Dig into the rigorous thinking via Google Scholar on innovation and you will find there are 2, 300,000 articles and books of an academic nature that have verified and validated every different type of known innovation process - disruptive, open source, front end, back end, induced, user, IT, supply chain, management, R&D and even innovative innovation!! Enough information to drive you crazy. And worse still, there is a huge problem with most of it!! It perceives innovation as a theory and a process and it is neither. It’s a practice‼ Innovation as theory is like
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It’s all very well to talk about innovation in times like this. However innovation is intangible and intangibility is not what we need right now. Organizations need evidence, hard numbers that enable them to really understand how they are operating functionally on a daily basis. Yet it is the focus on the ideas that flow around that functionality that create the seeds of innovation. Without that exchange of ideas, organizational stagnation and pessimism set in, morale collapses and passion dies. Thus, the hard currency in these unstable economic times is ideas‼ Innovation is invariable viewed as
Last week I had the opportunity to run a workshop “An Understanding of Innovation, Its Application and Implementation” in Jakarta, Indonesia for 10 CIOs from some of the world’s largest multi-national companies – industries represented included airline, auto-manufacturing, consumer products, petroleum, pharmaceutical, transport and logistics. Four interesting findings about innovation to emerge from the workshop.
This white paper supports the theory and practice behind the Management Innovation Index by exploring the organizational dilemma of intangibility in innovation and the consequences of ignoring it; proposing a case for a systems thinking approach to organizational creativity to drive measurable innovation; reviewing the importance of the emergence of the new field of organizational economics as a way of analyzing organizations and offers a method for measuring and managing the impact of creativity on the key measures for success of an organization or business in 21st Century.Click here to download the paper in full
The First Kuala Lumpur Innovation Forum designed and delivered by the Malaysian Foundation for Innovation was an excellent example of collaboration in a secular Islamic state where the common good of the country and its people and their spiritual health is considered tantamout rather than any drive for individual riches and freedoms at any cost. Education, knowledge, understanding, experience and initiative dominated the topics of conversation not the rights and wrongs of a particular political ideology or philosophy. In their new book Leading Innovasian launched at the event, the co-authors and Principal Consultants in Alpha Catalyst Consulting, Azim Pawanchik and Dr. Suraya Sulaiman offer insight as to why this is the case when they compare the culture of Asian innovation practice to the culture of Western innovation practice.