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Innovation foresight

  1. 1. Innovation & Foresight<br />Neil Houghton<br />March 2011<br />Neil Houghton<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Question<br />Why do some groups of people <br />manage to solve complex problems <br />while others stumble or fail?<br />[Kahane, 2010]<br />Neil Houghton<br />2<br />
  3. 3. My answer<br />Some groups of people <br />have elegant theories, models <br />and frameworks of change. <br />That’s it… really!<br />Oh, one more thing … The theory is invisible!!<br />Neil Houghton<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Seeing the invisible<br />Lets shine some light on this ! <br />Neil Houghton<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Seeing around corners<br />From A to A’ via a detour<br />Neil Houghton<br />5<br />A<br />A’<br />Departure<br />Arrival<br />Navigation<br />
  6. 6. Four lenses to see differently<br />Neil Houghton<br />6<br />New <br />Ecologies<br />New <br />Alliances<br />New <br />Experiments<br />New<br /> Understandings<br />Adapted from Reos Learning Festival<br />
  7. 7. Seeing meaning & performance<br />A journey along the ‘U’ is a journey of meaning & performance<br />Neil Houghton<br />7<br />Meaning<br />Performance<br />
  8. 8. Foresight & innovation<br />Neil Houghton<br />8<br />FORESIGHT<br />Meaning<br />INNOVATION<br />Performance<br />
  9. 9. Innovation as a detour<br />Signature practices enable new perspectives<br />New perspectives inform our approach to innovation<br />Neil Houghton<br />9<br />Signature<br />Practices<br />From this new <br />perspective what <br />does our destination<br /> look like?<br />New <br />Understanding<br />
  10. 10. Foresight as a detour<br />Foresight as 3R’s: Relearn, Reveal, Rehearse<br />Neil Houghton<br />10<br />Re-learning the ‘past’<br />Rehearsing the ‘future’<br />Revealing the ‘present’<br />
  11. 11. Can you see the invisible theory?<br />An elegant theory (Theory U) is invisible Adapted from Reos Learning Festival<br />Neil Houghton<br />11<br />New<br /> Ecologies<br />New <br />Alliances<br />New <br />Experiments<br />New <br />Understanding<br />New Commitments<br />

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