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Tell your own story how can you become the next exponential catalyst? preview

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Following our Loop#2, Round#6 discussion, we have come up with a new question to understand how to use technologies to reach a systemic, « exponential everything » impact. The expression is derived from the idea highlighted by experts that the IoT was driving knowledge and information sharing in an exponential way. I have therefore taken on board the investigation of our current analyses and strategic recommendations to determine how the rise of digital data could enable smart change makers to optimize innovation and drive sustainable, « exponential » growth. This is a preview version. Download the full report: https://gumroad.com/l/CczAI

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Tell your own story how can you become the next exponential catalyst? preview

  1. 1. How can you become the next ‘exponential catalyst’? Tell Your Own Story weareinnovation.org WAI Loop#3 Round#1 - April 2017
  2. 2. About weareinnovation.org weareinnnovation.org is a global think l@b curating and analyzing information related to future developments, management and strategies, to make sense of innovation and inspire intelligent change. Organized as a live strategic plan, it aims at analyzing trends shared on social networks among innovation peers to outline key messages and catalyze change. The blog builds a living story of the initiatives developed around change management, ecosystems and business models implied by innovation, as well as specific technology trends such as Big Data and Internet of Things. As a result, weareinnovation.org provides a 360° overview of innovation as seen from experts and analysts for readers to share fresh views and questions in their daily business life. weareinnovation.org
  3. 3. About the Author With over ten years of experience as Marketing, Business Development and Strategy Manager for major IT and Consumer Electronics companies, Johanna Camp has developed and driven global strategic plans for a variety of IT products and services. Her keen interest for innovation has led her to take on decisive roles in rolling out technologies that are today being used by millions of customers around the globe, interconnecting networks and applications to d e v e l o p e n h a n c e d communication services. From product management to financial analysis, she has an in-depth understanding of processes, business models and market ecosystems. After an intensive career path in Paris, she moved in La Châtre, Georges Sand’s hometown, where she now concentrates on her writing ambitions and enjoys a happy f a m i l y l i f e . A s weareinnovation.org author, she has spent the last four years reading and analyzing the meaning of innovation for scientists, investors, entrepreneurs and end-users. In the midst of an economically deserted French rural area, she has managed to help local SMEs build their innovation processes to attract strategic customers and investors, implementing innovation and diversity in an ecosystem looking for a new breathe. Giving a voice to innovation is not her only passion, as she also exercises part of her creativity writing songs as lead vocals for her own music band, actively participating to local social life and cultural diversity. With a Master’s Degree in Management from Grenoble Ecole de Management, Johanna is dedicating her time and energy sharing a meaningful life, using innovation as a tool to open her ideas and thoughts to the world. Johanna is 33 years old, mother of a young daughter and married to an inspiring design manager, a keen English and French literature reader, playing piano when she is not typing on her keyboard. weareinnovation.org
  4. 4. Following our Loop#2, Round#6 discussion, we have come up with a new question to understand how to use technologies to reach a systemic, « exponential everything » impact. The expression is derived from the idea highlighted by experts that the IoT was driving knowledge and information sharing in an exponential way.I have therefore taken on board the investigation of our current analyses and strategic recommendations to determine how the rise of digital data could enable smart change makers to optimize innovation and drive sustainable, « exponential » growth. Our latest operational plan, « Tell Your Own Story: how can you define human values for innovation », has outlined a pathway to implement change based on human-centricity and sustain models thanks to diversity- based innovation processes. This new plan will take these results forward by creating human values for exponential catalysts thanks to « New Strategy, New marketing », defining a thinking framework to manage costs of uniformity thanks to « Making sense of social media through diversity », and reverse those costs towards diversity and innovation virtuous circles thanks to « Startups, People and Ecosystems: success and reality ». Diversity management tools used in this plan are those defined in « Diversity as a success story ». Finally, the operational analyses driven through the blog have outlined the aspirations of consultants, experts, business specialists, leaders, students, end-users and customers for a smarter innovation. I have gathered those requirements in a strategic story entitled « Augmented Innovation ». I have reflected those needs within the investigation, explaining how data savvy, constructive and agile change-makers would shape a strategy to become the next exponential catalyst. A full list of links to access the tools I have used for this analysis is available at the end of this plan. I also offer dedicated sessions to go through your projects and priorities if you need further assistance rolling-out diversity as a management and innovation practice in your business. Contact me at: johanna.camp@weareinnovation.org weareinnovation.org Introduction
