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Being Innovative from IMD is designed for executives who need to fulfill the role of strategic leader in a time of great turbulence, specifically leaders who are struggling to think strategically in a fast moving world and who need to find innovative solutions to new and evolving scenarios.
There are plenty of example of innovation program failure at large organizations. In this article, I examine the key markers that I have observed, that indicate a program may be in trouble and at risk of failure.
Organizations, embracing innovation, have taken the seemingly logical step of designating people to help “foment a culture of innovation.” Enter the chief innovation officer.
More than ever, companies need to engage their employees to assure long-term viability. Yet, overwhelmed with information, people’s attention spans have become shorter and shorter. Their willingness to contribute to lateral activities has shrunk, particularly if these are boring or create anxiety. And innovation is often no fun…or can it be?
Organizations that pursue the inquiry-led form of collaborative innovation often have an outcome in mind. They may seek the “low-hanging fruit” of immediately actionable ideas. They may seek ideas that help to re-envision the business.
Innovation is the mantra in leadership these days. Isolated innovation efforts abound. Still, most likely, your innovation program will fail, as many do. Not because you’re incapable of good innovation or because you’re lacking a mandate, but because you’ve probably overlooked some fundamental pre-requisites. Don’t worry, we have good news.
Engagement matters on the front end of innovation. Tangible results matter on the back end. Organizations that pursue the practice of collaborative innovation seek, ultimately, actionable ideas: ideas whose implementation yields benefits.
Our columnist Doug Collins began the Dirty Maple Flooring Company tale last fall. Twenty episodes later, the story in which Dirty Maple embraces collaborative innovation has come to an end.
A company will always follow its leaders, but what influence do they play on the company culture?
July 15, 2014 | By: Doug Collins | In: Organization & Culture, Serialized Books, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age
Chief strategist Charlie Bangbang has experienced the first evolution of his practice of collaborative innovation at Dirty Maple by applying the blueprint. What lessons does he take about innovation management? About crowdsourcing? About leadership?
En su reporte de investigación “Desafío CEO 2014”, The Conference Board enumera los 10 retos más importantes que enfrentarán los Directores Generales en 2014. La innovación se ubica en el 3er sitio en la encuesta de 1020 respuestas, a la par con la excelencia operativa. La innovación era el principal desafío en 2012, y en 2014 sigue siendo número 1 en China. Este artículo analiza el tema de la gestión de la innovación desde la perspectiva de la Alta Dirección.
In its research report “CEO Challenge 2014, ” The Conference Board lists the ten most important challenges facing CEOs in 2014. Innovation ranks N°3 in this survey of 1,020 responses, on a par with operational excellence. Innovation was the N°1 issue in 2012, and in 2014 it is still the N°1 challenge in China. This article (in a series of seven) looks at the theme of innovation governance from a top management angle.
March 5, 2014 | By: Doug Collins | In: Serialized Books, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age
Part thirteen of the series finds our leader Charlie Bangbang at a crossroads. The Idea Mill Program for Collaborative Innovation has gone well. The Dirty Maple Flooring Company has already seen—or has perhaps felt—at this early date the effects of positive change, as people begin to express their potential for leadership in new and compelling ways. What possibilities are worth pursuing now?
Innovation is about moving an organization forward. But many companies are trying to get there without an execution plan; without any way to assess the how, why, where, what and when, and to adjust when the unexpected comes along (as it always does). Those involved with innovation planning are increasingly understanding that the answers are found in product line roadmapping – a critical front-end process that has finally come of age.
This one-week executive education program delivers a comprehensive training for high-level managers in how to effectively lead innovative teams and drive innovation through their enterprise. Held on-site at the iconic UC Berkeley campus and taught by renowned Berkeley-Haas faculty and Silicon Valley practitioners, the course delivers real-world methods and frameworks so participants can apply the learning to their own businesses. Attendees will receive a UC Berkeley Executive Education certificate upon completion.