Helene Blowers Director  of Digital Strategy & IT  Columbus Metropolitan Library May 2011
< What's innovation? >
“ Innovation  is this amazing intersection between someone's  imagination  and the  reality  in which they live.”  - Ron J...
&quot; Innovation  is the process of turning  ideas  into manufacturable and  marketable form .&quot; — Watts Humphrey
Creativity is thinking up new things .  Innovation   is - Theodore Levitt   Doing. New. Things.
Innovation  is not about best practice.    It’s about  … Fresh Practice ! www.idea-sandbox.com
< Types of Innovation >
Efficiency Innovation Evolutionary Innovation Revolutionary Innovation
Efficiency Innovation Examples: Extending hours or service, Changing production line to accommodate more widgets Developin...
Evolutionary   Innovation = creating something    distinctly new & better http://www.flickr.com/photos/murk/463819896/ /er...
Revolutionary Innovation ! Radically changes business & culture =  http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdesign/333162699/ http://...
“  _________ “ is the  mother of invention http://www.ohdeedoh.com/uimages/ohdeedoh/2008-07-24-aesop.jpg
Impacts on innovation? Efficiency Innovation Evolutionary Innovation Revolutionary Innovation Discovery of a new market Ch...
< Elements of Innovation >
4 componets of &quot;I&quot; < Creativity > http://www.flickr.com/photos/imissnc/36433273/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ke...
= < Creativity >  http://www.flickr.com/photos/annais/9335897/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/
Become an  idea generator  … http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/210698762/
Focus on  Quantity , not Quality http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybloodyself/95940421/ The Big Moo – Seth Godin
Become a  collector   &  collect everything http://www.flickr.com/photos/wooandy/152933903/ The Big Moo – Seth Godin
Get  outside   your  comfort  zone The Big Moo – Seth Godin http://www.flickr.com/photos/smohundro/2247983906/
Bounce   your  thoughts around The Big Moo – Seth Godin http://www.flickr.com/photos/livenow/2464673982/
Add   Constraints  to your thinking http://www.flickr.com/photos/robpurdie/97261673/
Write   stuff  down http://www.flickr.com/photos/watchsmart/3227691975/
< Strategy >
< Strategy > =
How many of these have you heard? How many of these have you said  (or thought)  yourself?
<Selling Innovation >
Make it    believable M V V Employees & Innovation …
Create  alliances Employees & Innovation …
Don’t ask  for  permission http://www.flickr.com/photos/fritztr/108106299/ Employees & Innovation …
Sell your  vision   personally http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyleah/104413231/ Employees & Innovation …
Find  a  Champion http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtinsel/151098607 Employees & Innovation …
Analyze  the  Risk Employees & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorda/2136174988/
Do your  leg  work Employees & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/sirwiseowl/3012205998/
Build  upon  small successes Start small picture Employees & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahandmikeprobabl...
< Implementation > http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevint/85911467/ =
Timeline Scope Resources
http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/ <  Profitability  > =
http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/ Outcomes  & Outputs
< Supporting Innovation >
Set  the  Strategies http://www.flickr.com/photos/crashmattb/1646957900/ Management & Innovation …
No risk   is  risky   business http://www.flickr.com/photos/magisterludi/403371410/ Management & Innovation … Efficiency I...
Set the bar pole vaulters not   limbo dancers http://www.flickr.com/photos/iguanajo/41972200/ Management & Innovation …
Encourage  cliff  jumping http://www.flickr.com/photos/petercraig/2598464809 Management & Innovation …
Provide  a safety net http://www.flickr.com/photos/prescottspies/2713550213/ Management & Innovation …
Make failure an  expectation http://www.flickr.com/photos/trvr3307/127632207/ Management & Innovation …
Provide  time   for exploration http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybigtrip/6111406/ Management & Innovation …
Flip your   Org Structure Photo of support Management & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/2883115609/
Beware of  glory grabbers http://www.flickr.com/photos/bondomania/2636802659/ Management & Innovation …
Listen for what you’re  not  hearing http://www.flickr.com/photos/spyndle/384039991/
Lead by example http://www.flickr.com/photos/deniscollette/1817034358/
< Leadership >
<ul><li>“ Innovation  distinguishes between a  leader   and a follower.”    - Steve Jobs </li></ul>
<Leadership & Management> http://www.flickr.com/photos/myselfsuperman/2914712096/
<ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Work </li></ul><ul>...
