Idea Procurement and Implementation

Empowerment

Believing in Your People

Communication

Accommodating Personal Idiosyncrasies

Positively Influencing Intrinsic Motivation

Harvesting Emotional Energy

Freedom to Fail and Changing Pace Quickly

 

Innovation-friendly Organization

How To Build and Innovation-friendly Organization

Top Management

Cross-functional Innovation Teams

 

 

   

By Australian Business Limited and Australian Commonwealth ITR Department.
Adapted by Dean Prebble, Prof. Howard Frederick, and Vadim, Ten3 NZ

 

 

 

 

 

Idea Procurement and Implementation

In order to flourish your firm's culture must encourage and nurture ideas rather than kill them. Welcome new ideas and suggestions. Suspend judgment. If an idea is properly given attention it just may become a solution to a problem, the next great marketing campaign, or even the perfect incubator for your next innovative product or service.

 

Creativity Management

Entrepreneurial Creativity

Creative Chaos

Idea Management

Radical Ideas

Ideation Techniques

 
 

Weighted guiding principles (WGP) is the fastest and highly effective method of rapid assessment of ideas.

Your company needs a Head of Growth who would lead and oversee implementation of both radical and evolutionary ideas. Empower authors of most promising ideas to become intrapreneurs.

 

 

 

INNOBALL Innovation Brainball entrepreneurial simulation game INNOBALL (Innovation Brainball) entrepreneurial simulation game will help innovators achieve amazing results far beyond their initial aspirations.

 

KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools

Balloon  ▪  Rope

 

 

 

 

Employee Empowerment

The word empowerment means to authorize, enable, and permit. Ideally, empowerment of employees results in increased initiative, involvement, enthusiasm, innovation and speed, all in support of the company's vision.

Defining, inspiring and encouraging empowerment is the job of leadership... More

 

Employee Empowerment

Benefits

Empower and Energize Employees

Suggestion System

Creative Leadership

 

 

 

 

Head of Growth tasks growth hacking managing growth nurturing growth

 

Creativity Management

Entrepreneurial Creativity

Team Creativity

Creativity in Groups

Brainstorming

Disney Creative Strategy

Creative Chaos

Idea Management

Encourage Generation of Radical Ideas

Ideation Techniques

Suspend Judgment

Idea Implementation

Culture for Innovation

5 Strategies

Creative Dissatisfaction

Questioning Culture

Climate for Innovation

3 Parts

5 Strategies

Organizational Innovation

7 Steps to Creating an Innovative Organization

Entrepreneurial Organization

 

 

 

 

 

Believing in Your People

People tend to rise on the occasion that someone truly believes in them.  A preacher once said if you place an A on a person's head they will give you an A, but if you put a C on their forehead they will give you a C, no higher. 

Many times people are looking for someone to be interested in them and hold accountability to.  When they find this individual they will produce.  It is essential during a cultural transformation that each person in the firm has someone that believes in them and is counting on them to succeed.

 

Communication

Communication is absolutely essential to give birth to a creative workplace in a mature, seasoned culture.  In fact creativity in communication is key to implementing a culture rebirth.  As we have mentioned, major changes in organizations often evokes resistance based on fear.

Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors

Imagine a CEO talking about the need to restructure for greater efficiency with innovation.  S/He talks about trends, budgets and so forth.  So far, so good.  But let that same executive mention the word down size and all of the rational information of needs to reorganize are abducted by the emotional.   Leaders need to communicate the corporate culture change initiative in a way that energizes and excites while simultaneously examining and overcoming their crew's hesitancy to embrace this same proposition.

25 Lessons from Jack Welch  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

"Teamwork is a make or break situation.
Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you." 
~ Kris A. Hiatt

Winning Team: 7 Elements Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Accommodating Personal Idiosyncrasies

Accommodating personal idiosyncrasies may help the creative mind to flourish.  Whether it be eating a candy bar at a meeting, a brainstorm session in the wilderness or taking off all day and writing the proposal between 1 and 7 am people must have freedoms to create and produce how and where they want.  If firms permit their employees to create the plan to get from A to Z rather than dictate each step in the process they just may spur an otherwise average employee to new heights of creativity and accomplishment.

Positively Influencing Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation highly correlates with increased creativity levels.  High-level encouragement toward innovation, immediate supervisor encouragement, autonomy and sense of control, optimal challenges, and tasks matched to interests all positively influence intrinsic motivation.  Therefore, firms should seek to have their employees do what they love and love what they do.   For businesses the first involves matching work well around an employee's expertise.  The latter involves creating the environment that will allow employees to retain the intrinsic motivational focus, while supporting their exploration of new ideas.

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Guiding

 

 

 

3 Strategies of Market Leaders Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Harvesting Emotional Energy

Values give meaning to people's lives.  Organisational performance is directly related to its ability to tap into its human potential.  For many people work is one of the most important ways they are able to give expression to who they are in their search for fulfilment.  When a person works for a firm whose values mirror those of their own they will respond by fulfilling their potential and tapping into their deepest levels of creativity.  Align your mission statement under a clear set of humane values and through living those values your corporate culture  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book will harvest the emotional energy and the creative potential of your employees.

Freedom to Fail and Changing Pace Quickly

Many companies are extremely cautious not to make errors and some are so shielding that they spend enormous amounts of money, time and human effort to research plans thoroughly in an effort to avoid mistakes. 

Yet case studies in business schools show us time and time again that regardless of this effort mistakes are bound to happen.

Noble Failure

In addition, the accelerated pace of change and current ease of new entrants to new markets due to technological advantages leave no time for companies to research every possible in and out. 

For example, by the time that IBM and Compaq decided to create an online sales strategy it was too late.  In fact IBM and Compaq did not seem to notice when Dell decided to sell computers over the Internet. How could this be? Well people develop habits.  They have emotions.  They become blind to things that become familiar.  They have their own unique points of view.  These factors produce cultures and dynamics that paralyse efforts to do something new.  Including looking at small start up firms, like Dell, as a competitive threat and making a quick jump to new, innovative technology. 

Clearly freedoms must now, more than ever, be in place to allow employees to change strategies quickly and without scrutiny.  Doing more with less, in less time, is now a survival necessity for firms of all sizes.

  Failure as a Stepping Stone To Success