meetings, bloody meetings

Harold Jarche

My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. During officer training we were shown the 1976 John Cleese film, which was updated in 1993 — Meetings, Bloody Meetings. Failure to signal your intentions for the meeting. Now we can add in the standard conference call scenario of constant interruptions as people check in after the meeting has started and the chair starts all over again.

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. Bringing people together face-to-face is a catalyst for innovation, collegiality, and rewarding conversations. Over the course of a career, you will attend tens of thousands of meetings. It adds up to years of meetings.

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Competencies and Innovation?

Clark Quinn

I believe that we want to find ways to support organizations moving in the direction of innovation and learning cultures. Let me make the case for competencies and innovation. This included (in addition the more traditional activities) looking at how to foster innovation.

The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2016, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). I also attended the November 8 event, and was able to personally meet most of the grand prize and regional winners.

Social innovation labs, initial thoughts

Dave Snowden

For one reason or another I’ve ended up talking about various social innovation labs in multiple locations over the last couple of weeks and I’ve got a call on the subject tomorrow. At its best a social lab is a mechanism to allow novelty to emerge, to engage people in creating their own interventions to meet needs. The post Social innovation labs, initial thoughts appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. In addition to developing standards and organizing promotional activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation. R3 is contributing a new financial transaction architectural framework designed to specifically meet the requirements of its global bank members and other financial institutions…”.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? To help come up with breakthrough, real-world answers to these tough questions, IDE launched the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) last year. We created the Inclusive Innovation Challenge to recognize and reward the many amazing people and organizations that are working to accomplish this mission.”

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. Nations and regions have launched innovation initiatives in an attempt to attract such companies and their accompanying well-paying jobs. But, as I have learned over my long career , managing innovation initiatives is actually quite hard, much harder than it may at first appear.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early August I participated in a strategic planning meeting in the Boston area. They both participated in the planning meeting, along with senior executives from one of ID3’s industrial partners. The objective of the meeting was to explore potential collaborations between the industrial partner and ID3. . At the beginning of the meeting a few of us made brief introductory remarks. Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative.

DPLA West meeting online

David Weinberger

The sessions from the DPLA Plenary meeting on April 27 in SF are now online. Here’s the official announcement: …all media and work outputs from the two day-long events that made up DPLA West–the DPLA workstream meetings held on April 26, 2012 at the San Francisco Public Library, and the public plenary held on April 27, 2012 at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA–are now available online on the “DPLA West: Media and Outputs” page: [link].

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Last week I was in Mexico where I participated in a meeting to discuss the results of the 2006 GIO 2.0

Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Call it the rise of the ordinary innovators. Such major lab-based disruptive technologies are at one end of the innovation spectrum.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

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. My thoughts below are suitably vague so as to not identify who else was there and the specifics of the meeting.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon. The document was developed by Chile’s National Innovation Council for Competitiveness (CNIC) , a public-private organization charged with providing advice to the President of the Republic on policies that will strengthen innovation and competitiveness in the country. This was like no innovation document I’ve read.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? To help come up with breakthrough, real-world answers to these tough questions, IDE launched the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) last year. We created the Inclusive Innovation Challenge to recognize and reward the many amazing people and organizations that are working to accomplish this mission.”

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We hope students will approach the simulation as though it were a client meeting, with the computer responding. The stovepipe innovations - why are you settling for it? David Porter, Lena Patterson, Chris Fernlund eCampus Ontario - Rethinking eCampus Ontario - owned by 45 universities and colleges in Ontario, funded by the provincial government As we move forward, tech and learning will be forever inter-related. You won’t be able to get away from that idea.

Innovation. Maybe.

Jay Cross

” Sir John Wolfe-Barry, at a stockholders meeting of the Western Telegraph Company (1907). “All human institutions since the dawn of prehistory or earlier had always been designed to prevent change–all of them: family, government, church, army. Change has always been a catastrophic threat to human security.” ” Peter R. Drucker. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. Specially, when those meetings are not set up by you, but by everyone else, and therefore making you lose the control , once again, in terms of one of the most precious things all of us, knowledge workers, have that we don’t seem to treasure well enough: Time.

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. Collaborative innovation is increasingly viewed as a critical business process that companies need to embrace in order to better keep up with the accelerating changes in technologies and markets.

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

David Osterberg: “Strategic Planning at Countway: Innovation and Collaboration from the Bottom Up” (David gives a highly condensed version of his talk because a tour of Countway is about to start.) The staff is small enough to meet in one room, which they do every month. At one meeting, they brainstormed what they can do to make Countway better, and lots of great ideas arose.

Are We Truly Innovative?

Andy McAfee

The Aspen Ideas Festival has posted video of the discussion entitled “ Are We Truly Innovative ?” Andrew kept us on track and asked excellent questions, and we three panelists answered his questions rather than sticking to talking points, responded to the points made by each other, and grappled sincerely with the central issue of whether the pace of innovation really has slowed down.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

Edge Perspectives

Today they are an unnatural bundle of three very different and often conflicting business types: infrastructure management, product innovation and commercialization, and customer relationship businesses. Rather than pushing all the right people and resources into the right place at the right time to meet demand forecasts, the focus will be on participating in scalable pull platforms where the right people and resources can be drawn out as needed and where needed.

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

He also announces the DPLA Bookshelf, which is a contribution from the Harvard Library Innovation Lab that I co-direct. Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people. The collection now has 5M items.

[dplafest] Dan Cohen opens DPLA meeting

David Weinberger

He also announces the DPLA Bookshelf, which is a contribution from the Harvard Library Innovation Lab that I co-direct. Dan Cohen has some announcements in his welcome to the DPLAfest. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other peopleâ??s s ideas and words. You are warned, people. The collection now has 5M items.

