Submitted by John W Lewis on January 05, 2017 - 8:17am
Thu, Jan 05, 2017
Collaboration is an important aspect of any activity. It has particular importance for innovation, which involves exploration involving people in flexible and overlapping roles, as distinct from production which involves relatively stable roles and boundaries between them.
The nature of the culture and the people required for effective innovation has been referred to as "T-shaped".
Submitted by John W Lewis on December 29, 2016 - 10:08am
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Another year is coming to an end and a new one is about to begin. As you take a longer term view of innovation and our #innochat discussions of it, what do you think and feel are the significant events and trends?
Submitted by John W Lewis on December 22, 2016 - 7:49am
Thu, Dec 22, 2016
Innovations are novel to the people receiving and adopting them. Often they are a nice surprise, something unexpected, intriguing, and exciting. On the other hand, some of them seem rather odd, especially at first, and may do not work out well in the longer run.
Submitted by John W Lewis on December 15, 2016 - 9:57am
Thu, Dec 15, 2016
We've all had them, those so called "aha!" moments. These are the sudden realisations that we can do see something that we could not previously see, that we understand how something works when it had all seemed confusing, or that something that seemed impossible is possible after all.
Submitted by John W Lewis on December 08, 2016 - 10:17am
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Nuclear power generation is viewed very differently in different countries with a surprising lack of consensus on its overall benefit.
As an innovation is adopted and matures, more is learned about its advantages, and disadvantages. Over time, a consensus tends to be reached about its overall benefit, based on the nature and extent of the advantages and, often more importantly, about the disadvantages.
In nuclear power, this does not seem to have happened.