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: 3966

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: 2420

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: 2669

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: 9833

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

Digital Disruption

Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation

Author: James McQuivey

Publisher: Amazon.Com Publishing

ISBN: 9781477800126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 8232

The barriers to entry in your market just vanished. Unexpected competitors are swarming in. Are you ready? You always knew digital was going to change things, but you didn't realize how close to home it would hit. In every industry, digital competitors are taking advantage of new platforms, tools, and relationships to undercut competitors, get closer to customers, and disrupt the usual ways of doing business. The only way to compete is to evolve. James McQuivey of Forrester Research has been teaching people how to do this for over a decade. He's gone into the biggest companies, even in traditional industries like insurance and consumer packaged goods, and changed the way they think about innovation. Now he's sharing his approach with you. McQuivey will show you how Dr. Hugh Reinhoff of Ferrokin BioSciences disrupted the pharmaceutical industry, streamlining connections with doctors and regulators to bring molecules to market far faster--and then sold out for $100 million. How Charles Teague and his team of four people created Lose It!, a weight loss application that millions have adopted, achieving rapid success and undermining titans like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig in the process. Regardless of your background and industry, you can learn how to be a digital disruptor too. First, adopt the right mindset: Take risks, invest as cheaply as possible, and build on existing platforms to find the fastest path to solving a customer's problem. Second, seek the "adjacent possible"--the space just next to yours where new technology creates opportunity. That's how Benjamin Rubin and Paolo DePetrillo of Zeo created a $100 sleep monitor that does much of what you'd get from a $3,000 sleep lab visit. Finally, disrupt yourself. Use these tools to make parts of your business obsolete before your competitors do. That's what Tim FitzRandolph did at Disney, creating a game that shot to the top of the app store charts. With the tools in this book you can assess your readiness, learn the disruptive mindset, and innovate rapidly, starting right within your own business.

Unleashing India's Innovation

Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Author: Mark Dutz

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821371985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4419

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 Innovative Team

Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results

Author: Chris Grivas,Gerard Puccio

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118150848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9149

New tools for tapping the creativity of teams and achieving breakthrough results The Innovative Team is an engaging business fable that reveals the impact our underlying work style preferences have on our teams and their results. The authors present a breakthrough thinking process for developing successful teams. They introduce a uniquely effective set of tools built on FourSight, a measure of problem-solving preferences field-tested by top consultants, which can help anyone from professionals to novices solve problems and achieve performance breakthroughs. FourSight enables teams to understand their patterns of thinking and manage themselves more deliberately toward accomplishing a goal. Written as a business fable that recounts the story of a team's journey from dysfunctional to high functioning Outlines a new and effective set of tools for enhanced team performance Details the four stages of a dynamic breakthrough thinking process The Innovative Team offers a great resource for management and leadership development professionals, team leaders, and anyone interested in kick-starting innovation in their workplaces and lives.

The Multicultural Mind

Unleashing the Hidden Force for Innovation in Your Organization

Author: David Thomas

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626561028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4031

Globalization has created a superheated competitive business environment that demands innovation to stay ahead. But it's also created a hidden source of innovation right in your midst: the people in your organization who have deep experience in more than one culture—multiculturals. Having to integrate different cultural frameworks has enabled them to develop abilities that can contribute powerfully to building innovative organizations. David Thomas makes a compelling business case for recognizing and cultivating a new dimension of diversity—the diversity within individuals! He looks at how to establish the organizational conditions under which multiculturals can flourish and shows how even the most monocultural among us can gain the advantages of a multicultural mind.

Edupreneur

Unleashing Teacher Led Innovation in Schools

Author: Aaron Tait,Dave Faulkner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730329240

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 1477

Creative Confidence

Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Author: Tom Kelley,David Kelley

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385349378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5739

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

Agents of Change

Unleashing the Innovation of Real-Life Superheroes

Author: Mike Thomas, PhD

Publisher: Tiger Publishing

ISBN: 9780692519219

Category:

Page: 188

View: 5958

We all have a superhero within us... waiting to be unleashed. Both at work and at home, our lives are growing more and more hectic, and it can be hard to survive, much less, thrive at the pace of progress. Technology has brought new and better ways to create, to communicate, and to collaborate, but has also filled our time with clutter, craziness, and chaos. There is more potential than ever to fill our careers and our lives with magical experiences, but we seldom make enough time or space to realize that potential. Agents of CHANGE is a collection of snackable stories, examples, and fables that provide ideas and insights for creating a super powered innovation program, organizational culture, and purposeful life. While our lives are surrounded by kryptonite that can keep us from finding and fulfilling our purpose, this book will help you to unleash your inner superhero and to become an Agent of Change.

