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Innovation Culture

Bad Attitudes Can Lead to Good Innovation – Hire Rebels
How can you build a team that is innovative, dynamic and capable of finding breakthroughs for tough problems? One way is to make sure that among your solid citizens you have a good sprinkling of rebels.

Bottom-Up Innovation: Insights, Ideas and Innovation
The prepared mind is acclimated by prior thought, study and curiosity to recognize and seize upon that moment when luck aligns the forces of the universe to unite need and opportunity – Eureka!

Business Innovation: Overcoming the ‘Dominant Logic’
To have the insights necessary to create value for customers, a company must identify the established beliefs within the business that unconsciously constrain creative thinking. These beliefs can be ingrained at various levels.

Change Dynamics: Prepare for Optimal Buy-in
Why is change so difficult? The answer lies in how people are innately hardwired and how that hardwiring affects how they accept and buy in to that change.

Create a Culture of Experimentation: Successfully Fail
Very often the best way to test an idea is not to analyze it but to try it. The organization that implements lots of ideas will most likely have many failures but the chances are, it will reap some mighty successes too.

Create a High Performance Culture with Hoshin Kanri
Often organizations plan effectively and fail to act on their plan to achieve their goals, leading to poor performance. Hoshin Kanri is a method that addresses the need to act on and achieve planned goals.

Creating an Innovation Culture: Key Challenges and Opportunities as Ontario Moves Ahead in the New Millennium
A culture of innovation can extend far beyond the company level. In this paper, redefining and restructuring the policies for the city of Ontario the scope changes while the issues remain the same.

Developing the Impetus to Change a Company’s Culture
A typical staff member of a business goes to work each day and does the best he can with what he has. But the impetus needed to move an entire organization is monumental and all efforts must be focused to achieve these aims across an entire company

Dispelling Several Myths About Leadership for Change
Experience shows that leading change is more subtle than “creating a burning platform” to overcome the fear of change. Nor does change have to be “revolutionary” for it to achieve dramatic results. These and other myths about change must be dispelled.

Effects on Continuous Innovation Efforts in Firms
Stress inhibits creative thinking in firms. As firms become part of the knowledge economy, lower creative thinking can make the firm competitively irrelevant. Managers must understand the link between creative thinking and stress.

Establish Your Company’s Innovation Infrastructure
Leaders need to learn to lead innovation; workers need to know the methods and techniques that will be used to reduce innovation to a set of algorithms that are repeatable, predictable and reliable. There are key areas where learning must take place.

Evaluating and Overcoming the Resistors to Innovation
Creativity and business can be both factors of opposition and factors that go hand-in-hand. Innovation readiness can be determined based on a company’s creativity levels and business know-how. Is your company innovation-ready?

Ideal New Product Development Team
When attending a performance by a symphony orchestra, the audience witnesses a tightly coupled, highly predictable process executed by a high-functioning multifunctional team. This is exactly how product development should be executed.

In Business: ‘Do it in Reverse’
It is good to remember the simple concepts in TRIZ that can be used quickly to solve many problems. Remember that many of the simple concepts of a contradiction resolution are all that is needed to solve problems and prompt breakthrough solutions.

Putting an Innovation Culture Into Practice
A continuum strategy for implementing a culture of innovation are covered in this Ivey Business Journal article.

Seven Strategies for Disabling Dogmas or Biases
Dogmas (or biases) come in all breeds and vary widely in ferocity, stealth and impact. Do not hate them because they are dogmas. Instead, seek to find, understand and disable them when they limit the objectivity and view of strategic opportunity.

Stimulating Creativity: 10 Key Levers Improve Innovation
Ten key levers built into any project or process effort can dramatically improve results and create a culture of continuous improvement and creativity.

Successful Innovation Management: System or Serendipity?
Reasonable, rational and clear expectations in a business’ culture encourage successful innovations in this white paper.

The Key to Innovation: Overcoming Resistance
The secret to innovation? Develop an open culture of innovation and “it” will come.

Thinking Outside the Box in Company Culture
Changing corporate culture from the “not invented here” syndrome to the “thinking outside the box” solution involves top management otherwise the syndrome starts to kill open innovation initiatives.

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