AAS Imagine '09: Breaking the Rules with Integrity by Steve Boehlke

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AAS Imagine '09: Breaking the Rules with Integrity by Steve Boehlke

  1. 1. Breaking the Rules with Integrity <br />Steve Boehlke<br />AAS Imagine ‘09<br />
  2. 2. Where do you look <br />for the inhibitors <br />to innovation?<br />
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  5. 5. “There’s a fine line between telling <br />the truth and keeping a project alive.”<br />
  6. 6. “You can work on most anything you want <br />as long as you report it correctly.”<br />
  7. 7. “Strictly speaking you’re breaking the rules. You have to go against the rules to survive and get anything done.”<br />
  8. 8. “Large bureaucratic organizations ask people to be dishonest all the time. <br />This is the biggest de-motivator.”<br />
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  11. 11. “<br />Research has shown new product development to have several peculiarities. Among these, it is a process characterized by organizational politics…. Abundant anecdotes tell us of defective rule design. Some anecdotes address how deviant rule-following in fact is what keeps business running.”<br />“Champions (in innovation) are essentially political actors who are not prepared to abide by organizational rules.”<br />Empirical data:<br />Out of twenty best practice projects , seven identified within five Swedish companies ranging in size from 100,000 employees to 1,000. Five out of seven projects cited either broke or bent rules. <br />Olin and Wickenberg, “Rule Breaking in New<br />Product Development – Crime or Necessity?” Creativity and Innovation Management Journal, Vol 10, #1, March, 2001<br />
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  15. 15. Innovation<br />requires<br />rule-breaking.<br />
  16. 16. Power<br />Leading at the <br />intersection requires<br />INTEGRITY<br />Passion<br />
  17. 17. CONFORMANCE<br />Firm adherence to a code, <br />especially of moral or artistic values.<br />INTEGRATION<br />The quality or state of <br />being complete or undivided<br />
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  19. 19. IF you want innovation…<br />do not fail <br />to break some rules<br /> with integrity!<br />IMAGINE THAT!<br />

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