The Art Of Innovation, by Dimis Michaelides


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Business consultant, creativity leader, inspirational speaker, author, magician and musician, Dimis advises organizations in the areas of creative leadership and innovation, strategy and marketing, change and transformation.

Dimis combines his unique experience as a business executive and creativity expert with his talents as a speaker and magician to inspire people in organizations. In a very real and entertaining way, Dimis demonstrates to audiences around the world how uncreative entities can become creative, how creative entities can become more so, and how innovation improves both business performance and happiness at work.

Dimis loves performing magic, singing and playing the guitar, his wife and son, his mother and brother, Penn and Teller, art, history, cinema, theater, travel, reading, swimming, good food, the circus and street performers.

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The Art Of Innovation, by Dimis Michaelides

  1. 1. The Art of Innovation Integrating Creativity in Organizations Dimis Michaelides i7 Innovation Summit, Chantilly Fall 2010
  2. 2. Innovation happens when in an organized STRUCTURE & within an appropriate CULTURE the SOURCES of creativity are mobilized
  3. 3. Talent The SOURCES of Creativity are the elements required for any purposeful creative act Energy Method
  4. 4. ENRICH YOUR SOURCES OF CREATIVITY Help people enhance their creative skills, mobilize their creative drive, train and practice creative methodology
  5. 5. System Target Team Individual The STRUCTURE of Innovation is the organized context in which innovation happens
  6. 6. DESIGN A STRUCTURE TO SUPPORT INNOVATION Match jobs to individual preferences, train people in innovative teamwork, define innovation strategy and goals, set up good systems to manage new ideas
  7. 7. Risk Ideas Humor Engagement Freedom The CULTURE of innovation is the set of values, behaviors and norms that promote innovation
  8. 8. SHAPE A CULTURE TO PROMOTE INNOVATION Support new ideas, open debate and minimal regulations, ensure strong organization-people commitment, encourage laughter, play and reasonable risks
  9. 9. The Art of Innovation <ul><li>Twelve innovation drivers organized in three categories </li></ul>Energy Talent Method SOURCES System Target Team Individual STRUCTURE Risk Ideas Humor Engagement Freedom CULTURE
  10. 10. <ul><li>Unlike models real life organizations are not so tidy! </li></ul><ul><li>It is the skillful synthesis of these 12 elements that makes an organization innovative </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Art of Innovation Workshop <ul><li>A comprehensive approach that takes into account the many dimensions and drivers of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>A unique opportunity for people to explore innovation issues in breadth and depth </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Post a comment on our Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Take the Organization Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Buy the Book </li></ul><ul><li>Transform your Organization! </li></ul>