses fail to anticipate fundamental shifts that should cause them to rethink their entire business model. The results are often disastrous – too many businesses end up on life support. This article presents a new concept called “Competitive Fingerprints” that will allow readers to anticipate shifts and adapt their business model to capitalize on future market realities.

  • How to build a lean high performance innovation team

    How to Build a Lean High Performance Innovation Team

    May 13, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    The world we live in is changing at a dizzying rate and sectors including energy, technology, entertainment, communications, finance, sports, manufacturing and engineering are all experiencing shifts on a seismic scale. Many of the innovative advances of the past ten years, from smart phones to digital cameras have become commoditised and creativity has become the currency of success. In this article author Matthew Griffin shows how large and small organisations alike can build lean, agile, high performance innovations teams and bridge any shift successfully.

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    What is Innovation Governance? – Definition and Scope

    May 3, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation governance can be thought of as a system of mechanisms to align goals, allocate resources and assign decision-making authority for innovation, across the company and with external parties. In this series of articles, professor Jean-Philippe Deschamps delves deeper into this topic; what is innovation governance, what different models are there and which ones seem to be the most effective?

  • The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D

    The Secret of Innovative Companies: It Isn’t R&D

    April 18, 2013 | By: | In: Learning Programs, Organization & Culture, Training & Education

    In rejecting the limiting belief that innovation is R&D’s job alone, leaders of highly innovative companies work hard to instill “innovation is everyone’s job” as a guiding organizational mission. In this article, co-creators of Innovator’s Accelerator, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen share insights and examples to follow in order to ensure innovation starts at the top and reaches the bottom of your organization.

  • Using Communications to Drive Innovation

    Using Communications to Drive Innovation – How to Develop an Engaging and Sustainable Program

    March 29, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners, and those new to collaborative innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable enterprise program. Each article will address a different theme, will focus on clear actions any company can take, and highlight pitfalls to avoid. The first article in this series explained how software can help engage your enterprise in collaborative innovation; this article discusses the vital role communications can play in making your program sustainable.

  • Innovation Management from around the web

    How Smart Companies Welcome and Anticipate Creative Friction

    March 20, 2013 | By: | In: Around the Web

    All firms have strategies and cultures. But sometimes the quickest and surest way to gain valuable insight into their fundamentals is by asking, “What’s the most important argument your organization is having right now?” As author Michael Schrage puts it, it’s not about polite disagreement about ideas, but spirited debate about discerning a clear path forward.

  • Better Living through Collaborative Innovation

    Better Living through Collaborative Innovation

    March 19, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Organizations big and small have begun to explore the practice of collaborative innovation as a way to increase engagement and to foment a culture of innovation. Let’s say you work for such an organization. What’s the quid pro quo when you find yourself part of the crowd from which wisdom is sought? In this article innovation architect Doug Collins wrestles with questions that you may want to ask the practice sponsors and yourself.

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    Four of Five Social Innovators Recommend…

    February 18, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Gartner predicts that four of five large enterprises that pursue social innovation with their employees and the world at large will, over the next couple years, fail in their endeavors. Ouch. Meatloaf gave better odds. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how you might increase the odds of gaining a coveted membership to the twenty percent club.

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    The Supremacy of Innovation

    February 11, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    Successful programs like TQM, Balance Scorecard and Six Sigma dramatically improve quality and performance. They are designed to rightfully calibrate the hard asset issues of production. There is a serious lack of three dimensional modeling for soft issues, like innovative thinking and the dimensions of the core vision itself enveloping all production issues. These image supremacy rules challenge current methods and offer checklists to assess the need of newer, softer and special agenda-centric approaches.

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    The Persuasive Innovator: Influencing People to Collaborate

    February 5, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    When you introduce the practice of collaborative innovation to your organization, you make the case to your colleagues that the approach will benefit them more than the status quo. Why might they agree with you? Why might they change their beliefs and behaviors? Have you developed your campaign of persuasion? Innovation architect Doug Collins shares his thinking on how you might influence people to share your beliefs about the benefits of the practice.

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