Workshop “Trigger Creativity using Creativity Cards” was held last week in Zagreb. After the introduction to creativity and newest technology and business trends, participants learned to use combinations of different triggers and ideas to inspire new improvements & features to their ideas.
52 Creativity Cards helped in filling many blank pages on the workshop with new ideas and this concept was at the end evaluated as successful and valuable.
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Is the one of the biggest innovation barriers in corporate world today – the way to convince middle managers to contribute in innovation?
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Here is my paper “Rewarding Innovation – Influence of rewarding system to the innovation” from XXIV ISPIM Conference held in Helsinki 16-19 June 2013. Continue reading “Rewarding Innovation”
My paper “Establishing Innovation Culture”, about installing Innovative Climate in big organization is available via this link on issuu. I presented it on the Conference for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Maribor, 2 years ago, and got a great feedback. Hope that you’ll like it! Please comment! Continue reading Establishing Innovation Culture
How can any software developer become an Innovator? Is it possible that innovations exist in any software company?
Software development in small and middle size companies can be encouraged in the same manner as in big companies. The effort and the time spent surely must be scaled, but the general principle which should bring the innovation culture into the teams can be copied.
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Often, innovations are considered as a big, breakthrough products that will change the way we live. But, small incremental innovations – improvements can also be very important, through big savings.
Could organizations be so well organized that there is no place for improvement? Of course, no!
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Few weeks ago, I got one insight from a friend who works in factory. He had an idea how to improve the production process. He spoken with his supervisor and they made this improvement which produces less waste and production is faster. I must say that, I spoke with him few months ago and encouraged him to make this, as it will be done in my company with no problem, but we have innovation culture… What happened is that another supervisor wasn’t been happy with that, and idea was rejected, idea-creator (my friend) got also some bad words like “Don’t … Continue reading there is no space for ideas in hostile environment
Today I got one insight from person who works in factory. He had an idea how to improve the production process. He spokes with his supervisor and they made this improvement which produces less waste and production is faster. (I spoke with him and encouraged him to make this, as it will be done in my company) But, another supervisor wasn’t been happy with that, and idea was rejected, idea-creator got also some bad words… “Don’t change the status quo”, “Why to make changes?”… not an innovative firm, as you can see. One more thing: they tried to start some … Continue reading innovation culture in factories
Top-down innovations, from one side – innovations promoted by senior managers and bottom-up innovations – ideas given from employees through the organization is two processes, which may sound opposite, but both must be enabled. Why? For good (or great!) innovation process it’s essential to have high-level commitment, but also to be oriented to each employee. Only Top-down innovation principle will close the door to every improvement idea which could come from employees including process improvement or for example, introduction of new toll. Continue reading top-down vs. bottom-up innovations
Excerpt from book: Mashup Corporations: The End of Business as Usual: “Understand that you have capabilities outside your IT department, and use them! Shadow IT is not new and exists in every company. It’s been there, lurking just out of sight of your support teams, not necessarily hidden, but implemented by workers who need new tools, procedures, and workarounds that are not yet acknowledged by IT policies. They use their innovations every day to get their jobs and personal tasks done. With every class of graduating students, a more tech-literate labor force emerges. This labor force is creatively innovating both … Continue reading promote shadow IT