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Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life

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Turn team members into innovators

Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to “Brainstorm Island”: an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual.

Innovation experts Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsbor
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Harvard Business Review Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jesper Balslev
Har jeg ledt efter længe. Overskuelig, praktisk, brugbar og begrundet i forskning og relevante cases. Adresserer alle de mest almindelige problemer indenfor innovation. Burde være pligtlæsning for alle ledere.
Lars K Jensen
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: management
No doubt the best management book I've ever read. Although some of the examples, like Pfizer, are out of my league, the authors manage to draw out the essence which makes it both easier to understand and to implement.

This book doesn't try to sell you some new, wonderful magic drug - it's a compilation of what smart people have written, done and learned, served on a paper platter for you to read, before you - hopefully - change your organisation for the better.

Stop reading silly management litera
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ChevalierBayard
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A la lecture des livres de management, j'ai souvent l'impression de lire Captain Obvious. Ce n'est pas le cas ici. En décrivant le rôle de "l'Innovation Architect", le livre présente des méthodes simples à mettre en place pour faire de l'innovation une constante de l'activité. Avec des exemple bien choisis et plusieurs liens au delà du livre, Innovation as Usual nous arme contre le "syndrome du lundi". Ne reste "plus" qu"à tester l'application en live. Je vais m'y atteler !
Sadie-jane (sj) Nunis
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Creating a Sustainable Innovative Culture at Work

COMPANIES are always harping about the need to be innovative and how their teams need to be creative at all times. Many send their employees for training courses whereby some work while most others do not. Sustaining this innovative culture is another story altogether.

The authors attempt to provide companies with a better approach to innovation. What results is a book that does not merely focus on the importance of innovation but suggests that it
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Ricardo Vargas
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Great book about how incorporate innovation into you day by day work and also how to stimulate innovation as an "architect of innovation". With a 5+1 model, Paddy Miller explains that innovation is allowed by keeping focus, connect ideas, Tweak and challenging of initial ideas, select the best ideas, steal storm past the politics of innovation and persist! Very simple and direct ready. Excellent book.

Grande livro sobre como incorporar inovação dentro do seu trabalho no dia a dia e como estimula
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Lars
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: management
No doubt the best management book I've ever read. Although some of the examples, like Pfizer, are out of my league, the authors manage to draw out the essence which makes it both easier to understand and to implement.

This book doesn't try to sell you some new, wonderful magic drug - it's a compilation of what smart people have written, done and learned, served on a paper platter for you to read, before you - hopefully - change your organisation for the better.

Stop reading silly management litera
...more
Martin Hernandez
n-ésimo libro que trata de descubrir el hilo negro para convertir en innovadora una organización... y no me convence. Contiene un puñado de consejos útiles, pero la implementación del modelo de innovación que proponen me suena insuficiente y muy dependiente de los buenos deseos de los integrantes de la empresa que quiere innovar.
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Innovation = Creating results by doing new things
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"Real innovation doesn’t happen on the two-day retreat. It happens on the remaining 363 days." That's what this book is all about. Making innovate as daily routine. Monday Morning Problem is what also an intresting concept this books shares! Must read for all, as innovation is what make business survive. #BookRead
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“Creative people in particular traditionally have strained relations with systems, structures, standards, and other perceived constraints on their creative freedom. Nowhere is this clearer than in big organizations where people often complain that “the systems” kill creativity, longingly thinking back to the halcyon days when the company was young and less bureaucratic. Going back to the unstructured start-up days is not an option, however. Established companies require a different kind of innovation: they need a culture in which creativity is part of the corporate ecosystem. The key to building a creative culture is not to declare war on systems, processes, and policies, but to embrace and redesign them so they support and actively enhance innovative behavior. Managers, in other words, have to fight systems with systems, creating an architecture of innovation in their teams and departments. The primary aim is to help people behave more like innovators.” 0 likes
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