This is your growing
library of articles to help deepen your understanding of innovation. Articles
are categorized by the 8 dimensions of the Innovation
DNA to help you continue to understand the system of innovation.
Culture: the playing
field for innovation
Big Ten Innovation Killers
by Joyce Wycoff -- Harvard says 70% of all business initiatives fail
... this article offers you ten reasons why and ten ways to avoid being
part of this failure statistic.
World of Innovation
by Ruth Ann Hattori and Joyce Wycoff -- Find out how organizations
are building innovation into their DNA.
to Leader by Margaret Wheatley - "Innovation has always
been a primary challenge of leadership." In this article, she explains
how to get everyone involved.
Declaration of Innovation
by Joyce Wycoff Innovation requires understanding and commitment
across the organization. Perhaps what we need is a Declaration of Innovation
that engages every member of the organization.
Qualities of an Innovator
by Mitch Ditkoff Innovation begins with people and this
article outlines the qualities that lead to innovation. Ditkoff states,
"If you want to spark innovation, forget about slick formulas for
a minute and pay attention to what's happening on the inside. Because
that's where it starts." Read the full article to learn more about
how you can be more innovative.
Innovative Space Exploration:
Designing Your Optimal Creative Environment by Jonathan Vehar,
president of New & Improved. What type of space brings out
your creative nature? This article will help you identify your specific
preferences so you can create a better working space for yourself.
Babysteps II Jumpstarting
Innovation in Your Organization Here are dozens of ideas
you can do right now to stimulate innovation in your organization.
Challenge: the energy source
Driving Forces of Change
for the New Millennium by Robert B. Tucker, author of Managing
the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change for the Next Century
Customer Focus: the final judge of value
"Ask, Dont Sell"
Works for Internal Customers, Too by Deanna Berg
If youre trying to sell any idea or program to your boss or anyone
else in the organization, you need to be a salesperson. This article offers
you great advice.
Creativity: the mystery of the process
in the Forest: A Journey into Imagination by Michael Munn
Learning to exercise your imagination can be a powerful way to access
information that might not be normally available to you.
Cartoon Land: We're All Scott
Adams at Heart by Michael Munn, Ph.D. Here's a great
technique for mining informationfrom your imagination.
How to Not Kill the Next
Big Idea by Jonathan Vehar Its hard enough
to get great ideas
lets make sure we dont kill them
before theyve had their opportunity to sprout.
You a Creative Person? The answer may surprise you so check out
this article which might help you think about creativity in some new ways.
Communication: the life blood of the process
5-15 Reports: Communication for
Dispersed Organizations by Joyce Wycoff How do you
communicate effectively with people who are traveling or located in other
time zones? Heres a very simple technique that can make a huge difference.
Collaboration: the heart of innovation
with Collaboration Rooms by G. Lynne Snead and Joyce Wycoff
If you want people to collaborate, you need to give them an environment
that stimulates collaboration
which turns out to be very different
from the standard conference room.
Whats Your CQ* (Collaborative
Quotient)? by Lynne Snead Heres a quick assessment
of how collaborative your organization is.
Completion: finish well and celebrate
Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving
in the Workplace by Tim Hicks
Contemplation: the lever for future success
by Joyce Wycoff Confucius was a wise person but his formula
for learning (I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand)
needs some updating. If youre involved in adult education in any
form (and who isnt), you might want to check out this new way of
thinking about learning.
Learn and Earn
Can you imagine your organization paying you to read the "Velveteen
Rabbit?" This company does!