Innochat Archive

Attitudes to Innovation

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Innovation is a hot topic. Yet there are many different understandings of its role: everyone seems to measure temperature in different ways!

End of life of innovations

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

When we adopt innovations what do they replace? Discussion of innovation tends to focus on adoption of new products and processes, but that is only half of the lifecycle. What happens when products and processes are replaced or supplemented?

When is innovation not fun?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

There are many possible answers. Perhaps, when it goes wrong?

Innovation and security

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

This post is classified. Talk among yourselves!

Disadvantages that kill innovations

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

We know that innovation involves a lifecycle, for example the (Gartner) hypecycle. But what variations are there, and how extreme can they be?

Are we cresting a digital peak?

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

Innovations based on digital technology are becoming increasingly prevalent. But much of it is highly questionable. Is digital innovation arriving at the peak of inflated expectations? Some of the current discussion of the so-called "Internet of Things" would seem to indicate that. If so, the trough of disillusionment lies ahead.

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"?

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