Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: Identify Innovation Champions and agents Feb. 2020

For many, innovation is serendipity, and innovators are the crazy one, indeed, innovators are among us and within us,

Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; at the individual level, Digital Masters are those cross-generational digital professionals who are equipped with the advanced digital minds and build a unique set of digital capabilities.

Talking about innovation is not new nowadays, everybody, every organization now is talking about innovation. It's been at or near the top of the business or economics agenda for a long time. However, there is a lot of confusion about innovation and there is no magic sauce to guarantee its success. Innovation is not serendipity, but a discipline.


  Identify Innovation Champions and agents

An Innovator’s Profile Innovators find more viewing spots than the rest. For many, innovation is serendipity, and innovators are the crazy one, indeed, innovators are among us and within us, it relates to leadership, empathy, idealism, process understanding, communication skills, cultural understanding, and definitely - understanding in what is wrong with the status quo. Can you see yourself in the innovator’s profile?

The “PURE” Traits of Digital Innovators Innovators have many traits such as vision, passion, determination, dedication, confidence, disobedience, and resilience, etc. Innovators are not compromised with mediocrity or conventional wisdom, they get less polluted by negative vibes, discover new possibilities and better ways to do things. They focus on thinking positively and creatively because being creative is a way of thinking, of imagining, of expression, of perceiving things, of inventing, of inspiring, etc. Great innovators have such “PURE” traits to refine their character and stand out from the crowd.

The “V” Factors in Innovators Vision keeps us focused, the variety of thoughts helps us engaged; the versatility of talent helps us connect dots seamlessly. Creativity is the high level of thinking and innovativeness is about connecting the dots. What fuels creativity? It is a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Individually, people have curiosities, desire to learn and keep an inquisitive mind, let the imagination soar; collectively,

Three “B” Factors in Innovators Let creativity flow and build your creative muscle via continuous practices. Being innovative is a state of openness where you set aside what you think you know. You keep being curious with a beginner’s mind, you step out of your logical thinking minds to create something new; or more often, you blend different types of thinking processes to see things differently.

An Innovator’s Scoreboard See-through Innovators from the heart and mind. Innovation is about transforming novel ideas into business values. Innovation score means an attempt to measure innovation; so the factors included in any scoring system will depend on what you are looking to evaluate (individual vs. organization? potential vs. past performance?), this is usually done through innovation indicators. What’re the pros and cons of measuring innovation and score...

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