Unleashing Innovation

How Whirlpool Transformed an Industry

Author: Nancy Tennant Snyder,Deborah L. Duarte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470374411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1783

In publications such as BusinessWeek and Fast Company, the media have celebrated Whirlpool's transformation into a leading-edge innovator and Nancy Tennant Snyder's role as chief innovation officer. Ten years after this remarkable transformation, Unleashing Innovation tells the inside story of one of the most successful innovation turnarounds in American history. Nancy Tennant Snyder and coauthor Deborah L. Duarte reveal how Whirlpool undertook one of the largest change efforts in corporate history and show how innovation was embedded throughout the company, which ultimately lead to bottom-line results.

Managing Knowledge Workers

Unleashing Innovation and Productivity

Author: Amar D. Amar

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567204483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 850

With the emergence of a new, powerful breed of organization--the knowledge organization--comes a bold challenge to the management of people. Employees with special cutting-edge knowledge and the ability to transform it into marketable goods and services cannot be managed in the old way. Only new ways and updated and adapted ways can work. Amar provides an in-depth understanding of who these knowledge workers are, and how to select, adapt, and develop new concepts, principles, strategies, and techniques to manage them effectively. With practical, ready-to-use assessment tools and instruments to redesign obsolescent management practices, this is an essential resource.

Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe

People, Places and Policies

Author: Andrea Renda,Felice Simonelli,Totti Könnölä,José Manuel Leceta

Publisher: Centre for European Policy Studies

ISBN: 9789461384850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 3466

Innovation and entrepreneurship are key pillars of economic growth and well-being. They may also serve as a crucial driver of Europe's future economic (and possibly political) recovery. Around the world, innovation and entrepreneurship are evoked as major avenues for economic growth and competitiveness, while recent debates aim at reconciling sustainability and governance. Over the past two decades, however, Europe has performed rather poorly, on average, in both dimensions. On one hand, many political leaders have denounced the existence of an "innovation emergency" in Europe. At the same time, commentators have observed Europe's inability to create a suitable environment in which entrepreneurship can flourish. In the autumn of 2015, CEPS formed a Task Force of experts and stakeholders to examine key aspects of the debate on how to boost these two dimensions in Europe. Their report takes a dynamic, forward-looking view of EU policy, encompassing technological development, new business models, the expected changes in the labor market, and the evolving role of public and private players as platforms and actors of innovation.

Unleashing Creativity and Innovation

Nine Lessons from Nature for Enterprise Growth and Career Success

Author: Madan Birla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111879477X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 7141

Creativity and innovation are the keys to both organizational growth and successful careers. People understand this, but they do not know how to unleash their natural creative potential. Drawing upon his twenty-two years of first-hand experience helping FedEx grow into a global icon and the last ten years consulting around the world, Madan Birla provides proven and practical answers. Readers will learn How to build a reputation as a creative thinker and become management’s go-to person for innovative business solutions Four steps for unleashing their creative potential and generating creative ideas Four communication skills to gain acceptance of your ideas Two words that guarantee promotions How to minimize internal and external negative influences that obstruct creative energy flow How to stop self-censoring and how to confidently express their ideas How to trust that all the resources for germinating creative ideas are within them

Unleashing India's Innovation

Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Author: Mark Dutz

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821371985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2252

India's recent growth rate has been impressive, with real GDP rising by over 8 percent a yearsince 2004. The country is also becoming a top global innovator for high-tech products andservices. Still, India is underperforming relative to its innovation potential. Even a dynamicyoung population--more than half of whom are under 25 years of age--is constrained when skillstraining and higher education are insufficient. To sustain competitiveness, economic growth, andrising living standards over the long term, India needs to aggressively harness its innovation potential. The term innovation is broadly defined in this book to include both the creation andcommercialization of new knowledge and the diffusion and absorption of existing knowledge in newcontexts. A unique feature is the book's focus on inclusive innovation, that is, knowledge creationand absorption activities most relevant to the needs of the poor. Concrete recommendations aremade for increasing productivity and welfare through the disciplining role of competition, includingtraining and education, information infrastructure, and public and private finance as supportmechanisms for broad-based innovation. 'Unleashing India's Innovation: Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Growth' provides nationaland local policy makers, private sector enterprises, academic and research institutions, international organizations, and civil society with a better understanding of the power of innovation to fuel economic growth and poverty reduction.

The Way of Innovation

Master the Five Elements of Change to Reinvent Your Products, Services, and Organization

Author: Kaihan Krippendorff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440514488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9108

Inside The Way of Innovation, corporate strategist Kaihan Krippendorff explains how you can adapt and thrive by recognizing, understanding, and utilizing the ancient Asian approach to innovation. He illustrates how companies like Microsoft and Nokia use this powerful wisdom, and how you too can pass through the five stages of innovation: Metal (Admit you are stuck) Water (Conceive new winning options) Wood (Assemble your resources) Fire (Break out your innovation) Earth (Make it sustainable) With this book, you have the ancient strategies you need to lead the way to a more productive - and profitable - future.

