Setting the preconditions for great results
Have you heard a friend or colleague making fun of his/her superiors because they are doing something “stupid”? On the question “why don’t you suggest a solution?” you get an answer “they wouldn’t listen” or “they don’t care for my thoughts” or “let them do what they want!” Continue reading “Nurturing Innovation”
The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions. In their microcosmos (organizations) they often rule, but how much help do they need from the non-tech side? Continue reading “Every Engineer needs a Businessman!”
The term innovation has become so ubiquitous it is heard everywhere, to describe almost anything. You see it on TV, newspapers, billboards, for everything from cosmetic products to banking services. Politicians, professors, businessmen and journalists have also embraced this word … Continue reading What is Innovation?
I held a short presentation about Creativity on “Entrepreneurship Academy”, here it is…
Continue reading “Finding the Right Idea”
Have you sometimes heard some angry idea-submitters which are talking about the wrong system or innovation process. Well, sometimes they are quite right!
Continue reading “Too many ideas rejected? What to do?”
Many Innovation books share the same content, some also the same form and style, this book – on the other hand, is written from the different perspective as some kind of innovation manual.
Continue reading “Book Review: The Innovation Book”
To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better. Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”
FRONT END OF INNOVATION: The 12th Annual Front End of Innovation event, taking place May 13-15, 2014 at the Boston World Trade Center in Boston, MA. The FEI 2014 program will once again transform the industry, offering up the core innovation … Continue reading FEI USA 2014
This is second post to the “7innovation method” series. First “awakening” part of the process is to launch initial contest which will “feel the pulse” of the organization and discover innovative persons. This contest could be a wide futuristic strategic … Continue reading “The Method” – Awakening and Selection
I often hear totally wrong talks about innovation in Croatia.
Public opinion about innovators is that those are people, that got rewards on Innovation Fairs. So, when the header in newspapers say: “Our Innovators got 3 gold and 2 silvers medals on Innovation Fair“, most people think something like:
Well, we have so clever people who have ideas, what’s the problem with our economy? Continue reading “What’s wrong with innovation in Croatia?”
High level of Innovation Culture is very good, but also very important achievement to be proud of – for any company. But, the path to the right culture goes with the road called innovation climate.
Continue reading “Innovation Climate doesn’t equal Innovation Culture”
Is the one of the biggest innovation barriers in corporate world today – the way to convince middle managers to contribute in innovation?
Continue reading “Middle Managers and Innovation?”
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”
After few business books that was terrible with same old stories and nothing interesting for me, I just finished interesting and inspiring book about the everyday work in a company, based on the real-life example of the writers. The book is called “REWORK, Change the way you work forever”.
Continue reading “Book review: REWORK”
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!
Continue reading “Identifying Improvements”
Ideas are going through the innovation funnel and only few percent will reach the end. What’s happening with the army of ideas lost inside it? How will their creators find out what happened?
Continue reading “Gently Turning Down Ideas”