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  • (adapted from: Making Innovation Work by Davila, Epstein, Shelton)
  • Objective
    • To understand the linkages between learning and innovation
    • We will learn about:
      • Types of Innovation
      • Importance of Learning
      • Driving the Learning agenda: what Systems to use?
      • Driving the Learning agenda: what Tools to use?
  • ∆ Business Model ∆ Technology ∆ Customer Value ∆ Supply Chain ∆ Target Customer ∆ Product & Services ∆ Process Technology ∆ Enabling Technology Typically changes in the business model and technology impact one another
  • Innovation is about change in the business model and technology… … . but not everything changes all at once Business Model Drivers Technology Drivers Customer Value Supply Chain Target Customers Product & Services Process Technology Enabling Technology Incremental Small change in one or more of the six levers Semi Radical Business driven Significant change in one or more of three levers Small change in one or more of three levers Semi Radical Technology driven Small change in one or more of three levers Significant change in one or more of three levers Radical Significant change in one or more of three levers Significant change in one or more of three levers
  • Innovation = Change Learning = Adapting to Change
  • Revenues Often inversely proportional to Start Up’s Marketing Spend Revenues Directly proportional to Start Up’s ability to learn how and what to market Learning is a Systematic Organization Wide Process
  • Learning Systems – Incremental Innovation
    • Systems for Delivering Value
      • Anticipatory learning to react to situations
      • Example: Product/Process Manual
    • Systems for Refining Current model
      • Experiential learning as a result of facing situations
      • Example: Process modification based on feedback
    Learning Systems based on daily operations of company
  • Learning Systems – Radical Innovation
    • Systems for Developing Competencies
      • Anticipatory learning to pose goals
      • Experiential learning to reach goals
      • Periodic deadlines to pace the organization
      • Example: Product Development
    • Systems for Crafting Strategy
      • Anticipatory learning to understand and seek trends
      • Experiential learning from failure/success pattern
      • Example: Bets on New Technology/Businesses
    Learning Systems based on future investments of the company
  • Tools of Learning
    • Knowledge Management
      • Make tacit knowledge explicit
      • Use for Incremental Innovation
    • Ignorance Management
      • Identify most important things you do not know
      • Define experimental projects
      • Fail as early and as quickly as you can
      • Feed learning into a project roadmap
      • Step back and create a learning history
      • Use for radical innovation
    What you do not know matters more than what you do
  • Summary: Innovative organizations have…
    • Specific Learning processes
    • Collaborative learning environment
    • Shared vision across ranks
    • Timely anticipation of challenges
    • Flexibility & agility to embrace changes
    Innovative organizations… … . Learn to Act & Learn to Learn
    • For discussion contact sanjoysanyal@gmail.com