innovation in perpetual beta
JANUARY 1, 2017
” Borgatti goes on to show that radical innovation only comes from networks with large structural holes, which are more diverse.
FEBRUARY 16, 2014
The challenge for the organization is to use these skills to improve knowledge-sharing. Innovation PKM Related post: PKM Roles.
self-organization is the future
MAY 4, 2016
It all hinges on individuals taking control of their learning, and organizations giving up control. Communities Innovation SocialLearning Work
The post-hierarchical organization
OCTOBER 23, 2014
But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. Organizations have to become knowledge networks. That time is over.
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 means learning at work
MARCH 3, 2015
“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
The growing demand for T-shaped skills points to the rise of the T-shaped organization. Brown offers a very good answer to these questions.
The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge
AUGUST 24, 2015
Re-framing innovation. Many people have put their faith on innovation as a way to resolve the unemployment challenges that we face. If we’re going to address the challenges ahead, we need to re-frame what we mean by innovation. This rationale defines a task centered view of the organization. What do I mean by that?
A guide to complexity and organizations
JULY 29, 2012
Special Edition Paper – Organize for Complexity, part I+II from Niels Pflaeging. If you know nothing about complexity, read this.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
They govern interactions among nations, organizations, communities, and individuals. They protect assets and set organizational boundaries.
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.
Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation
MARCH 26, 2015
What would be your position on the transformation required in workplace learning in today’s organizations? Dan: To innovate is to learn.
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative.
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
organize these collaborations and enhance them with innovative IT-based. tools and platforms. . What do we mean by intelligence?
White House: Innovation in Higher Education
AUGUST 3, 2015
The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. It’s their job.
organizations are people
MARCH 11, 2016
” 8 Symptoms Of Organizations On The Cusp Of Change by @MarkRaheja. call these Friday’s Finds. That is entirely up to us. Friday's Finds
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.
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.
6 key elements in effective innovation governance
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
In a more specific way, innovation governance is critical to enable any innovation initiatives. Below I will provide some brief notes.
Organizations, work, and learning
DECEMBER 23, 2014
They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. Management in networks.
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.”.
Not all innovation is disruptive
JULY 14, 2014
Given all the talk about disruptive innovation lately, I thought I’d dust off several posts I have written on the subject and update them.
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?
Innovation is about making connections
MARCH 14, 2012
It is also the lubricant for an agile organization, where initiative, creativity and passion are encouraged. Tweet. SocialLearning Wirearchy
PKM and innovation
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? The Seek-Sense-Share framework aligns with these innovation skills.
The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon
MAY 31, 2012
The real barrier to systemic change, such as becoming a learning organization, is command & control management. ” W. Image: E.
The new shape of organizations?
OCTOBER 20, 2015
As I read more about how to create organizations that are resilient and adaptable, there’s an interesting emergent characteristic. While I haven’t had a chance to think about it at scale, like how it would manifest in a large organization, it certainly bears some strengths. What say you? itashare. social strategy
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. .
How organizations can thrive in the network era
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
I recently covered the BetaCodex Guide to Organizing for Complexity. A new special edition paper has just been released, Turn Your Company Outside-In.
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.
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.
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
Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review
MARCH 1, 2012
The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book.
Why People Leave Organizations
MAY 19, 2011
Professor David Finegold and Senior Research Scientist Susan Mohrman, at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California presented a paper in the Spring of 2001 at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland entitled: What Do Employees Really Want? Rewards based, in part, on how well the organization performs.
A Conversation on Innovation
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 10, 2011
This is a summary of the 'expert discussion' at the conclusion of Day One of the International Monitoring Organization conference. Re: the negative side of innovation, there's a prettyconsistent assessment of innovation & technology, a pretty consistentstatement, by the youth in the occupy movement. Innovation is dynamic.
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
For most of history, the vast majority of people lived in farms and villages, and worked in relatively small organizations. . Furthermore, larger organizations are typically accompanied by an increase in human interactions which improve their overall creativity and potential for innovation. billion, passing from 7.0
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? The organization needs it, and who better? Which led me to think a wee bit about what might be involved.
New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
In a hyperconnected world any business initiative can be copied, driving ever-shorter product cycles and the imperative of innovation. Cellular organizations – as exemplified by the form of many terrorist groups – provide an alternative structure. Below are notes from the three speakers. The over-riding theme is freedom.
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.
Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
INNOVATION. Innovation stems from connecting expertise, ideas, insights, and experience. The three domains are: EXPERTISE. RELATIONSHIPS.