Innovation Start with "I"

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  • 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/143243438/ Innovation Starts With Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library www.LibraryBytes.com
  • 2. < What's innovation? >
  • 3. Research & Development | Process improvement | Strategic planning | Suggestion Box | Change agentry | Thinking outside the box | Policies | 1-size-fits-all Six Sigma | ideas | Bench marking | Technology | Creative thinking http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettc/58076017/ < What it's Not >
  • 4. “ Innovation is this amazing intersection between someone's imagination and the reality in which they live.” - Ron Johnson < What it IS >
  • 5. &quot; Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form .&quot; — Watts Humprey
  • 6. The innovation point is the pivotal point moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams - W. Author Porter
  • 7. Creativity is thinking up new things . Innovation is - Theodore Levitt Doing. New. Things.
  • 8. < So what’s different >
    • application
    • audience
    • desired outcomes
    • inspiration & inputs
    • energy & passion
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/moqub/2887200432 /
  • 9.
    • “ Nothing is original. We’re all working with the same set of elements and pieces. It’s the c o m b i n a tion that creates remarkable ” - Seth Godin, The Purple Cow
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ma1974/320909485 /
  • 10. Innovation is not about best practice. It’s about … Fresh Practice ! www.idea-sandbox.com
  • 11. < Types of Innovation >
  • 12. Efficiency Innovation Evolutionary Innovation Revolutionary Innovation
  • 13. Efficiency Innovation Examples: Extending hours or service, Changing production line to accommodate more widgets Developing a new method to standardized systemwide reporting. = Improving on what already exists http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottobear/2318837083/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/da5ide/456847031/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/irinaslutsky/519317305/
  • 14. Evolutionary Innovation = creating something distinctly new & better http://www.flickr.com/photos/murk/463819896/ /erica_marshall/2666112988/ /grytr/296339032/ /outsanityphotos/457461303/ /alfathir/2783830899/
  • 15. Revolutionary Innovation ! Radically changes business & culture = http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdesign/333162699/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/224494683/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/224494683/
  • 16. < Elements of Innovation >
  • 17. 4 componets of &quot;I&quot; < Creativity > http://www.flickr.com/photos/imissnc/36433273/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevint/85911467/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/ < Strategy > < Implementation > < Profitability >
  • 18. = < Creativity > http://www.flickr.com/photos/annais/9335897/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/
  • 19. &quot;An idea is salvation by imagination .&quot; —  Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/75166820@N00/134943545/ Insert your idea HERE
  • 21. Become an idea generator … http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/210698762/
  • 22. Focus on Quantity , not Quality http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybloodyself/95940421/ The Big Moo – Seth Godin
  • 23. Become a collector & collect everything http://www.flickr.com/photos/wooandy/152933903/ The Big Moo – Seth Godin
  • 24. Get outside your comfort zone The Big Moo – Seth Godin http://www.flickr.com/photos/smohundro/2247983906/
  • 25. Bounce your thoughts around The Big Moo – Seth Godin http://www.flickr.com/photos/livenow/2464673982/
  • 26. Add Constraints to your thinking http://www.flickr.com/photos/robpurdie/97261673/
  • 27.
    • &quot;Many people still believe a better mousetrap is all it takes. But of the 2000+ mousetraps patented, only two have sold well, and they were both designed in the 19th century. A good idea doesn't sell itself although most 'lone inventors' make the mistake of thinking it will.“ -- Andrew Hargadon How Breakthroughs Happens: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate
    < Strategy >
  • 28. < Strategy > =
  • 29. Make it believable M V V
  • 30. Create alliances
  • 31. Don’t ask for permission . http://www.flickr.com/photos/fritztr/108106299/
  • 32. Sell your vision personally http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyleah/104413231/
  • 33. Find a Champion http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtinsel/151098607
  • 34. < Implementation > http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevint/85911467/ =
  • 35. Timeline Scope Resources
  • 36. http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/ < Profitability > =
  • 37. < Leadership >
  • 38.
    • “ Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs
  • 39.
    • &quot;The challenge for the leader is to run the operational world, designed to maintain business performance as it is today, and to allow people to move into the innovation world as well, so they can operate flexibly and step outside of today's rules and structures in order to develop new ways of working.“ -- Jonne Cesarani Big Ideas: Putting the Zest Into Creativity and Innovation at Work
  • 40. Set the Strategies http://www.flickr.com/photos/crashmattb/1646957900/
  • 41. No risk is risky business http://www.flickr.com/photos/magisterludi/403371410/ Efficiency Innovation Evolutionary Innovation Revolutionary Innovation !!
  • 42. Encourage cliff jumping http://www.flickr.com/photos/petercraig/2598464809
  • 43. Set the bar pole jumpers not limbo dancers http://www.flickr.com/photos/iguanajo/41972200/
  • 44. Provide the safety net http://www.flickr.com/photos/prescottspies/2713550213/
  • 45. Provide time for exploration http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybigtrip/6111406/
  • 46. Make failure an expectation http://www.flickr.com/photos/trvr3307/127632207/
  • 47. Beware of glory grabbers http://www.flickr.com/photos/bondomania/2636802659/
  • 48. Lead by example http://www.flickr.com/photos/deniscollette/1817034358/
  • 49. < Some Final Thoughts . . . >
  • 50.  
  • 51. Innovation is iterative http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/404014466/
  • 52. Innovation is messy http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2394518222/
  • 53. Innovation is creating new patterns http://www.flickr.com/photos/an_untrained_eye/1185704829/
  • 54. Innovation is curiosity at it best http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_bernay-roman/253298486/
  • 55. Innovation is perpetual beta http://www.flickr.com/photos/24by36/451799611/
  • 56. Innovation is risk
  • 57. Innovation is tipping the scales http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddography/12034661 /
  • 58. And last .. http:// www.flickr.com/photos/celesterc/540341359 /
  • 59. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/143243438/ Innovation starts with
  • 60. Innovation starts with http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
  • 61. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimonomania/474758933/
  • 62. Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library [email_address] My Slides are @ www.LibraryBytes.com