Improvisation within a guiding structure





To jazz up your ability to innovate, turn to jazz
– create a clear guiding structure, establish creative chaos environment within this structure to liberate people and trigger accidental discoveries, and encourage improvisation. 

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Here are the 11 Guiding Principles (practice tips) of the Jazz of Innovation that will help you to establish an effective innovation process in your company.




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The flexible improvisation-driven model for innovation project management doesn’t discard structure, just as there is a clear structure to good jazz.

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The structure, as chords do in jazz, serves as a basis for improvisation, experimentations, discoveries and innovation.



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In innovation, this structure is created through roadmaps, guiding principles, business processes, systems and organizational charts. Strategic planning and road-mapping processes cannot guarantee brilliant flashes of creative insight, but they can prepare minds and increase the odds that such flashes occur in real time.





Yin-Yang of the Jazz of Innovation

YIN (accepting)
Honor the structure

YANG (aggressive)
Embrace creative chaos and improvisation

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Right Balance Between Structure and Chaos

You need a certain amount of chaos to be creative but not to the point that you feel overwhelmed by its amount. Too much uncertainty discourages people from mobilizing their best effort. Direction, purpose, and the right amount of structure create freedom. People feel liberated by stretch goals and guidelines.


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Prepare minds through business modeling, strategic planning, and entrepreneurial simulation games, like InnoBall (Innovation Brainball).

Structure-building documents such as business plans and strategic plans are intended to provide a innovators with a frame of reference and strategic alignment.


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Loose-Tight Leadership

Leading innovation is a delicate and challenging process. You need to encourage expansive out-of-the-box thinking to generate new ideas, but also filter through these ideas to decide which to commercialize.

Divide time between the creative (right-brain) and analytical (left-brain) activity to achieve better results.


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Use a balanced "loose-tight" style of leadership for this purpose.

Loose-tight leadership alternates the creation of space for free idea generation and InnoBall-powered simulation of their implementation with a deliberate tightening that selects most promising ideas for further development.




Looseness usually dominates the early stages of the innovation process.

In the later stages, tightening becomes more important to scrutinize the concepts and bring the selected ones to the market.


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The Fun Factor

As innovation today is about passion and winning and creating new things, fun has become a big element of the innovation strategy of many highly successful businesses.

People achieve much more if they enjoy the climate for innovation.

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Vadim Kotelnikov

Keep learning forward for if you strop learning, you stop creating history and become history.

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