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Innovation Culture

Bringing ideas to reality, systematically and systemically 

Learning outcome
  1. Demystifying creativity, innovation, invention, R&D, patents and whole realm of ideas 

  2. Practices of world's most innovative companies

  3. Habits of the highly creative types

  4. Managing creativity for self and the team 

  5. How managers foster a culture of innovation

Innovation Culture Model
Impact Cases

Innovation beyond Jugaad

India: An Innovation Powerhouse

Innovation Evangelism at Wipro

On Innovation Culture at 3M

An Idea Value Chain

TEDx on Creativity 

An idea can spread like an epidemic, provided it is made sticky, is set in the right context, and has the appropriate profile of people rallying around it, which Malcolm calls 'Mavens, Connectors and Salesmen'. Read more
The ability to navigate the politics with deftness is what distinguishes an innovator from an engineer.
Remember that innovation is a political process. It's not the best idea that wins, rather it's the most acceptable idea that does. And it's your job to make the idea acceptable. Read more
The most enduring skill in the world is ‘Problem Solving’. It remained relevant in the dark ages and keeps us busy in the computer age and would be of bearing in the inter-galactic space age. While the tools of problem solving might augment our skills, but the core skill would be lasting.  Read more
Whether it's giving time for employees to work on their own or encouraging internal competition, companies that are at the forefront of innovation are doing things differently. Here are a few practices you can adopt. Read more
A genuine sense of creativity requires you to put yourself in another person’s shoes, and look for solutions. You ought to be sensitive towards what other feel (read a deep heart), but not too sensitive about what other feel about you (read a thick skin). Read more
Slacking may seem like an unusual way to boost productivity and creativity, but several companies have experimented with backing employees’ risky ideas and have gained. Read more
The four most prominent explanations of why group brainstorming session are often wasteful are: idea blocking, evaluation apprehension, groupthink, and freeriding behaviour. Read more
Creativity, which is the act of generating ideas that are novel and useful, is of growing importance, and yet it is mostly considered as the preserve of experts and specialists and that most common people must settle for mere improvisation or common sense. Read more
The author dwells on the features, advantages and benefits that separate a great product from one not-so-good. Sometimes a surfeit of features can be a turn-off; instead, the focus should be on ease-of-use, relevance and benefits. Read more
It must also be stressed that thorny problems can’t be solved by solitary genius and that teams need to work repeatedly to develop a rhythm of problem-solving, especially in stressful situations. Read more
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