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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?
The front end of innovation offers organizations engagement. Engaged people bring more of their gifts to the table. The back end of innovation offers organizations ideas that, when implemented, bring relative advantage. Each idea has its own story of relative advantage and risk.
How do you tell the back end story in a valid, credible way?
In this article innovation architect Doug Collins commends people who practice collaborative innovation to their organization’s chief financial officer. Having heard many, many tales of the back end, she can guide you. You can help her, too.
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.”
Gartner predicts that four of five large enterprises that pursue social innovation with their employees and the world at large will, over the next couple years, fail in their endeavors. Ouch. Meatloaf gave better odds. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how you might increase the odds of gaining a coveted membership to the twenty percent club.