< Some Final Thoughts . . . >
 
Innovation  is  iterative http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/404014466/
Innovation  is   messy http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2394518222/
Innovation  is   creating  new  patterns http://www.flickr.com/photos/an_untrained_eye/1185704829/
Innovation  is curiosity at it best http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_bernay-roman/253298486/
Innovation  is   perpetual   beta http://www.flickr.com/photos/24by36/451799611/
Innovation  is   risk
Innovation  is   tipping  the  scales http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddography/12034661 /
Innovation  is  a Culture
And last .. http:// www.flickr.com/photos/celesterc/540341359 /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/143243438/ Innovation   starts with
Innovation  starts with   http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
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  • Ron Johnston , Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Innovation
  • Watts Humphrey – author of numerous technical and management books including Managing for Innovation: Leading technical people
  • Theodore Levitt – former editor of Harvard Business review and trend setting book Innovation in Marketing ( 1962)
  • Focuses on improving what already exists. Requires minimal investment since innovation builds upon existing products and services. Focuses mostly on cost savings, efficiencies or expanding service. Barriers to success are low.
  • Edison – carbon filament 1880 Incandescent light bulb, compact fluorescent
  • Crow &amp; rock Aesop&apos;s fables
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Mission Vision Values Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Innovation Starts with "I"

    1. 1. Helene Blowers Director of Digital Strategy & IT Columbus Metropolitan Library May 2011
    2. 2. < What's innovation? >
    3. 3. “ Innovation is this amazing intersection between someone's imagination and the reality in which they live.” - Ron Johnson < What it IS >
    4. 4. &quot; Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form .&quot; — Watts Humphrey
    5. 5. Creativity is thinking up new things . Innovation is - Theodore Levitt Doing. New. Things.
    6. 6. Innovation is not about best practice. It’s about … Fresh Practice ! www.idea-sandbox.com
    7. 7. < Types of Innovation >
    8. 8. Efficiency Innovation Evolutionary Innovation Revolutionary Innovation
    9. 9. 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/
    10. 10. Evolutionary Innovation = creating something distinctly new & better http://www.flickr.com/photos/murk/463819896/ /erica_marshall/2666112988/ /grytr/296339032/ /outsanityphotos/457461303/ /alfathir/2783830899/
    11. 11. 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/
    12. 12. “ _________ “ is the mother of invention http://www.ohdeedoh.com/uimages/ohdeedoh/2008-07-24-aesop.jpg
    13. 13. Impacts on innovation? Efficiency Innovation Evolutionary Innovation Revolutionary Innovation Discovery of a new market Change in demands of current market Change in ability to support current market
    14. 14. < Elements of Innovation >
    15. 15. 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 >
    16. 16. = < Creativity > http://www.flickr.com/photos/annais/9335897/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/
    17. 17. Become an idea generator … http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/210698762/
    18. 18. Focus on Quantity , not Quality http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybloodyself/95940421/ The Big Moo – Seth Godin
    19. 19. Become a collector & collect everything http://www.flickr.com/photos/wooandy/152933903/ The Big Moo – Seth Godin
    20. 20. Get outside your comfort zone The Big Moo – Seth Godin http://www.flickr.com/photos/smohundro/2247983906/
    21. 21. Bounce your thoughts around The Big Moo – Seth Godin http://www.flickr.com/photos/livenow/2464673982/
    22. 22. Add Constraints to your thinking http://www.flickr.com/photos/robpurdie/97261673/
    23. 23. Write stuff down http://www.flickr.com/photos/watchsmart/3227691975/
    24. 24. < Strategy >
    25. 25. < Strategy > =
    26. 26. How many of these have you heard? How many of these have you said (or thought) yourself?
