Humanovation
because innovation is
“made by and for the people”
Ali Bulut
ISU Cologne 2013
What is permanent
is only change
No man ever steps in the same river
twice, for it's not the same river and
he's not the s...
To change the world
One needs only to change
the way he perceives it
Key sources of
sustained economic growth
• Human capital 71 %
• Customer relationships 66 %
• Data access, data-driven ins...
Human Capital
Was there any life before
innovation?
“In a knowledge economy where small insights
can quickly shift the competitive lands...
How do we engage our people?
But many organizations
are finding it difficult to engage
their people
– from their employees...
Critical roadblocks to successful
innovation
• Unsupportive culture and climate % 38
• Limited funding for investment % 35...
INNOWAYTION
Innovation is more open,
collaborative, multidisciplinary
and global than ever before
Seven key steps to building an innovative environment
Setting the stage
Taking the action
Define the
context
Eliminate
Fea...
Stage one:
Setting the stage for innovation
• Define the stategic context, direction and boundaries of
innovation.
• Elimi...
Define the context
• Define the purpose and targets of
innovation
• Give direction and timeframe
• Provide market orientat...
Encourage risk taking
• Recognize “near misses” as well as
winners
• Applause risk takers and innovators
• Learn from your...
Cultivate diversity and
let a thousand ideas blossom
• Build diverse leadership teams
• Infuse diversity into innovation t...
Key sources of diversity
Stage two: Taking action
• “Connect the dots” within your organization by
understanding and leveraging the informal
networ...
Connecting the dots
• Understand your internal
social network
• Encourage and enable
informal communities in
your organisa...
Connect with your customers
and partners
• Develop external relationship
• Create a partnership management team
• Communic...
Make ideas visible
• Take advantage of cross functional teams
• Encourage communities of practice
• Organize learning even...
Motivate the results
• Understand what motivates your people
• Don’t over use variable compensation
• Express your appreci...
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Humanovation: Innovation made by and for the people

  1. 1. Humanovation because innovation is “made by and for the people” Ali Bulut ISU Cologne 2013
  2. 2. What is permanent is only change No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. Heraklitos
  3. 3. To change the world One needs only to change the way he perceives it
  4. 4. Key sources of sustained economic growth • Human capital 71 % • Customer relationships 66 % • Data access, data-driven insights 52 % • Products/services innovation 43 % • Brand(s) 33 % • Business model innovation 30 % • Technology 28 % • Partnership networks 25 % • R&D, intellectual property 22% • Price/revenue innovation 19 % • Assets (physical, infrastructure) 15 % • Corporate social responsibility 13 %
  5. 5. Human Capital
  6. 6. Was there any life before innovation? “In a knowledge economy where small insights can quickly shift the competitive landscape and capabilities can be bought or built; organisations having a dynamic innovation portfolio will have the best chance of survival and generating growth.” IBM CEO Survey 2012
  7. 7. How do we engage our people? But many organizations are finding it difficult to engage their people – from their employees to their customers to their suppliers – in the innovation process. If this is the case, then where do they start?
  8. 8. Critical roadblocks to successful innovation • Unsupportive culture and climate % 38 • Limited funding for investment % 35 • Government and other legal restrictions % 32 • Workforce issues arising internally % 28 • Process immaturity % 25 • Economic uncertainty % 20 • Inadequate enabling technologies % 18 • Inflexible physical and information technology infrastructure % 16 • Insufficient access to necessary information and data % 14 • Workforce issues arising externally % 13
  9. 9. INNOWAYTION
  10. 10. Innovation is more open, collaborative, multidisciplinary and global than ever before
  11. 11. Seven key steps to building an innovative environment Setting the stage Taking the action Define the context Eliminate Fear Encourage diversity Connect the dots Reach outside Make ideas visible Motivate the results
  12. 12. Stage one: Setting the stage for innovation • Define the stategic context, direction and boundaries of innovation. • Eliminate fear of failiure by creating a culture that embraces risk taking • Value and leverage the ideas from the diversity of your employees
  13. 13. Define the context • Define the purpose and targets of innovation • Give direction and timeframe • Provide market orientation • Establish boundaries of innovation • Communicate innovation messages consistently
  14. 14. Encourage risk taking • Recognize “near misses” as well as winners • Applause risk takers and innovators • Learn from your mistakes • Reduce cost of experimentation
  15. 15. Cultivate diversity and let a thousand ideas blossom • Build diverse leadership teams • Infuse diversity into innovation teams • Link successful innovations to diversity
  16. 16. Key sources of diversity
  17. 17. Stage two: Taking action • “Connect the dots” within your organization by understanding and leveraging the informal networks • Collaborate with external organizations, including partners, suppliers • Make ideas visible to elevate ideas from all corners of the organization. • Provide incentives and recognize your people’s innovativeness
  18. 18. Connecting the dots • Understand your internal social network • Encourage and enable informal communities in your organisation • Enable networking technology whenever necessary
  19. 19. Connect with your customers and partners • Develop external relationship • Create a partnership management team • Communicate with your customers directly • Learn more rom them about their needs • Make them a part of the solution • Build an image of trust
  20. 20. Make ideas visible • Take advantage of cross functional teams • Encourage communities of practice • Organize learning events to spark creativity and curiosity • Launch large-scale brainstorming events • Design a creative workspace
  21. 21. Motivate the results • Understand what motivates your people • Don’t over use variable compensation • Express your appreciation on every occasion • Adapt and insert innovation into your key performance criteria

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