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What role can a manager play in catalyzing innovation?

What role can a manager play in catalyzing innovation?

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  • Role of manager as an innovation catalyst Vinay Dabholkar, Ph.D. Founder Catalign Innovation Consulting vinay@catalign.com 21-Apr-2011© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • “The dream run” by Nandini Tiwary, Times of India, 5 Dec 2010© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • As an organization: Can we build stamina for innovation, Like Nandini did for running?© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Mar 2009 2005 1998 Half a century journey! 1959 1966© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • In this journey How can I catalyze innovation? Game Changer Global Brand Centre of Excellence© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Let’s avoid TBUs Managers should become ambidextrous Spend time on strategic thinking© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Story of a technology company in Bangalore in 1960 Dr. S. M. Patil, ex-CEO & MD, HMT© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Radial drilling machine problem (1959) 1. Replace the nut 2. Follow the process 3. Consult German engineers 4. Send Indian engineer to Germany 5. Get a German engineer to Bangalore (??)© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Rajappa meets Patil “Give me permission to make 6 arms”© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Biases in action 1. He is just a matriculate 2. NIH: “Not Invented Here” syndrome 3. You don’t get fired for hiring Germans© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • What Patil saw & the manager didn’t 1. Ideas can come from unusual sources 2. Crude cost-impact analysis© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • What is the typical lifecycle of an innovation?© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • idea Demo Idea-to-demo loopitch 6 arms Need & Technology assumptions© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • idea Demo Idea-to-demo loop Demo-to-impact loopitch 6 arms Need & Technology Production & assumptions commercialization assumptions© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • © 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Sep 2003 Idea (course-match) Feb 25 Feb 26 Demo Columbia Stanford Nov 2003 (facemash) Idea-to-demo loop Demo-to-impact loop May 2004 Ad revenueitch Thefacebook 34 sch, 100K Mar endSep 2003 Feb 2004© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Sep 2003 Idea (course-match) Feb 25 Feb 26 Demo Columbia Stanford Nov 2003 (facemash) Idea-to-demo loop Demo-to-impact loop May 2004 Ad revenueitch Thefacebook 34 sch, 100K Mar endSep 2003 Feb 2004 1. Course-match 2. Facemash 3. Harvard connection 4. Thefacebook© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Exercise: 1. Pick one innovation from your workplace 2. How long was idea-to-demo period? 3. How many demos did it go through? 4. How long was demo-to-impact period?© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • What can I do?© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • idea Demo Idea-to-demo loop Demo-to-impact loopitch 1. Help create itches© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • What are our top 3 or 5 challenges? 1 2 3 Challenge-book© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • A Sample challenge-book • Customer doesn’t find right size trouser (PAIN) • Can we become Centre of Excellence in cloud computing? (PAIN) • How do we provide a map on phone for locating an item in a warehouse? (WAVE) • Can we replace paper cups with something reusable? (WASTE)© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Our challenge-book What would be one challenge relevant for your team? What challenges do you see creating a challenge book?© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • idea Demo Idea-to-demo loop Demo-to-impact loopitch 2. Help people communicate their idea better Say: “Great idea! What can you show me tomorrow?”© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • “Little secret” of innovation leadership Nobody gets sponsored for the first few demos© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Toyota’s tabooed expressions • Everyone understands that! • I tried that before and I know it won’t work • Is this within the budget? • Let’s talk about this some other time • That’s not done at this company© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Avoid the “virus syndrome” Focus on “learning”, not “outcome”© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Before & After© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • What kind of demos have you come across?© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • idea Demo Idea-to-demo loop Demo-to-impact loopitch 3. Champion good ideas© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • What is “championing an idea”?© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • 1924: S N Bose stumbles upon an idea No response from Journal June 4: Sends it to Einstein July 2: Einstein sends a postcard “Translated your work and sent it for publication. It is a beautiful step forward” That’s championing an idea© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • 1934: Works out his pet idea Jan ‘35: Talk is scheduled Gets attacked by the Eddington Chandra dumps the idea! Revisits 3 decades later, gets Nobel That’s anti-championing!© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Summary What How Generate itch Create a challenge book Help communicate ideas Demos, Before-n-after Help build credibility Champion good ideas© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Google “Vinay Dabholkar”© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com
  • Thank You© 2010 Catalign Innovation Consulting www.catalign.com