Innochat Archive

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"?

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.

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