Managing Innovative Thinking + Design

Friday, January 06, 2006

Innovative thinking

Innovative Thinking

[PDF] Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas

[PDF] If today’s technology is yesterday’s magic, what innovative and ...

Sample outlines, including mind maps for Visual Thinking, Systems Thinking, and Creative Thinking

Faced with the ongoing challenge of growing your business and maintaining its role as an industry leader, at least a few of your in-house visionaries and business leaders are committed to exploring ways of making innovation a day-to-day reality. Clearly, there is no magic pill for accomplishing this noble goal. Advocating it is one thing. Making it happen is quite another. Long-standing ways will need to be challenged — as will collective assumptions, mindsets, silos and outdated ways of doing business. Clearly, the bar will need to be raised for trust, communication, teamwork, experimentation and the willingness to learn from mistakes. People will need to enter into new kinds of dialogues and debates. But it can happen. Indeed, it must happen — that is, if you are serious about closing the gap between rhetoric and reality. And Idea Champions can help.

"The sum total of values, norms, assumptions, beliefs and ways of living built up by a group of people and transmitted from one generation to another."

"The adoption of a new practice, process, or paradigm by a community — not just a new product or service.
"Adapting, adjusting, or altering that which already exists for the purpose of adding value."

Creativity: "To cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or would not exist via ordinary processes. Resulting from originality of thought."

Qualities of an Innovator (cards)
Culture of Innovation
Culture of Innovation whitepaper
Banking on Innovation Business Case
Breakthrough Thinking
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