Submitted by John W Lewis on April 16, 2015 - 11:20am
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Many people, especially when new to innovation, take the view that the subject is mainly about invention. Perhaps this is partly because the words look and sound similar! In this view, innovative developments are expected to require the creation of new things: materials, approaches, techniques, etc..
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 09, 2015 - 9:26am
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
You probably know on some level that innovation is important to your survival in a personal and/or professional context, although your level of "knowing" might range from being deeply convinced to just coming around to accepting it.
But what innovation is appropriate for you and/or your organization? What new or different things are you looking for, and where are you looking for them?
Submitted by John W Lewis on April 02, 2015 - 9:17am
Thu, Apr 02, 2015
How rational is innovation? Very little of our communication about innovation is rational. Much of it is the opposite: either emotional, or irrational, or both. Let's delve into the importance of these issues during our chat.
This week our topic and framing post come from Matt Hunt (@huntm). Matt has been a regular participant in #innochat and he shares a passion for learning through failure with many among us. Check out more of Matt's work at his online home.
Submitted by John W Lewis on March 11, 2015 - 11:35pm
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
What factors affect the propensity of individuals within organizations to behave innovatively? If you are operating as a member of staff in an organization, what affects your behaviour and your contribution to innovation within your organization?
The complexity of the modern enterprise beggars the mind. Most famously, Wal-Mart Stores, which owns Walmart and Sam's Club bulk purchase emporiums (because we all need to purchase a year’s supply of toilet paper at once), employs roughly 2.2 million people worldwide and is the largest private employer in the United States. Target the large department store chain (with a fascination for designers but has lost its way on the innovation front) and Kroger (a large grocery store chain) are also among America's largest employers.
Submitted by John W Lewis on February 25, 2015 - 9:50pm
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Peter Drucker’s famous statement that any business enterprise has only two basic functions, innovation and marketing, was written in 1954 in his book The Practice of Management. What is the relationship between innovation and marketing today?
This chat is another in our series on “innovation or ...”. We’ve discussion technology, and creativity, now it is the turn of marketing.