Innovation Lessons from Excessive Boredom

Do you remember the first weeks of the Covid-19 lockdown? People were scared, shocked and, above all, bored. This has been one of the many painful sides of the pandemic. From another angle, however, it was quite a surprising explosion of creativity.

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Topics: Innovation, Boredom, Corporate Psychology, Creativity

Growing With Purpose: What CEO's Need to Know About Sustainability

Sustainability is a particularly effective way of increasing a company’s change and innovation capability –and therefore, it is one of the fastest current entry points into driving a company’s success!

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Topics: Innovation, Large-Scale Organizational Change, Sustainability

Innovation: The Power of Fractal Thinking

Several comments on a Linkedin post (The Product of Innovation is Ideas) inspired an examination of the fractal nature of ideas. This train of thought has some interesting implications for innovation management and culture.

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Topics: Innovation, Business Innovation, product innovation

A Mosaic Of Innovation - Building Bridges Between The Differing Perspectives In The Enterprise

I’ve been a student of innovation for more years now than I care to count.  One of the things that has always made the art of innovation so very enjoyable to me is the fact that every discipline in business is of the belief that they “own” innovation, a premise from which they have each devised a particular flavor of innovation – one that mirrors their perspectives on business.  

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Topics: Innovation, Business Innovation, Systems

3 Ways of Utilizing An Audacious Vision To Give Your Strategy Power

Posted by Anthony Mills, Change and Innovation Consultant on February 10, 2016

In working with business leaders around the world, we spend a lot of time talking about the values, philosophies, and cultures they need to guide and nurture innovation in their business.  One of the key questions we are often asked is, “how can we drive engagement and ownership in the business for the new things we are trying to do?” …“how can we put some power into our strategy?”

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Topics: Innovation, Strategy, Vision

Design Thinking: Stand Up, Post It And Share It - More Lessons From SAP!

Have you ever experienced the power of visual collaboration with customers and colleagues when facing complex problems?

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Topics: Innovation, Business Innovation, product innovation, Design Thinking

Design Thinking - Is it Worthwhile? Lessons From SAP

 

Have you ever heard about Design Thinking? What comes to your mind when you hear it? 

 

CreativityCreation? Innovation?

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Topics: Innovation, Organizational Change, product innovation, Design Thinking

Time To Move On - Beyond The Culture Of Innovation

Posted by Anthony Mills, Change and Innovation Consultant on November 24, 2015
Culture. Many pages have been written, many words penned, about this very elusive piece of the business enterprise. Culture is to a business what the persona and soul are to an individual. It defines who it is, how it thinks, what it does, and what are and are not the right ways for it to move into the future.
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Topics: Organizational Culture, Innovation, Organizational Culture Change, Culture Of Innovation

What Is A Culture Of Innovation?

Everybody wants it, nobody seems to have it: A culture of innovation. But what exactly do we mean when we call for a culture of innovation? After all, how can we create a desired culture, if we don’t know exactly what it looks like?

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Topics: Organizational Culture, Innovation, Organizational Culture Change, Culture Of Innovation

Disruptive Change - Why Framing Innovation Matters

In a study released by Gilbert and Bower, the authors extrapolate that when companies face major disruptions in their markets, the way their managers perceive that disruption influences a company’s response profoundly.

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Topics: Organizational Transformation, Innovation, Change Management, Business Innovation, disruptive change

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