If the culture cannot change then the business cannot change

Gapingvoid gets it right again

Originally published in August 2015, revised in January 2018 I received many comments and tweets about the previous post. Thank you for ideas and comments Some agreed that innovation is the result of culture. Some said that culture is not only created by management, but also by staff. For instance, the admin pool in a… Continue reading If the culture cannot change then the business cannot change

Innovation as cultural as opposed to innovation as a technique or function

Originally published in August 2015, revised in January 2018 Reflecting on the correspondence I have received after my previous post and recent training sessions with manufacturers, I have come to realise that people are looking for tools and tricks to encourage innovation in their workplaces. Sometimes it is actually not even about innovation, but about making… Continue reading Innovation as cultural as opposed to innovation as a technique or function

Instigating innovation: Where to start

Originally published in 2015, revised in February 2018 I am currently focused on strengthening the manufacturing sector. I am speaking more and more at meetings and events, in boardrooms and to post-graduate students about innovation. In this increasingly engineering-minded world people frequently ask me for tips on how to get innovation going. Some of the… Continue reading Instigating innovation: Where to start

New series: Instigating Innovation

I have been developing a new capacity building method and training approach that brings together my work in innovation systems promotion  and my work on improving technology and innovation management. I call it “Instigating Innovation”. I chose “instigating” because it has a more positive ring to it than provocation or incitement. While it is a… Continue reading New series: Instigating Innovation

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