Things don’t always go the way we plan – and if we’re innovating, we shouldn’t expect them to. Here are some ideas for coping with this.
About Tim KastelleStudent and teacher of innovation - University of Queensland Business School - links to academic papers, twitter, and so on can be found here.
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This week’s collection of the best innovation posts includes ideas on open innovation, purpose, hiring the best people, and the theremin.
What are your barriers to business success? A study from my colleagues shows that innovators don’t see barriers. Instead, they use obstacles to spur innovations that help them outpace the competition.
Here’s this week’s collection of great links. The organising theme this time is how to become more personally creative and innovative.
The way to win is to be extremely good at the jobs that are diabolically hard – figure out how to do that, and you’ll do ok.
To innovate, we need three things: a great idea, that creates value for people, made real. If we only have two out of the three, then we have an innovation trigger: fear, fantasy or frustration.
The culture in our firms has a big influence on how innovative we are. Two ways to change the culture are to go with a flatter organisational hierarchy, and to examine the assumptions that underlie our culture.
Do you know who invented the computer? Most people don’t – I’m not even sure that there is an answer to that question. The fact that we don’t know tells us a lot about how innovation actually works.
Here’s the secret to innovation: there are no secrets. The only way to get better at innovating is to do the work – get better at experimenting.
Often, seeing the way forward is simple. But making the needed is not easy. Here are some thoughts on how to do this more successfully.
An innovation quip.
Often we feel that we can’t do something new until we’ve conquered our fears first. The problem is that we never conquer fear – the best we can do is learn to live with it. So how do we get important stuff done?
- Things Don’t Always Go According to Plan 22 April 2014
- Tools for Unlocking Innovation 13 April 2014
- Where Others See Only Barriers, Innovators See Opportunities 9 April 2014
- Improve Your Personal Innovation Skills 6 April 2014
- The Difference Between Good and Great 4 April 2014
- 3 Innovation Triggers: Fear, Fantasy & Frustration 31 March 2014
- Culture and Innovation 30 March 2014
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