Tag Archives: Innovation

Extending Capability

I had dinner with a friend last night, a climber, who described how her group would use a drone to scout out new climbing routes. They would use the drone to extend their capability: after trekking through snow, through undergrowth, … Continue reading

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Socially Dynamic Structure: #WorkingOutLoud on Organisational Design Ideas

I’m revisiting work on the Socially Dynamic Organisation, which considers aspects of Organisational Design, formal and social structure, and mechanisms of collectivism, connection, productivity and effect. This is essentially a conversation about how we design, or redesign, our Organisations to … Continue reading

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Shifts in Organisational Learning – The Nature of your Strength

One of the innovations that allowed the Apollo spacecraft to journey to the moon was the development of a new generation of gyroscopes that formed part of the inertial navigation system. Essentially they formed part of a system that allowed … Continue reading

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Innovation: Synthesis and Elemental

This is the latest in a series of fragmentary pieces as i build vocabulary and ideas around Innovation. As such it is not intended as complete work, but rather the pieces which may inform later (and possibly complete!) work. Part … Continue reading

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Innovation at the Edges

Not everything happens at the centre, in those spaces that we know well, control fully, and feel comfortable within. Innovation may happen in the friction, through the cracks, at the edges. Synthesis, connection, discovery: application, iteration, evolution. The fracturing of … Continue reading

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Reiterating Realms of Innovation

Reworking the ideas from earlier this week, this framework illustration adapts the ‘Realms and Filters’ that i shared yesterday. Instead of showing them in two rings, i am representing them on one plane. This work is really just conceptual right … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Realms and Filters of Innovation

Building out from the work i shared yesterday, this piece starts to consider further aspects of Innovation: ‘Realms’ and ‘Filters’. The outer ring illustrates four Realms: the ‘Known’, the ‘Mistaken’, the ‘Unknown’ and the ‘Unknowable’. The inner ring illustrates three … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Perspectives on #Innovation

Some early stage thinking here around three perspectives on innovation: this is an abstraction really, but a way to look through three different lenses, to consider where, and how, we innovate. In some ways it may also allow us to … Continue reading

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Learning Transformation Map – Things to Leave Behind

Over the last couple of weeks i have shared a few pieces around Learning in 2020, with a focus on things that Organisations need to do more or, be experimenting with, or learning how to do. I thought that i … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Scale of Leadership

This week i have been playing around with some work around the scale of Organisations, and how they can grow, whilst remaining ‘small’. This illustration is one of a series that consider how different aspects of the Organisation scale: comparing … Continue reading

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