Measuring Innovation A New Perspective

A New Perspective

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264059474

Category:

Page: 128

View: 5855

Measuring Innovation is a major step towards evidence-based innovation policy making. It complements traditional “positioning”-type indicators with ones that show how innovation is, or could be, linked to policy.

Making the future work

unleashing our powers of innovation for the decades ahead

Author: John Diebold

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

View: 3914

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264123261

Category:

Page: 208

View: 5600

The tenth edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard builds on 50 years of indicators development, looking at major trends in knowledge and innovation in the global economy.

Highlights of the International Transport Forum 2010 Transport and Innovation: Unleashing the Potential

Transport and Innovation: Unleashing the Potential

Author: International Transport Forum

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282102882

Category:

Page: 88

View: 6059

This publication condenses the main findings of expert panels and round tables of the International Transport Forum 2010: Transport and Innovation: Unleashing the Potential which took a close look at the role of innovation in shaping transport systems of the future.

Dialectic of Sedimentation and Innovation

Paul Ricœur on Creativity After the Subject

Author: Mabiala Justin-Robert Kenzo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105678

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 5302

One of the most important developments in the episteme of our time is the recognition that all being and all knowing are socially conditioned. This recognition raises the question of subjective creativity: Is creativity or innovation possible? What is the locus of creativity? Is it the subject or the structure of the structures of being of which the subject is part? Any notion of creativity that takes seriously the condition of being is therefore bound to deal with the perennial issue of freedom and determinism. Dialectic of Sedimentation and Innovation examines the contribution of Paul Ricoeur to this question for the purpose of theological consumption. Ricoeur’s philosophical reconstruction of the subject as self creates a space midway between the modern self-positing subject and the postmodern deconstructed subject where reason rules but does not tyrannize. It is from this space that he proposes a view of humanity that argues that to be human is to be homo voluntas, homo lingua, and homo capax. Dialectic of Sedimentation and Innovation seeks to theologically appropriate these notions for Africa’s quest for a new creative identity.

Die unsichtbare Faust des Marktes

betriebliche Kontrolle und Koordination im Finanzmarktkapitalismus

Author: Ulrich Brinkmann

Publisher: edition sigma

ISBN: 3836035766

Category: Business planning

Page: 274

View: 1801

Look at More

A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth, and Change

Author: Andy Stefanovich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118019610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3729

Praise for Look At More "Andy Stefanovich is a masterful storyteller and a true 'curator of inspiration.' Look At More gives you a dose of Andy's adrenaline and creative can-do spirit, and it provides you with a powerful how-to guide for inspiring workplace innovation that lasts."—Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer, GE "Andy Stefanovich has always exhorted his clients to 'look at more stuff, think about it harder.' With this inspired and inspiring book, he shares dozens upon dozens of ways to put that principle to work. Look At More offers a way to real business transformation." —Daniel H. Pink, author, A Whole New Mind and Drive "Andy offers the reader a unique insight into what it really takes to create innovation within the structure of a corporate environment today. Andy doesn't think outside the box. He blows it up and starts again, helping large corporations think and behave like start-ups." —Duncan Wardle, vice president, Creative Inc., Disney Company "Andy Stefanovich delivers a host of innovative approaches to transform you and your business. The addictive narrative, while informative and actionable, is as creative as he wants us all to be."—Ivy Ross, executive vice president, marketing, Gap Brand at Gap Inc. "Look At More gives business leaders a practical and comprehensive framework to build, maintain, and most importantly inspire innovation not only at work but in all parts of life."—Stew Friedman, Wharton professor and author, Total Leadership

The Infinite Resource

The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

Author: Ramez Naam

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 161168255X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 8592

Looks at the greatest challenges facing humankind today, presents sobering facts and figures, and provides a plan to solve these problems collectively.

Unleashing the Innovators

How Mature Companies Find New Life with Startups

Author: Jim Stengel,Tom Post

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0451497244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 842

Today's established companies must find new ways to reignite their entrepreneurial DNA and jumpstart revenues--or risk losing their way. By working with startup companies, Jim Stengel, renowned consultant to Fortune 500 companies and the former global marketing officer for Procter & Gamble, says that legacy companies can renew themselves: by acquiring new technology and creating new business lines; relearning the need for speed; sparking innovation; and learning from failures. At P&G, Stengel saw the importance of establishing partnerships with the startup world in order to learn how to better innovate. Relying on extensive interviews with innovation leaders at enterprise companies and startups, Stengel’s Unleashing the Innovators takes readers inside such storied companies as GE and Wells Fargo, IBM and Target, Motorola Solutions and Toyota to see what they are learning from their alliances with entrepreneurs. Stengel also explores how even 20- and 30-year-old "startups" like Amazon, Google, and Facebook can reinvent themselves--and what managers at legacy companies everywhere can learn from them. Drawing on a specially commissioned global study of over 200 established corporations and startups, conducted by research consultancy OgilvyRED, Stengel found that companies with successful startup partnerships are three times more likely to change their culture to be more innovative. Filled with indepth stories from the front lines of today’s most forward-looking companies, Unleashing the Innovators shows how companies of all sizes can better navigate today’s changing landscape, accelerate innovation, increase revenues, and improve their customer relationships.

