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The Executive Guide To Innovation

Author : Jane Keathley
ISBN : 9780873898607
Genre : Business & Economics
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Is your organization's level of innovation where you think it should be today? Now is the time to shape your future through innovation management. This book provides a wealth of information, tools, techniques, models, approaches, and methodologies that are all specifically designed for excellence in innovation, solution generation, and execution. Within these pages you will find innovation concepts, methods, and case studies that build upon the quality body of knowledge to drive innovation. The successful application of these concepts will help you to be successful in the years to come. In addition to the hands-on material presented, the book also provides advice and counsel on how to align a growth-based strategy with all functions of the organization, how to create a culture for ideas and growth, how to acquire and retain the right mix of resources, and how to sustain what you’ve built over time. Innovation is quality for tomorrow. Use The Executive Guide to Innovation to conquer new challenges and seize new opportunities as you move into your future!

Innovation Never Stops

Author : Peter Merrill
ISBN : 9780873899123
Genre : Business & Economics
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The world of innovation is exciting. Welcome to the future, and be aware of the big lesson of this book, which is now its main title: innovation never stops. Innovation is going through the “growing up” phases that quality went through 20 years ago, although, not surprisingly, it is growing up much faster. Quality left behind the myth that quality was the job of the quality department and became quality management. Innovation is leaving behind the myth that innovation is solely the job of R&D and is now discussed in terms of innovation management. This second edition includes: - New material on the forces of change as the prime driver of innovation - Discussion of the relationship of innovation and quality - Explanation of the need for innovation management and a management system approach to innovation - Additional material on creativity and idea creation, or “ideation” - New material on management of risk as it is tied to the metrics of innovation

The Strategic Knowledge Management Handbook

Author : Arun Hariharan
ISBN : 9780873899147
Genre : Business & Economics
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The primary purpose of this book is to enable you to implement a strategic KM program in your business and derive business results from it. The contents of this book are relevant to any business—manufacturing or service, and also in education, not-for-profit, government, and other types of organizations. This book is written for business leaders and executives. It is particularly addressed to CEOs and senior management to help them understand how they can use KM as a strategy to achieve their business objectives. For KM professionals, the objective of this book is to help them to implement KM with real business results. While this book talks about various concepts related to KM, everything contained in the book is based on first-hand experience of helping the implementation of these concepts at several companies with significant business results, including some Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) award winners. The book largely tells its story through real examples.

Continuous Permanent Improvement

Author : Arun Hariharan
ISBN : 9780873898867
Genre : Business & Economics
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Forewords by Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. and Dr. K.K. Nohria Continuous permanent improvement (CPI) is not a new ism. The purpose of this book is not to expound any new theory or tools, but to share experiences in implementing existing methods with a bias toward business results. In fact, one of the important lessons we have learned is that most existing models or methods, if adhered to in the right spirit, will give results. This book is a distillation of experiences and lessons learned from successes and mistakes in nearly three decades of experience, mostly working with business processes, systematic thinking, customer focus, quality, and performance measurements—in a variety of companies and industries as diverse as financial services, telecom, manufacturing, conglomerate, and management consulting. Not being about any specific companies or industries, the contents of this book can be applied in any industry—service or manufacturing or government or education or nonprofit. The target audience of this book is business, functional, and quality leaders. Business schools and students may also use it as a text or reference book for courses on business excellence or quality. It is intended to share the experience and results of organizations that have derived substantial and sustained business results by focusing on continuous permanent improvement. Its aim is to strengthen the belief of the reader in the strategic importance of CPI, because the stronger your belief, the bigger and more sustained will be your results. The book also covers challenges related to mind-sets and other change management aspects that leaders typically will need to grapple with. Some of the very effective improvement methods and tools are explained in simple language with real examples, with senior business leaders in mind.

Innovation As Usual

Author : Paddy Miller
ISBN : 9781422144213
Genre : Business & Economics
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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-Wedellsborg suggest a better approach. They recommend that leaders at all levels become “innovation architects,” creating an ecosystem in which people engage in key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work. In short, this book is about getting to a state of “innovation as usual,” where regular employees—in jobs like finance, marketing, sales, or operations—make innovation happen in a way that’s both systemic and sustainable. Instead of organizing brainstorming sessions, idea jams, and off-sites that rarely result in success, leaders should guide their people in what the authors call the “5 + 1 keystone behaviors” of innovation: focus, connect, tweak, select, stealthstorm, (and the + 1) persist: • Focus beats freedom: Direct people to look only for ideas that matter to the business • Insight comes from the outside: Urge people to connect to new worlds • First ideas are flawed: Challenge people to tweak and reframe their initial ideas • Most ideas are bad ideas: Guide people to select the best ideas and discard the rest • Stealthstorming rules: Help people navigate the politics of innovation • Creativity is a choice: Motivate everyone to persist in the five keystone behaviors Using examples from a wide range of companies such as Pfizer, Index Ventures, Lonza, Go Travel, Prehype, DSM, and others, Innovation as Usual lights the way toward embedding creativity in the DNA of the workplace. So cancel that off-site. Instead, read Innovation as Usual—and put innovation at the core of your business.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Author : Steven Johnson
ISBN : 9781101444207
Genre : Business & Economics
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Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality.

The Innovation Algorithm

Author : Genrich Altshuller
ISBN : 0964074044
Genre : Business & Economics
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Genrich Altshuller's The Innovation Algorithm is a milestone in the development of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). It is the result of more than 20 years of research and analysis. Here, Altshuller details ARIZ, TRIZ's problem solving algorythm that can produce innovation and creativity of the highest order. Saturated with profound thoughts, insights, and convincing examples, this book is regarded by many as Altshuller's magnum opus, his handbook for a creative and technological revolution. - Back cover.

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