A Disciplined Approach to Breakthrough Innovation
Some simple but structured innovation dollars redefine your company’s opportunities.
Analogies Are the Way of Breakthrough Innovation
Innovation experts as a whole seem to be missing the power of TRIZ or have overlooked it, perhaps because it remains a method primarily used by the technical community. Yet the alignment is clear: a system of analogies rules the efficacy of innovation.
Begin a Systematic Innovation Practice – Step Four
Successful businesses grow through in-house innovations; the challenge is deciding what to innovate. Companies must learn to identify opportunities for dramatic growth through disruptive innovations.
Begin a Systematic Innovation Practice – Step Two
For a corporation to institutionalize innovation to sustain profitable growth, a corporate commitment must be made to achieve continual growth in terms of revenue, profit margin, job opportunities and employee development.
Breakthrough Innovation Podcast
Listen to this ODEO-offered 15-minute audio file discussing how breakthrough innovation, more than any other innovation strategy, will improve the overall customer experience.
Developing the Impetus to Change a Company’s Culture
A typical staff member of a business goes to work each day and does the best he can with what he has. But the impetus needed to move an entire organization is monumental and all efforts must be focused to achieve these aims across an entire company
Innovate: Redefine the Known and Develop the Unorthodox
Systematic product innovation identifies, analyzes and solves problems. It is contradictory as the process from idea generation to problem solution often remains the most unorganized task compared to others in product development.
Innovation and Six Sigma Need Not Be Exclusive
Six Sigma’s systematic approach may be seen as a threat to creativity. Is it worth generating innovative ideas, assuming the costs and time of the many attempts required?
Innovation Cycles: Open and Closed
One innovation sparks the creation of a family of derivative products and services. Certain innovations may generate entire industries and sometime even a revolution.
Innovation Epicycles – The Needed Layers of Innovation
The prevalent theory is that innovation is an innate ability that cannot be learned and is a scare and finite resource. Contrast that to a view that being innovative can be taught and each person’s innovative capability can be systematically enhanced.
Innovation Strategy: Finding a Dogma-free View
By taking time to identify dogmas (or biases) and dominant logic, companies can bust the behaviors that limit their views of opportunities.
Innovation Strategy: Overcome Dogma-imposed Constraints
The strategy formulation process is as varied and diverse as the organizations that apply it. Several basic tenets, however, cut commonly across the more effective approaches.
Non-intended Product Use for New Product Development
Making a product fulfil intended purposes and functions will guarantee success â€“ or so one would think. But consumers do not always use the product for the purpose for which it was intended.
Perturbation Theory and Working Backward From Ideality
Take a solution to a more readily solvable problem and adding several smaller terms to it that approximate the unknown, more difficult parts of the current problem. The solution looks like a series of mathematical functions, all added together.
Six Keys to Building New Markets by Unleashing Disruptive Innovation
Breakthrough innovations require effort and commitment from companies. These six keys set the groundwork for achieving those disruptions.
Take a Rigorous – and Analogical – Approach to Innovation
Almost all current methods of innovation, whether strategic or tactical in nature, are person-centric, relying on the mental powers of the individual and provide no help in converging on the solution needed for business or technical breakthroughs.
Technology-Driven Innovation – Not Just for the High-Tech
Society would not be what it is today without the progressive development of science and technology; their manifestations in the abundance of material wealth constitutes about two-thirds of U.S. economic activity.
The Case for Structured Innovation
Structured, systematized productivity can be classified as the first true wave of innovation. Today we experience world-class techniques in automation, vision systems, robotics and other technologies that reduce the art of production to a science.
The Fantastic Four in Business
A comprehensive list of the kinds of people and perspectives needed to run any business. Instead of Mr. Fantastic, Torch, Thing and the Invisible Woman, what an organization needs are: optimizers, firefighters, forecasters and creators.
Unnatural Acts: Building the Mature Firm’s Capability for Breakthrough Innovation
Chapter 15 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2000 Yearbook lists specific tactics for helping a company develop means of breakthrough innovation.
VOC Advances: Complementary Innovation for Growth
After years of what can only be characterized as brand extensions, new consumer services are serving ever-smaller niche markets and fighting for marketplace space. In short, traditional innovation in many industries has hit diminishing returns.
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