Submitted by John W Lewis on February 02, 2017 - 12:42pm
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.
Submitted by John W Lewis on January 31, 2017 - 12:36pm
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.
Submitted by John W Lewis on January 26, 2017 - 11:26am
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?
Submitted by John W Lewis on January 05, 2017 - 9:17am
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 - 11:08am
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 - 8:49am
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 - 10:57am
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 - 11:17am
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.