Unleashing India's Innovation

Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Author: Mark Dutz

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821371985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6325

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.

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: 4179

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 the Innovators

How Mature Companies Find New Life with Startups

Author: Jim Stengel,Tom Post

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0451497236

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 288

View: 7157

Former global marketing officer for Procter and Gamble and business consultant Jim Stengel saw firsthand the importance of establishing partnerships and learning key insights from the startup world. In an eye-opening book, he looks at such established companies as GE and Western Union, Wells Fargo and IBN, Target and Motorola Solutions, Toyota and Bayer to see what they are learning from their alliances with entrpreneurs and startups--as well as the potential pitfalls and course corrections when a partnership goes awry. Jim closes by looking at how 10, 20, and 30-year-old "startups" like Microsoft, Google, and Apple are reinventing themselves--and what that bodes for legacy companies everywhere.

Strategic Innovation

Embedding Innovation as a Core Competency in Your Organization

Author: Nancy Tennant Snyder,Deborah L. Duarte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787971946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 313

Strategic Innovation offers a flexible, customizable template that managers, executives, and business leaders can use to introduce an effective innovation strategy throughout their organization. The authors, Nancy Tennant Snyder and Deborah L. Duarte, provide the tools needed to craft a workable strategy for embedding innovation as a core competency across an enterprise. Instead of innovation for innovation's sake, the authors offer a proven business-focused way to change a culture from point-in-time innovations from a few to a continuous pipeline of innovations from everywhere and everyone. Based on the real-life example of Whirlpool a solid company with a significant track record and global reach—Strategic Innovation shows how the world's largest appliance company put innovation in place as a core competency. During this process, Whirlpool transformed itself from a quality producer of appliances to a customer-focused company that strategically embeds innovation throughout the organization. Filled with challenges and struggles, and ultimately successful results, the Whirlpool story can help any organization develop a successful innovation strategy. Written as a practical guide, the book contains in each chapter a variety of hands-on resources including checklists and worksheets. Strategic Innovation offers the tools, ideas, and approaches needed for transforming an organization to a company where anyone and everyone can contribute to the organization's prosperity—through innovation.

The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures

Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation (Black and White Version)

Author: Henri Lipmanowicz,Keith McCandless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615975306

Category:

Page: 366

View: 2441

Smart leaders know that they would greatly increase productivity and innovation if only they could get everyone fully engaged. So do professors, facilitators and all changemakers. The challenge is how. Liberating Structures are novel, practical and no-nonsense methods to help you accomplish this goal with groups of any size. Prepare to be surprised by how simple and easy they are for anyone to use. This book shows you how with detailed descriptions for putting them into practice plus tips on how to get started and traps to avoid. It takes the design and facilitation methods experts use and puts them within reach of anyone in any organization or initiative, from the frontline to the C-suite. Part One: The Hidden Structure of Engagement will ground you with the conceptual framework and vocabulary of Liberating Structures. It contrasts Liberating Structures with conventional methods and shows the benefits of using them to transform the way people collaborate, learn, and discover solutions together. Part Two: Getting Started and Beyond offers guidelines for experimenting in a wide range of applications from small group interactions to system-wide initiatives: meetings, projects, problem solving, change initiatives, product launches, strategy development, etc. Part Three: Stories from the Field illustrates the endless possibilities Liberating Structures offer with stories from users around the world, in all types of organizations -- from healthcare to academic to military to global business enterprises, from judicial and legislative environments to R&D. Part Four: The Field Guide for Including, Engaging, and Unleashing Everyone describes how to use each of the 33 Liberating Structures with step-by-step explanations of what to do and what to expect. Discover today what Liberating Structures can do for you, without expensive investments, complicated training, or difficult restructuring. Liberate everyone's contributions -- all it takes is the determination to experiment.

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: 7992

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.