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?

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.

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.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They need to build a robust business case for blockchain that includes a fair incentive model to attract all the partners required for the success of their networks.”. In search of value - From “The Network is the Computer” to “The Ecosystem is the Business”.

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 Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. What we are now seeing, he wrote, “is the broad and deep emergence of a new, third mode of production in the digitally networked environment.

Innovation through network learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet Innovation. Tim says that innovation is the process of idea management , which makes sense to me. Andrew Hargadon expands on this: In short, innovation is about connecting, not inventing. This requires a network mindset. Network Learning.

bias thwarts innovation

Harold Jarche

My recent blog post on our future is networked and feminine has had more online attention than any other post I have written in the past two years. The network era workplace requires collaboration and cooperation because complex problems cannot be solved alone.

The Innovation of Loneliness

Luis Suarez

not only your own notions of what social networks are all about, but the role we all play in them. Is this really where we are heading with our very own social networking experiences out there on the Social Web?

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Lest we forget, the Internet started out as a DARPA sponsored project aimed at developing a robust, fault-tolerant computer network. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

Over the next few years the Web turned technical networks into ubiquitous conduits for everyone to use. The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. We collaborate in our work teams while we learn through experience and practice.

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.”.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

Over the next few years the Web turned technical networks into ubiquitous conduits for everyone to use. The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. We collaborate in our work teams while we learn through experience and practice.

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.

Bill Clinton On "Creative Networks of Collaboration"

Steven Berlin Johnson

And if you look at what’s working where the places that are growing economically in America, places that are doing best around the world, you have these creative networks of cooperation. We are moving into an era, for example, where the only way you can create enough jobs for people, and to generate enough wealth to have decently rising wages is to have creative networks of cooperation.

Workforce collaboration in the network era

Harold Jarche

Tweet Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy, and networks subvert standardization. As jobs are to departments , roles are to networks. Eric Mcluhan states that in the new [network] era; “ jobs disappear under electric conditions and they are replaced by roles.

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.

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

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?

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. Our social networks can help us increase our awareness of new ideas.

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.

networked unmanagement

Harold Jarche

What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies? Jarche’s Principles of Networked Unmanagement*.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

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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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.

principles of networked management

Harold Jarche

This is a good example of networked management, as opposed to scientific management (1911), which informed the past century of practice. willing cooperation” = lessening the emphasis on teamwork and collaboration and encouraging wider cooperation.

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.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

In this respect heutagogy looks to the future in which knowing how to learn will be a fundamental skill given the pace of innovation and the changing structure of communities and workplaces. ’ [Emphasis mine]. our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe

Luis Suarez

Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 Innovation Learning Life Travelling A-World-Without-Email Thinking-Outside-The-Inbox

SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration

Ross Dawson

Mark has since founded the highly-regarded corporate accelerator 650Labs , which helps leading global corporates to drive innovation. More recently I have met Catherine Stace , CEO of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation , who has brought inspiring and truly disruptive approaches to medical research philanthropy, by focusing on making research far more collaborative and effective rather than simply funding antiquated research models.

Management in Networks

Harold Jarche

In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. Collaboration is working together toward a common objective. This emphasis on collaboration blinds managers. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing.

implementing network learning

Harold Jarche

In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. While getting work done collaboratively will continue to be of importance in all organizations, it will not be enough.

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.” Networked minds” require a fundamentally new kind of economics – via @eprenen. Networked minds create a cooperative human species.

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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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.

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The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social Networking Sites Need to Grow Up into the 21st Century.

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

Value creation has thus been shifting from protecting proprietary knowledge, to fostering collaboration, both within the company and beyond its boundaries, in order to help the firm participate in as broad and diverse a range of knowledge flows and thus improve its competitive position. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity. This argument implies that one cannot hope to get ahead of others just by finding the “right” network.

Distributed research needs collaborative researchers

Harold Jarche

Chris Viehbacher , CEO of pharmaceutical company Sanofi recently stated that ” … big companies, and not just Big Pharma, big companies I believe, are not any good at doing innovation. ” It seems Sanofi is moving to a more networked way of doing business.

Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation

Ross Dawson

Last Friday, after delivering the breakfast keynote at CPA Congress in Brisbane (more on that in another post), I ran a half-day workshop at the partner offsite of a national accounting firm network on the theme of Disruption and Innovation in Professional Services. However in professional services probably the most important domain is service delivery, in which extraordinary possibilities for innovation have opened up in the network economy. Continuous innovation.

Knowledge is the network

David Weinberger

It used to be that you worked in a highly collaborative environment, so it was already a site of rapid learning. First, we probably have about the same number of smart people as we did twenty years ago, so what’s making us all smarter is that we’re on a network together.

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recently, some colleagues were talking about the upcoming LinuxCon 2010 in Boston - "The Linux Foundation's annual technical conference that provides and unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux. ” Hearing about this conference brought me back to 1999, when we started a number of studies that culminated in the announcement of the new IBM Linux initiative in January of 2000. Open, collaborative innovation was nothing new. and social networks.