  5. 5. Author’s comment They wanted the golden nugget. CEOs and directors I’ve worked for had this relentless aspiration for more. More revenues, more customers, more margin. Of course they all had investors and financial stakeholders to satisfy, as well as public authorities and legal, tax compliances to follow. Yet those individuals embodied this thirst for more to a point they would eventually loose their own vision, in best situations, or their purpose and personal values, in the worst cases. There is very little space for employees and CEOs to reflect on the impact business pressure can drive on companies, regardless of their size and sector. I would be interested to know how any business, given the efforts needed to adapt to a multi-sector disruption, can thrive without analyzing what builds their core value as a knowledge community for their customers, how they can use this expertise to reverse tensed situation into problem-solving open discussions, and build upon common grounds and sense to generate long term value. I have seen smallest and most agile teams concentrate on developing those ideas and links between individuals, thanks to inspiring and engaging leaders. I have seen them build this story and sell it to customers and investors. I have seen those teams becoming the gold nugget. It may well be that the one technical crew that never really speaks to you actually perfectly handles and manages the warehouse, and simply isn’t used to sharing any information with « people from the office ». « People from the warehouse  » are still happy to spend a few minutes showing new joiners how their material work, because they have complaints and they know «  people in the office  » deal with those issues, and because they know how the products work, more than your sales force. They install material, and they repair, manage, store it. And they share a specific piece of story, without even noticing. It is your technical team that manages the gold nugget value, not you. Without new joiners visiting the warehouse, how would you know? Getting to integrate a diversity of skills and values within your own business story is a necessary step to understand how you can become the next gold nugget for your customers, making yourself an exponential catalyst for innovation. weareinnovation.org
  6. 6. Creating human values for the exponential catalyst
  7. 7. Management view Innovative marketing and strategy tools have emerged from connected businesses and markets. Digital tools enable a higher definition of existing markets, newly defined stories and conversations with customers. It is therefore important to integrate into our own thinking patterns external viewpoints that can help us complement and diversify our thoughts to better define new approaches. Our ability to share differences and learn from them is at the heart of our innovation capabilities. We should encourage knowledge sharing and difference sharing to develop new thinking patterns and get used to life long learning. weareinnovation.org
  8. 8. Operational view « Augmented Innovation » enables to understand how universities and schools seek to challenge barriers, while politics and public institutions’ willingness to change is questioned. End-users and customers express what they would expect from the future of customer experience. By assembling new knowledge and experiences, we should seek to create unprecedented solutions, investigating the pros and cons without judging but keeping in mind there are reasons and pathways leading people to perceive situations differently. Starting from there, we should encourage constructive creativity born from cross-breeding activities and thoughts, constant learning, creating areas to ask questions and analyze needs for change, constantly optimizing viewpoints, constantly inviting others to jointly create a better world. weareinnovation.org
  9. 9. Experts view Our latest discussions have highlighted a vested interest from our global community to better interact with complex personalities and individual purposes to make sense of innovation. Developing diversity as a management practice, that is enabling diversity of cultures and ideas to solve common business issues, can drastically improve businesses potential for innovation. Being able to properly use and develop inner and outer diversity requires a level of freedom and open mindset which we need to build and encourage. Experts and analysts outline the reasons and specific context which are preventing diversity to properly work and develop so as to deliver full value. They also outline the tools and strategies we can use to lead to a more open environment where individual are encourage to be the best of who they are, embracing their individual value to make use of them in teams of skills and talents defining solutions for common goals. And we had already defined a whole plan to do that. weareinnovation.org
  10. 10. weareinnovation.org
  11. 11. Augmented Innovation New Strategy, New Marketing Inspiring stories Monitoring sense Human motive Interactions for actions Sharing across borders Promote equity Engage younger generations Equity to boost the economy New models needed Social inclusiveness Non commercial value Efficiency through technology Digital information rich strategies and accurate data analytics Tailored customer experience Exponential catalyst human values Education Customers Public inst. Public inst. Customers Education Substantial The customer democracy: investigating needs as if customers had « elected » you to solve a crisply identified issue. Differentiating Global learning communities: sharing knowledge in a variety of formats to inspire change weareinnovation.org
  12. 12. Download the full operational plan on Gumroad: https://gum.co/CczAI
  13. 13. Make sure you get your own copy of our management reports https://gumroad.com/weareinnovation weareinnovation.org
  14. 14. Thank you weareinnovation.org Our global innovation story, as we write it.

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