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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 practice of collaborative innovation brings the wisdom of the crowds to bear on the unknown: unpredictable scenarios where expert intuition leads people astray. The fiscal cliff that today confronts the U.S. and world economies qualifies.
In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores how practitioners can help their organizations navigate this Black Swan event. The message? Act now: collaborative innovation was made for this scenario. Continue reading »
Intent guides the practice of collaborative innovation. What problem do we want to solve? What possibilities do we want to explore? In introducing his blueprint for collaborative innovation, innovation architect Doug Collins suggested applying the Balanced Scorecard as a simple, visual approach to start the conversation around intent. Recent practice with clients has him revisiting this guidance. This article presents his latest thinking. Continue reading »