Innovation Perspectives

Business Transformation Is All About Feedback

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We aim to optimize performance, hence the business term: Performance Management. Sounds simple, but of course it isn’t. Humans have a lust for control and have developed quite a few mental concepts to ‘control’ performance management; processes, ratings, manuals, competency frameworks, forms, collective labor agreements, etc.

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Fighting Back! The Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

The chances of successful innovation implementation must appear pretty bleak. Even the terms themselves—“innovation assassination” and “culture of fear”—are incredibly ominous-sounding. But fear not, there are ways to fight back against the culture of fear and innovation assassination and come out on top. One practical step an organization can take...

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When Art and Science Combines for Innovation

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The powerful combination of designing and providing something that pushes our existing knowledge, our boundaries, understanding or expectations — and capturing it in thought, explanation, or detailing the discovery makes up the art and science of innovation. We just need to find even better and consistent ways to combine them continuously.

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How 2015 Changed Corporate Innovation: An Overview

There were several key (and generally welcome) themes that emerged throughout 2015 within corporate innovation.  These are, in part, driven by the increasing value that corporate and business leadership place on this (still relatively) new competency, the sophistication of practitioners in the field, and the results of seeing what works or fails. It is truly an exciting time to be in this field and to see these changes form across the industry. As always, this list is from a personal perspective, that is perhaps biased by my experience within the field, generally working with established corporate organizations and their leaders.

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