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jeudi 23 décembre 2010

How do you create a culture of innovation?

Group : 3Is-Ideas-Innovations-Inventions
Started by : DD Mishra
Comments as of Dec 23. 2010 : 167

another motto for innovation

"Share, Reuse, Remix, - Legally" Creative Commons

And this has immediate and direct operational impacts ... 

(...)tdk :
how standardization might lead to monopoly ?

It does when the standards are owned by a few people and/or organisations.

Just consider the oligopoly formed by the proprietors of some IT governance framework under copyright.

(...)tdk :

"The organisation will recognise genuine efforts to innovate and will support the development of ideas."

How so ? 

as an innovation governance consultant, i would not make an opinion without a minimum assessment of the strategy.
If i were an employee or a shareholder, i might have some different attitudes.

Open Innovation includes spin in and out.

Let me suggest you to refer to Chesbrough's original diagram and book.

If i read you well, nurturing innovation would need some kind of process (here i am building on your response):
- allocate "space" to staff to develop ideas into a presentation"
- "have staff presenting their idea"
- "select the idea"
- "dedicate time, money and resources"
- "bring the idea to market"

That reminds me a film on 3M which i saw on a training when i was a brand new employee at IBM labs... a long time ago (thanks for this reminder)

Would you adapt this process for open innovation ? 

I would feel that to have a productive discussion on innovation, we would find opportune to bring in some cases taken from some specific industry to illustrate concepts / general statements.

The IT sector is a tremendous field to explore and is as well as an enabler for innovation in other sectors.



i would be with you by saying that culture of innovation has to be promoted from the top.

Only the top can decide how to compensate employees, - in addition of their regular salary-, for their creations, inventions or ideas and ask HR to put in place the right mechanisms.

If the employee is working in an R&D department, i would not feel that he would be entitled to get some extras when he find something : that's his job to find things.

But if he is working in an accounting department as an accountant, i feel that it would be fair to compensate a bonus when he issue an idea that would prove effective to increase the overall business, let's say a new value proposition that his employer would represent to the client. 

the question is indeed how to feed the innovation pipe.

I am agree that small change might have far reaching effects.

Every one might experience this test :
take a photo and place it on the web under a Creative Commons contract instead of copyright...

You might also apply this move to a poem or a piece of music

or to a business method... 

i like your approach to look for talents where they are :
- some people are creator of ideas,
- other needs the ideas to solve their problems or fulfill their needs,
- other turn ideas into solutions.

would you say that "culture" in your question is a way to have effective collaboration between the three parties ? or something else ?


we agree that innovation is the result and process (in French that' common double meaning with words ending with "ation")

Interesting concept, "science of innovation" .
An exact search on Google would give back around 118 000 entries, some with the formules of "Art and Science of innovation" which leads to

Does "innovation in science" mean anything ?
Does "innovation in art" mean anything ?
Does art lead to innovation the same way science does ?