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Strategy for Innovation Ed Bernacki, Director of The Idea Factory, Canada



Ed Bernacki, international speaker, writer and consultant on the use of innovation in organisation. Author of "Wow! Thats a Great Idea!"

Ed Bernacki, international speaker, writer and consultant on the use of innovation in organisation. Author of "Wow! Thats a Great Idea!"



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    Strategy for Innovation Ed Bernacki, Director of The Idea Factory, Canada Strategy for Innovation Ed Bernacki, Director of The Idea Factory, Canada Presentation Transcript

    • innovation by design building your capacity to innovate Ed Bernacki The Idea Factory
    • Manufacturing R&D Investing for future ideas, processes and profits
    • What makes innovative organizations innovative? How do you measure “innovative”?
    • “…three critical underlying capabilities” The top 20% in the survey turn their ideas into action via… 1. Well defined idea management processes 2. Create a climate which encourages ideas to flow freely through the organization 3. An effective balance between leaders and followers to sustain an innovative working environment
    • A challenges: initiatives B challenges: The project you want to solve, create, develop or manage. managing the process How you manage people to solve the „A‟ challenge.
    • Where is innovative thinking needed? Problem A: Tangible Innovation What new products and services do you need? What improvements can be made to the delivery of these services? Problem B: Intangible Innovation What new processes / structures do you need to help people work together effectively and efficiently?
    • Problem A: Tangible Innovation Think like an archeologist New products and service designs Invest in future processes and service offerings Problem B: Intangible Innovation Think like an anthropologist New processes to help people work together effectively and efficiently
    • Think like an anthropologist  Rule of law  Welfare system  Zero per cent unemployment rate  Life long learning  Individual spirituality  Learner driven education  Context specific leadership  Gender equality  Medicinal effects of herbs  Barter trade – national trade routes  Consensus decision making  Model for a sustainable world 9
    • Insights: the currency of the anthropologist  Notice how people work and play  Notice ‘what is there’ and ‘what is missing’  Notice relationships: how people interact  Notice thinking: how people think and solve problems  Notice knowledge: how it is communicated and used knowledge: the product of the anthropologist 10
    • Victoria Department of Sustainability Innovation strategy: innovation tactics and Environment Strategy and Innovation Unit ■ Help internal divisions develop new strategies by acting as internal strategy consultants offering facilitation support ■ Improve the corporate planning and performance monitoring framework ■ Develop a „culture‟ of innovation in terms of… 1. creating opportunities to promote innovation; 2. growing organizational and individual capacity to innovate; and 3. launching new initiatives to improve the department‟s ability to generate and implement new ideas.
    • Innovation strategy: innovation tactics NZ Ministry of Labour Email for a copy of this innovation overview
    • Innovation strategy: innovation tactics
    • Innovation strategy: Canadian Food Inspection Agency: innovation tactics HR Process Lab Objective: identify day-to-day process improvements and longer term challenges. Innovation Experiments: Managers can try new HR processes. Advisors advise on risks, pros and cons Invention Sessions: Opportunity for people to brainstorm new ideas for HR management. Ideas are shared - best practices can be used by others and to further an innovative culture. Focused on ‘B’ Challenges
    • Innovation strategy: Bank of Canada Ideas Expo innovation tactics 1. Build a culture to innovate 2. Build awareness of skills to innovate 3. Improve ‘idea management’ skills
    • Innovation strategy: innovation tactics Singapore Prime Ministers Office “To build our innovation capacity we must focus on creating a culture that supports new thinking. For individual public officers, we can provide essential training to enhance their capacity to innovate.” Skills framework: 1. Generating ideas 2. Developing ideas 3. Judging ideas 4. Communicating ideas 5. Turning ideas into actions
    • Innovation strategy: innovation tactics Innovation Communities of Practice 1. Gather people who are keen. 2. Prompt discussions, training and events to prompt new thinking 3. Manage knowledge and ideas to share – not as a source of power
    • Be an… innovationalist! Communication is crucial Be a role model Everyone is part of the solution What needs to be said in your organisation? www.Unlimited.co.nz - search on bernacki for innovationalist series