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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.”
The front and back ends of innovation test us in different ways. At the front end we wrestle with, “What problem is worth solving?” At the back end we wrestle with, “How do deliver something that offers greater relative advantage than the next best alternative?”
The back end can test us the most. We tap fully our potential for leadership to produce something new—something that, in its newness, disrupts the status quo.
In this article, innovation architect Doug Collins explores the link between the Skunk Works®, a successful approach to the back end developed during World War II, in the context of today’s approach to collaborative innovation.
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.