Innochat Archive

Extreme Innovation

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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

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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

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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

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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?

T-shaped people and culture for collaborative innovation

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Chat Date: 
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".

The Old and New Years in Innovation

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Chat Date: 
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?

What innovation would you like as a present?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
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.

Aha! moments in innovation

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Chat Date: 
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.

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