    27. 27. <Selling Innovation >
    28. 28. Make it believable M V V Employees & Innovation …
    29. 29. Create alliances Employees & Innovation …
    30. 30. Don’t ask for permission http://www.flickr.com/photos/fritztr/108106299/ Employees & Innovation …
    31. 31. Sell your vision personally http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyleah/104413231/ Employees & Innovation …
    32. 32. Find a Champion http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtinsel/151098607 Employees & Innovation …
    33. 33. Analyze the Risk Employees & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorda/2136174988/
    34. 34. Do your leg work Employees & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/sirwiseowl/3012205998/
    35. 35. Build upon small successes Start small picture Employees & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahandmikeprobably/3264565204/
    36. 36. < Implementation > http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevint/85911467/ =
    37. 37. Timeline Scope Resources
    38. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/ < Profitability > =
    39. 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/ Outcomes & Outputs
    40. 40. < Supporting Innovation >
    41. 41. Set the Strategies http://www.flickr.com/photos/crashmattb/1646957900/ Management & Innovation …
    42. 42. No risk is risky business http://www.flickr.com/photos/magisterludi/403371410/ Management & Innovation … Efficiency Innovation Evolutionary Innovation Revolutionary Innovation !!
    43. 43. Set the bar pole vaulters not limbo dancers http://www.flickr.com/photos/iguanajo/41972200/ Management & Innovation …
    44. 44. Encourage cliff jumping http://www.flickr.com/photos/petercraig/2598464809 Management & Innovation …
    45. 45. Provide a safety net http://www.flickr.com/photos/prescottspies/2713550213/ Management & Innovation …
    46. 46. Make failure an expectation http://www.flickr.com/photos/trvr3307/127632207/ Management & Innovation …
    47. 47. Provide time for exploration http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybigtrip/6111406/ Management & Innovation …
    48. 48. Flip your Org Structure Photo of support Management & Innovation … http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/2883115609/
    49. 49. Beware of glory grabbers http://www.flickr.com/photos/bondomania/2636802659/ Management & Innovation …
    50. 50. Listen for what you’re not hearing http://www.flickr.com/photos/spyndle/384039991/
    51. 51. Lead by example http://www.flickr.com/photos/deniscollette/1817034358/
    52. 52. < Leadership >
    53. 53. <ul><li>“ Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs </li></ul>
    54. 54. <Leadership & Management> http://www.flickr.com/photos/myselfsuperman/2914712096/
    55. 55. <ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Work </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term </li></ul><ul><li>How/when </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Do things right </li></ul><ul><li>Transactional </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Leading People </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Long-range </li></ul><ul><li>What/why </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Do the right thing </li></ul><ul><li>Transformational </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/myselfsuperman/2913872247
    56. 56. < Some Final Thoughts . . . >
    57. 58. Innovation is iterative http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/404014466/
    58. 59. Innovation is messy http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2394518222/
    59. 60. Innovation is creating new patterns http://www.flickr.com/photos/an_untrained_eye/1185704829/
    60. 61. Innovation is curiosity at it best http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_bernay-roman/253298486/
    61. 62. Innovation is perpetual beta http://www.flickr.com/photos/24by36/451799611/
    62. 63. Innovation is risk
    63. 64. Innovation is tipping the scales http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddography/12034661 /
    64. 65. Innovation is a Culture
    65. 66. And last .. http:// www.flickr.com/photos/celesterc/540341359 /
    66. 67. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/143243438/ Innovation starts with
    67. 68. Innovation starts with http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
    68. 69. Helene Blowers Director of Digital Strategy & IT Columbus Metropolitan Library [email_address] My Slides are @ www.slideshare.net/hblowers

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