Posts Tagged ‘getting out’

Creativity is not top priority for the emergence of an innovation culture

July 6, 2010 2 comments

An injection of creativity serum for all employees – if such a thing was ever invented – is not what the enterprise seeking to become more innovative needs. Essentially for two reasons:

  1. Firstly, creativity is part of human nature, though often repressed and suppressed. In the right environment it will naturally re-emerge and bloom. No need for chemical boost!
  2. Secondly, and perhaps more counter-intuitively, creativity is only a small component of innovation, one that may not make the real difference: the creative enterprise is full of ideas, the innovative enterprise is full of cash. Read more…

Crowdsourcing solutions to the Gulf oil spill

Hutch Carpenter asks on Blogging Innovation: should BP crowdsource potential solutions for the Gulf oil spill? Crowdsourcing has indeed proven its value time and again. In We Think Charles Leadbeater demonstrates its power to harness the collective brains of people across the globe to design strategies to solve problems more effectively and rapidly than formal organisation could ever do.

In his post, Hutch examins three factors that might be holding BP back: Read more…

Connect and Develop: how Procter and Gamble stepped up observing, associating, implementing

February 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Setting a co-creation and co-development mindset is increasingly a critical success factor for innovation. It impacts the entire innovation process by taking to the next level steps such as Observing, Associating, Rapid Prototyping, and overall reducing time-to-market. Read more…

To innovate, get out!

January 24, 2010 6 comments

To innovate it is useful to know something about the topic. Picasso was a painter before founding the cubist movement, sir Godfrey Hounsfield was an electrical engineer before creating the CT Scanner.

Paradoxically, as Thomas S. Kuhn demonstrates in The structure of scientific revolutions, innovation usually comes from people on the outer edge of their field, as opposed to the core establishment who are mentally and emotionally over-invested in the dominant paradigm. Read more…