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Choosing an approach by which to pursue collaborative innovation is like choosing a religion. Each order claims its universality, its orthodoxies, and its adherents. Abandoning one approach for another can bring drama for the order and trauma for the heretic.
In this article innovation architect Doug Collins reflects on the essence of the practice. What do you need to get right, whether you bow on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
Frost & Sullivan Growth, Innovation and Leadership Advisory Board Member Doug Collins releases Volume 2 of “Innovation Architecture”
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 2, 2013 – Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, today announced that Doug Collins, a member of the Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Global Board of Advisors, released Volume 2 of “Innovation Architecture: A New Blueprint for Engaging People through Collaborative Innovation.” This is a continuation of Collins’ visionary perspective on the subject of accelerating corporate growth through best practices in collaborative innovation.
“People bring many gifts to the table, including their ideas,” said Collins. “The practice of collaborative innovation gives them new opportunities to innovate transparently and collaborate seamlessly. The organizations that thrive in the Digital Age will be the ones that find ways to embrace the practice.”
Gallup research conducted in 2012 — which examined 49,928 business or work units and included about 1.4 million employees in 192 organizations, across 49 industries, and in 34 countries — makes clear that employee engagement strongly relates to key organizational outcomes in any economic climate. Employee engagement affects nine performance outcomes. Compared with bottom-quartile units, top-quartile units have:
- 10% higher customer metrics
- 21% higher productivity
- 22% higher profitability
Gallup makes a summary of the study available on their site.