Challenging Mindsets: From Reverse Innovation to Innovation Blowback

John Hagel

Views on innovation in developing economies are evolving rapidly, yet they still do not capture the full significance of what is going on. Executives in the West are still prisoners of a mindset that equates innovation with technology and product innovation. This blinds them to significant alternative forms of innovation that can profoundly disrupt their businesses in the years ahead. Early view of innovation. Reverse innovation. Innovation blowback.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Some of us have been in 3D meeting rooms for over a decade.

Keys to innovation: Tapping communities of lead users

Trends in the Living Networks

At one point the conversation shifted to how companies could generate the innovation that will meet the soaring expectations of users. Notably through the work of MIT’s Eric von Hippel , companies have grown to recognize the critical importance of co-creation in innovation, and in particular the role of ‘lead users’ Lead users are typically those who find new applications for products, extend their use, and are the most discerning.

Open Meeting Protocol and the structure of emergent collaboration

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I had an early evening meeting set up with Indy Johar , the inspiring co-founder of Hub Westminster. When I arrived I found that Indy had invoked an ‘Open Meeting Protocol’, offering £10 to Matt Sevenoaks of KPMG to join the meeting, who in turn invited Shelley Kuipers , the CEO of Chaordix, who as it happens I had conversed with on email as reecently as a few days before but had never met in real-life.

Let’s host a global meeting

Jay Cross

The next daily round of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovations will take place April 21. Are you familiar with the technique for conducting innovative meetings called The World Cafe ? The Americas Team meets for coordinate and planning tomorrow morning.

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge. The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.”

Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Told boss and left meeting. Bob Sutton.

Where the Silicon Meets the Road

Andy McAfee

The Google technologists got it done not by taking any shortcuts around the challenges listed by Levy and Murnane, but instead by meeting them head-on. The pace of improvement and innovation is becoming faster and faster, and there’s no slowdown in sight. One of the best books about technology and its impact written in recent years is The New Division of Labor , by Frank Levy and Richard Murnane , which came out in 2004.

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. Have you ever wondered how your firm is going to survive and thrive as the world economy goes through a fundamental phase change—from industrial bureaucracy to a creative economy of continuous innovation? Why innovation happens “despite” the system, not because of it.

Innovation Teams 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was not all that long ago that innovation was viewed as something that took place almost exclusively in academia, as well as in R&D labs in the private and public sectors. Such a lab-centric model of knowledge and innovation, relied primarily on the scientists and technologists working in the labs to come up with new ideas and products, which they then threw over the transom to those responsible for marketing, selling and customer support.

The Virtues of Standing-Up: In Meetings and Elsewhere

Bob Sutton

  And I noticed when watching master innovation teacher and coach Perry Klebahn in action at the Stanford d. Of course, there are times when sitting down is best: During long meetings, when you want to unwind, when relaxed contemplation is in order.  This all reminded me of this passage from Good Boss, Bad Boss (from the chapter on how the best bosses "Serve as a Human Shield"): In Praise of Stand-Up Meetings.   The same is true with meetings

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for.

Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

Beth Kanter

One of the participants mentioned that they were going to start regular walking meetings with staff, to ensure they keep moving but also build community. Meetings can not only be a waste of time but also zap our energy. Is everyone suffering from “foggy brain” caused by too much sitting down meetings? Walking meetings can help shakes things up. Wondering how to organize and facilitate a meeting where everyone is on their feet instead of their devices?

Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of January I gave a half-day seminar at MIT on Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy. For a while now, I have been thinking about how technology and innovation can best be applied to services. My interest in technology-based services innovation was heightened last summer when I read an excellent report, Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service innovation , based upon a study sponsored by the UK Royal Society.

Design, Innovation and Organizational Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I gave several seminars and held a number of meetings, but the main reason for my visit was to once more participate in a STIR lecture sponsored by Design London. It aims to bring together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address jointly the challenges of innovation in an increasingly global, competitive economy. I followed Max Fordham, and talked about Innovation in Business and other Social Organizations in the 21st Century.

System 100

Let’s meet at CES!

Adaptive Path

Julia and I will be walking the floor and checking out all the latest technologies and innovations. If you’re in Las Vegas and you want to meet up, let us know. I’m really excited to be headed to CES this year. It goes without saying that this is near-nirvana for me and I can’t wait to get my hands on some shiny new gadgets. We’d love to talk about our work on some of the hot products at CES (that I can’t mention here).

Nurturing a Healthy Innovation Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You need to put that talent to work, not only contributing to the operational excellence of the business, but focusing on innovation, so the company can survive the onslaught of new competitors and retain its leadership position into the future, as well as be able to evolve and become a leader in important new areas. Fostering a spirit of innovation among talented people is very difficult. Innovation is very much a collaborative endeavor, - a team sport.

Brainstorming, Cognition, #lrnchat, and Innovative Thinking

Clark Quinn

First, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Dave Gray , who I’d first met in Abu Dhabi where we both were presenting at a conference. Dave’s all over creativity, and took the intersection of game rules and structured activities to facilitate innovative thinking, and came up with a model that guides thinking about social interaction to optimize useful outcomes. Two recent events converged to spark some new thinking.

Enabling Innovation Facing Global Dilemmas

Harold Jarche

I’m currently in Berlin attending a working meeting of the I nternational Monitoring Organisation which is examining four dilemmas facing Germany, the EU and the global community. Starting point: Innovate of die, Deutschland. key message this morning was that innovation must be based on uniqueness at all levels. Jürgen Howaldt [link] shift from an industrial to a knowledge age requires more openness for innovation; both social & technological.