Tue, 6 August 2019
Laws of Innovation
Why do some organizations have better innovation than others? Over the years I have collected what I call the “7 Immutable Laws of Innovation.” No single organization could be successful in all of these laws but there are always opportunities to improve. Let’s get started with the laws of Innovation.
Not all organizations will be in a position to be successful in all of these laws. Think about each of these laws and rank your organization. Be honest with yourself on the areas you need to improve upon. You can see our Organization’s Innovation Readiness survey based on the 7 Laws to assess and benchmark.
Five Questions to Ask an Innovation Consultant
Have you noticed that the market is being flooded with a new type of consultant? These people have branded themselves innovation consultants. My advice to organizations is to treat consultants with a little bit of caution; they should be one of many inputs in the innovation process. Do not discount the inside experts you already have within your organization. There are five questions you should ask every innovation consultant.
I have framed these questions specifically for people looking to hire innovation consultants, but some of you are innovation consultants looking to get hired. How would you answer these questions for yourself? And how can you improve your answers? Consultants are needed and critical, but you need to make sure you are getting real expertise in this field.
The MacGyver Method Creative Challenge
Based on the popularity of the last podcast’s creativity challenge, I have decided to present another one in this week’s show. This creative challenge is called the MacGyver or the Apollo 13. With this method:
For this exercise, you get to work and realize you forgot to get a gift for a co-workers upcoming wedding. You are given the tasks of creating or buying a gift with only the items within your reach. For each idea:
I hope today’s show inspired you to look more in depth into the 7 Immutable Laws of Innovation and to see how it is applied in your organization and can be optimized. Remember an innovation coach can be very impactful and help exceed outcomes, but you do need to be careful in choosing one. Look for real experience and proof points, not just theory. If you have questions or comments on this week’s show, I’d love to hear from you. You can also carry on the conversation with other innovators at The Innovators Community.
Direct download: 7_Laws_of_Innovation_and_Benefitting_from_Coaching_Insights.mp3
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