innovation

Goals-Driven Investment in Change by Chris Potts

Being excellent at turning ideas for change into the outcomes we want - and at market-speed - is core to every enterprise’s choices, changes and results. 

Change Portfolios must be goals-driven, dynamic, extroverted and efficient. Traditional portfolios - initiatives-driven, static, and often introspective - are becoming constraints on enterprise performance.  It’s time to innovate, transform, and build on the platform they created.

We’ve always done it this way! Not! by Dr Mimi Hull

For many bosses, the employee’s transition to negativity comes for no apparent reason. However, a common complaint I hear from dissatisfied employees is that they do not get creative freedom. They suggest creative solutions that would yield better results, but get told “No.” They feel caught in the “but we’ve always done it this way” trap. Creativity is essential for your employees’ work to have meaning. With meaning, they are more engaged, which means less absenteeism, better teamwork, better service, and increased productivity. To foster creativity, try the following:

Corporate Innovation Pain Points by Khairul Anwar

Corporate Innovation Program is the buzz word these days, and for very good reason. The awareness and action of many companies responding to change is getting better because “innovation” a must-have agenda for top management and high-level discussion including nations alike. The focus of innovation has “awakened” in the last few years, so much so that the word leadership has become low-key. I, for one, advocate leaders, with a big title, if they couldn’t innovate their days are numbered or they should be shown the door. Run!

Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile; powerful frameworks for Innovation, but how can we apply them to Organization Design? by Florine van Wulfften Palthe

I tend to say I’m a Designer by trade, but a Change Manager by heart. But I also add that it’s all the same, and here’s why.

Of course, it does matter what you design. Whether you’re in Product design, UX-design, Business Design or Organization Design, requires different skills and experiences. However, I do believe that they all require a similar mindset.

Corporate Innovation Not A Department by Khairul Anwar

Corporate innovation is an important feature in large organizations. I wouldn’t suggest it to be a corporate function or division or department as it will create another layer or compartment, becoming bureaucratic and adding extra cost to the company.

I think corporate innovation should be an embedded strategic program cut across divisions.

Changing across the board with Luke Garner

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?

Sure, I’m Luke!  I’m a change management professional, currently working as a consultant for Agilisys; a public sector consultancy. I help organisations change the way they work and try to ensure everyone’s happy about it!

There are a variety of definitions of change management, but how would you define it?

Not just another Brick in the Wall by Ron Leeman

I would imagine that the majority of us when we were kids had a Lego set bought for us and of course, Lego is still around today … what a great success story. The kind of Lego sets that you probably had bought for you normally consisted of specific bricks and pieces + a set of instructions that showed you how to build whatever it was on the box. Great so away you went opening the box and tipping out all the individual pieces onto the table or floor or whatever.

Beyond the Workshops: Three ways leaders can foster Design Thinking capabilities by Dani Chesson

Over the past two decades, Design Thinking has emerged as a practice that enables innovation, change, and complex problem solving. Many companies hoping to benefit from Design Thinking invest in training workshops to learn the Design Thinking way of working. While training workshops are an effective way to learn new skills, putting new skills to use requires taking the learning beyond the workshop. It is when organizations put new skills into practice that they start to see the benefits. So, how can you continue to foster Design Thinking capabilities after the workshops?