Today I attended a ‘Guru Talk on Innovation’ and the Guru was Robert B. Tucker. Well, I reserved my comment of the guru thing.
According to the ‘Guru’
Lightning might strike but you need to work at being innovative and a certain framework and processes need to be in place for it to happen. You could guess that the Guru came with his trademarked framework. No, I have no complaint on that but if we were to be honest with ourselves it is quiet common and the bottomline is to do it. Lets walk the innovation talk.
According to materials provided the best practices for innovation
- Making innovation a systematic process
- Implementation idea management system
- Collaboration with stakeholders
- Creating metrics and measures
- Involving everyone in the organization
Robert shared with us what he thinks as the required innovation skills.
- Embracing opportunities
- Be a good collaborator, leaders in Collaboration
- Assault your assumptions - Become aware of your own assumptions, Ask five ‘why’ questions, Ask for a 3rd option, Look for solutions outside your industry, Invite yourself to think bigger
- Passion for the stakeholders
- Think ahead of the curve and the tools are Technological, Demographic, Social, Economics, Environmental, Regulatory
- Look for patterns of change
- Audit your information diet
- Do ‘ deep dives’ on emerging issues
- Improve your networking skills
- Host ‘all things considered’ meetings
- Fortify your idea factory
- Harvest for ideas
- Identify what gets your creative juices flowing