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What are the two ESSENTIALS of Innovation

The 2 things which if you’re not achieving, you’re not innovating – Solving a contradiction. Finding new needs of customers If you’re not onto these two, you might be pleasing yourself immensely with your new technology. While that may thrill you, it is unlikely to create any major differential between you and your competitor. Let …

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In what ways is the TRIZ for business, different from that for technical systems?

In my previous post, I have clarified how TRIZ for business is different from TRIZ for technical systems. Here, I’ll elaborate on  what are the major differences between the two. The major difference is in the Contradiction Matrix (CM). As you know, the CM matrix is a spread sheet which lists out certain features THAT …

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Innovation and organizational performance can be yoked.

Innovation, Improvements and Employee engagement – Options for connecting the performance engine with the innovation engine

First let us be clear about what innovation is. Probably, it would be easier to put down what it is not. Simple improvements and problem solving are NOT innovation. Innovation, the type that really provides a competitive edge, is step-change. It involves doing things that you’ve never done before, or doing them in a manner …

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Leadership of OD for Innovations

Effective Leadership for OD – Choosing a stability strategy based on your innovation profile

Do you suspect that the growth of your organization is being hampered by a mismatch between the philosophies (operational and personnel) and the environment it is placed into? Is it that innovation in your organization is being held back by change fatigue? If so, my advice could help you. I’ll tell you here how it …

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Vigilant leadership for creating High Reliability Organizations (HROs)

Vigilant leadership is all about guarding against the expected. That is best done by expecting the unexpected. This trait, and accompanying organisational skills, is very useful for leaders in high positions.   Here are some examples or the unexpected that did happen in recent times – A terrorist managing to kill 49 CRPF personnel, a …

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