Innochat Archive

How can we learn from other organizations?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Differences in the way that people think affect how their organizations operate and perform. This is, presumably, not contentious. However, in this article, "Why we cannot learn a damn thing from Toyota or Semco", Niels Pflaeging, @NielsPflaeging, suggests that many people misunderstand how to emulate the way that other organizations operate.

Environmentally sustainable innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

An event this morning has rekindled my interest in a challenge that I was posed early in my interest in innovation and its management. So this topic has a personal angle and origin.

Removing barriers to mainstream adoption

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

One of the major, and perhaps most disregarded, issues in the organization of innovation is understanding the overall value of an innovation at each stage of its adoption. In particular, for an innovation to diffuse through a population and result in adoption by the majority, requires its overall benefits to be positive.

The March of the Cobots?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Are we entering the beginning of the age of the collaborative robot, co-robot, or just "cobot"?

Extreme Innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Innovation happens when people adopt a different approach to achieving their purpose. Typically, we move from one approach to another over time, with different people adopting each approach at different times, but generally in approximately the same sequence. But it does not always happen like that.

Shopping innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Shopping has undergone a huge range of innovative developments since the days of the old grocery or hardware store in the high street. Supermarkets and shopping malls have been followed by online shopping and new models for interaction with shoppers. Consequently, shopping habits have changed, with developments in technology playing a role in enabling many of them. Some patterns of behaviour in online (virtual) stores are also finding their way back into physical stores.

The Intersection of Innovation and Parenting

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

This week's topic is provided by innocat Ari Yares. He has previously described his attempt to create an innovative approach to parenting in a blog post, and the following is his framing of our discussion on this topic.

Why chat about innovation?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

In my opinion, the field of innovation is currently among the most important areas of behaviour by people, as individuals and in organizations (of a wide range of types). So there are important things to discuss in this field. 

But when we discuss innovation, what are we doing? What are we chatting about?
What do you want #innochat to be?

Empathy in innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

What role does empathy play in innovation generally, in our adoption of specific innovations, and in our development of innovations for adoption by others?

Are we suffering from "Premature Enlightenment"?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

How well can we assess the maturity of an innovation? And, in the case of digital systems, is it possible that we are suffering from a severe case of premature enlightenment?

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