What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people. Innovation today is people making connections. An Innovation Process?

working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

The results of this ‘experiment’ were striking: 91 per cent of the Six Sigma companies failed to keep up with the S&P 500 because Six Sigma got in the way of innovation. Collaboration + Cooperation. Cooperation is not the same as collaboration, though they are complementary.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. I believe that developing and communicating the storyline behind a disruptive innovation requires the close involvement of those who best understand and care about the new initiative and offerings.

The Innovation of Loneliness

Luis Suarez

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Open Innovation 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Twelve Principles for Open Innovation 2.0 , an article published last year in Nature by Martin Curley. Let me discuss each of these phases of innovation. Closed Innovation. Innovation was increasingly occurring in the marketplace, no just in their labs.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation - identified by MIT economist and Nobel laureate Robert Solow as the driver of long-term, sustainable economic growth and prosperity - has been a hallmark of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since its inception.” The innovation paradigm has changed.

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Collaborative technologies by themselves are not the problem.

Once Lumbering, Now Innovative Incumbents Hit Their Stride

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, winner-take-all organizations are on the rise, but collaborative ecosystems are flourishing as well. Even in industries where competitive concentration is increasing, innovation hasn’t – as would be expected – flatlined.”.

continuous learning for collaboration

Harold Jarche

Team collaboration tools support the real social learning at work. One of the primary reasons to promote learning at work is because it is directly linked to innovation. Insights lead to innovation, which is not so much about having ideas as it is about connecting and nurturing ideas. When we remove artificial boundaries, we enable innovation. The connection between innovation and learning is evident. How can I collaborate better? Team collaboration.

Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades. Companies all over the world have integrated innovation into their overall strategies and marketing campaigns. True innovation is, in fact, not all that much fun. In the end, necessity is the mother of true innovation.

bias thwarts innovation

Harold Jarche

The network era workplace requires collaboration and cooperation because complex problems cannot be solved alone. Innovation requires diversity. Innovation is not so much about having ideas as it is about making connections. Innovation is in a state of perpetual beta.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. In a separate press release the same day, the Linux Foundation announced a new collaborative effort to develop an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework based on blockchain technologies.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis

Dave Snowden

Over the last year I’ve been starting sessions with my use of Apex Predator theory to combine Moore’s Crossing the Chasm with Clayton Christensen’s ideas of disruptive innovation and various uses of S-Curves. Symbiosis is a key concept in nature; different species co-evolve to collaborate.

connecting cooperation and collaboration

Harold Jarche

According to The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results , some of the reasons that workplace collaboration fails is due to: overconfidence in our collective thinking; peer pressure to conform; and. This shows the underlying problem with collaboration.

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. But, I am a huge fan of collaborative technologies and platforms. What role does innovation play in L&D?

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The objective of the meeting was to explore potential collaborations between the industrial partner and ID3. . I was asked to talk about the organizational challenges that companies generally face when embracing disruptive innovations like those being developed by ID3.

innovation means learning at work

Harold Jarche

“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous. Successful innovators and entrepreneurs all embrace change and the risks that they pose. Innovation and Learning. Innovation

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe

Luis Suarez

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Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication. So why do I talk about communication and collaboration?

An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action

Dan Pontefract

By way of example, at TELUS, we put together an infographic showcasing four years of change as it relates to our learning and collaboration strategy. collaboration Culture engagement learning infographic

innovation in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work. This is what we hope to find in our collaborative work teams in order to get things done.

Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities

Ross Dawson

Last week I went to the launch of an excellent issues paper created by The Committee for Sydney , titled #wethecity: Collaborating to Compete in the Digital Era. Case Study 4: Boston – An Office for New Urban Mechanics as innovation platform for improved urban governance.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The stovepipe innovations - why are you settling for it? 2year SSHRC funded collaborative Literacy Uplift app for Canadian adult learners.

Organizational Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost seventy years ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the term creative destruction to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. In Schumpeter's vision of capitalism, innovative entry by entrepreneurs was the force that sustained long-term economic growth, even as it destroyed the value of established companies that enjoyed some degree of monopoly power.

Market-facing Innovation Labs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Since we did not have a good understanding of what it was that they actually did, let alone what their problems were, we could not tell them how our innovative ideas could be of help to them in their work.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. This intervention builds on the work by Carolyn Rose’s group on dynamic support for collaborative learning using an architecture called Bazaar also developed by her team.

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Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO). Back in October 2010 Morten Hansen asked the question Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer on the HBR Blog network.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

She eventually comes to talk about the stuff that most folks haven’t considered just yet in any open and transparent collaborative and knowledge sharing environment. Specially, since not all of us are true, natural collaborators. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Open Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published a new book, Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era. This is his third book on open innovation in the last eight years, having published Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology in 2003, and Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape in 2006. t from your innovation activities.

Insights into the levers of innovation in 40 major cities globally

Ross Dawson

The City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), a joint venture of NESTA, Catapult, and Accenture, has just release a very interesting report on the drivers of innovation in major cities globally.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Collaboration Mobility Software Enterprise 2.0 Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of. Social Enterprise

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) released the results of a new study, ARISE II: Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise. While everyone acknowledges the need for increased collaboration and coordination, progress has been slow.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Can we, knowledge workers, collaborate effectively even while working remotely?: How far does culture help influence how collaborative and social a certain business can / will be?: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation. Now, true collaboration is powerful. By collaboration in this sense I mean working together to create a shared representation. So one supported ‘collaborative conversations’ Um, aren’t conversations inherently collaborative?

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?” The column is based on a recent study - Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy - by Michael Mandel , chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute. As a result, there are reasons to believe that scale may be a plus for innovation in today’s economy, not a minus.”

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Innovators, imitators and idiots

Harold Jarche

Friday’s Finds: “first come the innovators, then the imitators, then the idiots … you can set your watch to it.” ” – @littleidea. “Sad. So many education questions now start with, “Do you know any apps for … ?”

Presidential Innovation Fellows

David Weinberger

The project development work is being done primarily by two Presidential Innovation Fellows — Joe Polastre and Dain Miller — which made clear to me just how cool that program is. I like that it announces the White House’s recognition of the importance of tech innovation. Yesterday I got to spend the afternoon with friends from the Department of State’s eDiplomacy group and people from the General Services Administration.