1. source: wikipedia.org
Found 5 innovations of 3M
1) Since 1924 about 3000 new patents per year
2) As of 2019, 3M produces around 60,000 products
3) 1952 Scotchgard discovered by 3M
4) CFC-free asthma inhaler
5) some of the first digital recording devices
These are just a few examples of 3M's innovative strength.
3M has a strong innovation culture. This can be seen from the large number of
products and patents produced. 3M has standardized the innovation process.
Creating novelty is a consistent result. 3M broke the status quo badly. An
atmosphere was created in which innovations could develop. 3M's values, beliefs
and actions have a strong focus on innovation. 3M takes into account things that are
difficult to measure, such as values, behavior and the environment, including people.
Resources: 3M invests heavily in innovation
Processes: 3M has a streamlined process to filter out the innovations. There are
Values: The organization is entrepreneurial, creative and focused on continuous
learning, this long-term.
Behavior: People, both external and internal, are completely geared towards
innovation. From the manager to the individual employee, we are geared towards
Environment: 3M has created an environment that encourages innovation. Example:
Collaboration, openness and simplicity are encouraged.
Success: individual, organizational and external success
3m has a common vision and a common innovation language.3M's Pollution
Prevention Pays (3P) program launched. This shows that 3M is committed to the
environment. An environmentally friendly production and a pro-climate setting are
part of the 3M philosophy (see eco-innovations).
3M has a survival strategy, which can be seen clearly in the high number of
2. Culture and Innovation
3M's innovative culture shows that they are very successful. Approx. 3000 new
patents annually since 1924 and from 2019 3M will produce around 60,000 products.
This balance clearly shows how successful your culture of innovation is. The
pronounced innovation culture, whether in each individual or in the entire company,
shows the innovative strength of 3M.
The innovations created by 3M have always given the company a competitive
advantage. 3M is a model company for innovation culture, for example there is the
role of CIO (Chief Innovation Officer).
3M has an innovation-friendly corporate vision and 3M's culture of innovation allows
for surprises. 3M leaders create a work environment that fosters a culture of
innovation. 3M innovations come from every single employee. This is evidenced by
the history of the company. The corporate culture creates the opportunity to apply
Design Thinking and Outcome Driven Innovation, important methods for generating
innovations. 3M has innovation centers/innovation laboratories. 3m also encourages
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3M and referenzen 1 to 163
- business insider
- Building a Culture of Innovation
A Practical Framework for Placing Innovation at the Core of Your Business
By Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop, Jo Geraghty · 2015
- and more (books and sites)
3. Every technique and knowledge learned in the lecture was applied.
Topic 1. The Character of Innovation, Incomplete section
Topic 2. Principles of Innovation Management, Incomplete section
Topic 3. Innovation Techniques
Topic 4. Lean Innovation