Dominant Divisions of Labor: Models of Production That Have Transformed the World of Work

Author: T. Janoski,D. Lepadatu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137370238

Category: Social Science

Page: 91

View: 4306

The past century of labor was definitively captured by theories like Fordism and Taylorism, or scientific managment, but how do we make sense of global production today? This short book takes a panoramic view of the candidates for the most succinct theory of the 21st century division of labor, including post-Fordism, flexible accumulation, McDonaldization, Waltonism, Nikeification, Gatesism and Siliconism, shareholder value, and lean production and Toyotism. Authors Thomas Janoski and Darina Lepadatu argue that lean production in a somewhat expanded version presents three variations: Toyotism (the strongest form), Nikeification (a moderate form with off-shored plants lacking teamwork) and Waltonism (the merchandising form that presses for off-shoring). While all three share strong elements of "just in time" (JIT) production and supply chain management, they differ in how teamwork and long-term philosophies are valued. This critical review of dominant established theories serves to inform subsequent research on the contemporary international division of labor.

State of the World 2000

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916395

Category: Nature

Page: 268

View: 3733

State of the World 2000 shines a sharp light on the great challenge our civilization faces: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth's ecosystems. If we cannot build an environmentally sustainable global economy, then we have no future that anyone would desire.

Fail Better

Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner

Author: Anjali Sastry,Kara Penn

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422193454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3552

If you’re aiming to innovate, failure along the way is a given. But can you fail better? Whether you’re rolling out a new product from a city-view office or rolling up your sleeves to deliver a social service in the field, learning why and how to embrace failure can help you do better, faster. Smart leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents design their innovation projects with a key idea in mind: ensure that every failure is maximally useful. In Fail Better, Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn show how to create the conditions, culture, and habits to systematically, ruthlessly, and quickly figure out what works, in three steps: 1. Launch every innovation project with the right groundwork 2. Build and refine ideas and products through iterative action 3. Identify and embed the learning Fail Better teaches you how to design your efforts to test the boundaries of your thinking, explore crucial interdependencies, and find the factors that can shift results from just acceptable to groundbreaking—or even world-changing. Practical instructions intertwined with compelling real-world examples show you how to: • Make predictions and map system relationships ahead of time so you can better assess results • Establish how much failure you can afford • Prioritize project activities for disconfirmation and iteration • Learn from every action step by collecting and examining the right data • Support efficient, productive habits to link action and reflection • Distill, share, and embed the lessons from every success and failure You may be a Fortune 500 manager, scrappy start-up innovator, social impact visionary, or simply leading your own small project. If you aim to break through without breaking the bank—or ruining your reputation—this book is for you.

Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities

Author: Margaret Barnes,Jennifer Rowe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581551

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 556

A fresh new e-book edition, focusing on the importance of collaboration between healthcare professionals and the community. The second e-book edition of Child, Youth and Family Health builds its focus on the importance of a collaborative partnership between healthcare professionals and members of the community. This approach is vital in supporting, maintaining and strengthening individual and community health across a range of contexts and life stages. Child, Youth and Family Health 2e e-book begins by discussing issues and challenges in child, youth and family health, before addressing contexts for nursing and midwifery, all of which helps readers apply theory to practice. This community healthcare textbook offers additional insight into the importance of the healthcare professional’s role when working with children, young people and their families, and looks at practical approaches such as program development, supporting family transitions and mental health promotion. There are three new chapters: ‘Communication with children, young people and families – a family strengths-based approach’, ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’ and 'Health promotion through early childhood' along with a range of clinical scenarios, research highlights, practice highlights and critical questions and reflections. Written by authors who are nurses, midwives, early childhood educators and academics, along with a respected team of contributors and editors, Child, Youth and Family Health 2e provides an engaging perspective on the fundamental challenges and issues affecting the health and wellness of infants, children, young people and their families in Australia and New Zealand. Clinical Scenarios integrated throughout to provide context for practice. Research highlights provide examples of the most recent research and evidence based practice. Practice highlights feature up-to-date examples of best practice, policies and procedures in Australia and New Zealand. Key Points summarise the main issues in each chapter. Critical questions and reflection feature at the end of each chapter as a tool for tutorials. Useful Resources provide weblinks for up-to-date data, statistics, organisations and programs. Extensive references provide for further reading and research. Chapter 5 ‘Communication with children, young people and families’ completely revised with a ‘family strengths’ approach. New Chapter 8 'Health promotion through early childhood'. New Chapter 9 ‘Acute illness: Care for the child and their family’. Completely revised and updated with current statistics and data. Inclusion of contemporary public health policy. Inclusion of contemporary legislative and regulatory frameworks for health professionals.