Sparking creativity and fostering innovation biz library webinar


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We know innovation is important. In this new webinar, you'll learn about the critical elements to an "innovation ecosystem" that - if present and nurtured - will enable your organization to encourage the creativity of your employees and foster a culture where innovative ideas turn into profitable solutions.

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Sparking creativity and fostering innovation biz library webinar

  1. 1. Sparking Creativity&Fostering InnovationWebinar brought to you by BizLibrary
  2. 2. Webinar Presenters Chris Osborn Vice President of Marketing Jessica Batz Marketing Specialist
  3. 3. What we’ll cover today • Value of Innovation as Core Organizational Value & Competency • Innovation Ecosystem • Definition of Innovation • Types of Innovation • Characteristics of Innovative Organizations • Innovation Competencies
  4. 4. why?innovate
  5. 5. Every organization - not justbusiness - needs one corecompetence: innovation .Peter F. Drucker1909 - 2005
  6. 6. The way you will thrive in thisenvironment is by innovating -- innovating in technologies, innovating in strategies,innovating in business models. Samuel J. Palmisano CEO IBM (2006)
  7. 7. • Reduced market share• Lower Market Cap• Loss of industry leadership
  8. 8. 50 Mostclick logo to see entire listInnovativeCompanies2011 • Increased market share • Higher Market Cap • Industry leadership
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  10. 10. Innovation Ecosystem Closing the Innovation Gap Research Judy Estrin Application Development
  11. 11. InnovationEcosystem•Funding•Leadership•Culture•Education•Policy
  12. 12. Just as there are basic laws that underlie biological ecosystems, thereis a set of core values that must work in balance to support innovation: questioning, risk taking, openness, patience and trust. Judy Estrin Closing the Innovation Gap
  13. 13. What is “Innovation”?
  14. 14. Innovation is the productiveimplementation ofstrategic creativity.
  15. 15. Innovation Elements THINKING Creative Strategic Transformational The Seeds of Innovation Elaine Dundon
  16. 16. Evolutionary & Disruptive The Innovator’sMP3 Dilemma Clayton Christensen
  17. 17. We will nowdiscuss in a littlemore detail thestruggle forexistence.Charles DarwinThe Origin of Species
  18. 18. Embrace new things Leadership Collaborative Right people & Decisive & Systems forward looking Characteristics of Innovative Organizations
  19. 19. InnovativeSystems • Web site: customer communication & transactions • Logistics: overnight delivery made possible • Innovation is a core value
  20. 20. InnovativeModel • Assemble your own toy • Personalized • Complete experience • Customers & employees
  21. 21. Failure orSuccess? What happened to this or extremely strong glue? How might we use this lousy glue we just made?
  22. 22. Microsoftmissedtheseboats . . . .
  23. 23. What happened? Unlike other companies, Microsoft never developed a true system for innovation. Some of my former colleagues argue that it actually developed a system to thwartinnovation. Despite having one of the largest and best corporate laboratories in the world, and the luxury of not one but three chief technology officers, the company routinely manages to frustrate the efforts of its visionary thinkers. Dick Brass VP at Microsoft 1997 – 2004Microsoft’s Creative Destruction, NY Times, 2/4/2010
  24. 24. I think Microsoft did a lot ofinteresting work on the tablet. Whatwe’ve done is not compete with whatthey did. You know, they’recompletely stylus based. What wesaid was, if you need a stylus, you’vealready failed. Steve Jobs The iPad: Past Present, Future Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2010
  25. 25. Market Cap :2006 to Q1 2011
  26. 26. Embrace new things Leadership Collaborative Right people & Decisive & Systems forward looking Characteristics of Innovative Organizations
  27. 27. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a societythat honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. Albert Einstein
  28. 28. Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation • Solution focus • Kaleidoscopic Thinking • Full-Spectrum Engagement • Master-Mind Innovate Like Collaboration Edison Gelb & Caldicott • Super-Value Creation
  29. 29. I didn’t fail. I just found 1000 waysnot to make a light bulb. Thomas Edison
  30. 30. Why?Why? Why?
  31. 31. How might we . . .
  32. 32. It is better to haveenough ideas for some of them to be wrong,than to always be right by having no ideas at all. Dr. Edward De Bono
  33. 33. CreativityBloomberg Business Week Survey - May 18, 2010
  34. 34. Creativity? Creativity is the discovery of a new idea or connection.
  35. 35. 6 Competencies for the Conceptual Age• Design• Story• Symphony• Empathy• Meaning• Play
  36. 36. • No lists - mind maps• Keep a journal• Ignite your curiosity• Hang onto every idea
  37. 37. Curiosity Optimism Open to new ideas CollaborativeSee and make connections
  38. 38. If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out? Will Rogers
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  41. 41. Innovation Rut Checklist• Agree (!) Statement• 1 ______ Our products or services have lost their competitive edge.• 2 ______ We lack consensus on what we would like to see happen within our organization in the next few years.• 3 ______ We spend more time on discussing the present and the past than we do on looking to the future.• 4 ______ We spend more time on internal issues than in pleasing our external customers.• 5 ______ We rarely acknowledge and discuss our weaknesses.• 6 ______ We rarely invite “outsiders” in to give us another perspective.• 7 ______ We’ve stopped challenging the “way it’s done around here.”• 8 ______ Valuable information is being held too tightly and not shared.• 9 ______ Our planning process is inadequate for todays marketplace.• 10 ______ We don’t take the time to discuss alternative approaches or options for improvement.• 11 ______ We think too small when we could be thinking BIG.• 12 ______ We don’t spend enough time identifying new ideas.• 13 ______ We don’t spend enough time developing new ideas.• 14 ______ Great ideas often get blocked in our “system.”• 15 ______ Most of our ideas are incremental ideas or very small changes in what we are already doing.• 16 ______ Our decision-making processes are too slow.• 17 ______ I am unsure how decisions are made.• 18 ______ Our organization is bureaucratic and has too many layers, rules, and policies.• 19 ______ Good ideas are often under funded.• 20 ______ Good ideas are often understaffed.• 21 ______ People complain that our organization is not very innovative.• 22 ______ Innovation efforts are not rewarded or recognized.• 23 ______ Good people are leaving our organization for better opportunities elsewhere.• 24 ______ There is too much internal competition.• 25 ______ People aren’t really enjoying their work.• Total number of checks = ______• Lower Better• 0 - 8 = Innovative Culture• 9 - 17 = Could benefit from some changes• 18 and over = Innovation Rut Source: The Seeds of Innovation. Elaine Dundon
  42. 42. Recommended ResourcesBooks:The Seeds of Innovation, Elaine DundonClosing the Innovation Gap, Judy EstrinInnovate Like Edison, Michael J. Gelb and Sarah Miller CaldicottThe Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. ChristensenThe Innovator’s Guide to Growth, Scott D. Anthony, Mark W. Johnson,Joseph V.Sinfield, and Elizabeth J. AltmanWinning Through Innovation, Michael L. Tushman & Charles A. O’Reilly IIIA Whole New Mind & Drive, Daniel PinkE-Learning courses:Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace SimulationThe Foundations of Creativity and InnovationGenerating Creative and Innovative IdeasEvaluating Creative and Innovative IdeasImplementing Creative and Innovative IdeasBlogs & Articles:The Innovator’s DNA, Hal Gregerse, Harvard Business Review, December2009Three Critical Innovation Lessons from Apple, Scott Antony, HarvardBusiness Review, blog May 18, 2010“You’ve Got to Find What You Love,” Jobs Says, text of Steve Jobs’ Apple