DECEMBER 27, 2016
However, I also realized that there was an opportunity to extend that to cultural alignment, and I think that’s important as well.
Culture or Cultures?
JANUARY 25, 2017
The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. The second is that people may comply with the culture even if they don’t agree with it. There is a clear value proposition about having a culture that supports innovation, and identifiable components. Cultures are developed and do change.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.” In the end, this is the essence of strategy and innovation.
Innovation is a network activity
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. Innovation
The Science of Innovation
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Released earlier this month, the report was developed by the MIT Innovation Initiative , launched a year ago by MIT President Rafael Reif.
The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards
DECEMBER 26, 2016
Let me close by explaining why I feel particularly proud to be associated with the Inclusive Innovation Competition. Examples abound.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation. Cloud-based innovation is a major part of that evolution.
Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation
MARCH 26, 2015
Wikis, blogs, microblogging, video-sharing are all very important aspects of an organization’s culture. Dan: To innovate is to learn.
Culture Before Strategy
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. have argued that you can get some benefits from the Revolution without having an optimized culture, but you’re not going to tap into the full potential.
The Blockchain and Open Innovation
JANUARY 12, 2016
Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
The column addresses a fundamental question that those studying innovation have been wrestling with for years: “Are big companies the best catalysts of innovation, or are small ones better?” There is little question that small, entrepreneurial start-ups are almost always the ones that bring to market highly disruptive innovations.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
The article argues that we should apply design thinking to the launch of the disruptive innovation itself - a process they call intervention design. .
OMG, its culture change time
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. Culture as an “…ideational system.
The Connected Culture
JUNE 18, 2012
The following diagram aims to depict what I refer to as a ‘connected culture’ in an organization. It is professional panacea. What does it mean?
Market-facing Innovation Labs
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
But, they are being reincarnated in our 21st century information economy as market-facing innovation labs, with significantly different and broader scopes than those of the original industrial economy research labs. Now, the corporate research lab is getting re-invented as a kind of market-facing innovation lab. Not necessarily.”.
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Is innovation and ideation a shared experience or left to a few?
Culture is entangled
JANUARY 25, 2015
In practice (and in theory) culture is tangled, indistinct and difficult to tie down. Innovation Polemic Strategy
Innovation as a Journey into the Future
AUGUST 7, 2013
I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon.
Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture
JUNE 1, 2011
To cut to the chase, it’s my opinion that the culture of many companies is being ruined by clueless executives. Focus on Open Leadership.
Culture and Design: Collective Versus Individual Progress
OCTOBER 15, 2012
This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design.
The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
MARCH 14, 2016
How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation?
A Nurturing Culture #blimage
JULY 23, 2015
She presented the following image and our task is to blog about it: So my take is how things grow in a nurturing environment. Charles Jennings. socia
PKM and innovation
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? Innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning. We
Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation
AUGUST 29, 2012
While the Square technology is very cool indeed, Davidoff’s key point is the ordinary nature of the innovation in question. The deal not only has the potential to change the way people pay for coffee and everything else, it also shows how small innovation applied to everyday tasks may be the next new thing for venture capital.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
This can be fostered in a culture of perpetual Beta. Workers in agile workplaces must be passionate, adaptive, innovative, and collaborative.
Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? This is how we create a culture of innovation. Innovation PKM
Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning
MARCH 11, 2012
earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).
Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation
OCTOBER 10, 2012
Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. The only way to satisfy their special needs is for them to do their own innovation and solve their own problems.
Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies
AUGUST 2, 2012
Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies. Its lead article defined the term as: “somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem. This makes some sense.
Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation
MAY 23, 2012
Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. This will take decades to fully play out.
Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch.
MAY 13, 2014
While there are resources about learning design, performance support design, social networking, and more, there’s less guidance about facilitating innovation. So, first, what are the elements of innovation? One of the things that emerged at the recent A(S)TD conference was that a particular gap might exist.
Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy
MARCH 12, 2014
The article was written by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes and published in the March, 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review. It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . Nearly everything you think you know about strategy and innovation is wrong,” they note.
Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data
APRIL 1, 2015
This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback.
Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation
JANUARY 19, 2012
These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. Professor Cusumano offers six such enduring principles for managing strategy and innovation: Platforms , not just Products. Capabilities , not just Strategy.
Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?
JANUARY 23, 2013
The Economist takes a close look at the evidence that the world might have entered an innovation plateau, including recent productivity statistics.
Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy
APRIL 2, 2014
Disruptive innovations, - like the power looms allegedly smashed by protesting Luddites, - have been displacing human labor for the past two centuries.
Innovation in Higher Education
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
We need to look at higher education through the lens of disruptive innovation, argues a report published last February, - Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education. Disruptive innovations are based on two main ingredients.
The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation
OCTOBER 22, 2013
I have just finished running a two-day program in Phuket for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing the Mindset.