About This Chapter
Adaptive Technology & Innovation - Chapter Summary
Our chapter covers adaptive technology and innovation for adaptive leaders within agile organizations. Use these lessons with your employees to review disruptive technologies, process and product innovation and the benefits of open innovation in business. This resource works equally well if you want to work one-on-one with your team members or lead a corporate training workshop.
How It Helps
- Includes examples: In addition to learning about the concepts of adaptive innovation and technology, the case study and examples included here will help your team members understand these concepts in action.
- Offers strategy: When your leaders review this chapter, they'll come away with strategies they can use to enhance innovation at your organization right away.
- Provides knowledge: Your employees will learn more about business model innovation and identifying signals of change when they work through this chapter.
This chapter is an engaging way to make sure your employees can:
- Differentiate between technical and adaptive challenges in your organization
- Identify disruptive technologies and the innovator's dilemma
- Discuss how to identify signals of change in external business environments
- Detail the different types of process and product innovations
- Define business model innovation with an example
- Explain and give an example of opportunity recognition (OR)
- Outline the benefits of open innovation in business
- Provide strategies for enhancing innovation in adaptive organizations
- Describe IDEO's culture of creativity and helping
1. Technical vs. Adaptive Challenges in Organizations
In this lesson, we delineate between two types of challenges organizations could face. Technical challenges, which are relatively easy to deal with, and adaptive challenges, which are not.
2. Disruptive Technologies & the Innovator's Dilemma
In this lesson, we go over something known as the innovator's dilemma. It's something all major corporations should fear as it has led many of them to become dinosaurs.
3. Identifying Signals of Change in External Business Environments
Change is inevitable, but staying power is not, and external indicators can telegraph the future. This lesson describes how an organization can monitor external indicators in order to decode and act on them.
4. Process Innovation: Types & Examples
Looking for an easier, more sustainable way to do things? Set your sights on process innovation. In this lesson, you'll learn more about companies who have innovated not only their field, but others, and what process innovation means.
5. Product Innovation: Types & Examples
After completing this lesson, you'll understand what makes a new product innovative. You'll see that it's not just about making something to sell for profit, but rather making something that has more uses and inspires and drives further creativity.
6. Business Model Innovation: Definition & Example
Business model innovation happens when a company makes changes and adapts to remain relevant and competitive. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this concept, find out when it's needed and check out an example.
7. Opportunity Recognition (OR): Definition & Examples
How are business solutions born? Through the process of opportunity recognition. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this business concept, see why it's important and explore a few popular brands who've benefited from it.
8. Benefits of Open Innovation in Business
This lesson goes over a concept known as open innovation in business. First, you'll learn what it is. Then, you'll find out how it employs transparency in order to derive numerous benefits.
9. Strategies for Enhancing Innovation in Adaptive Organizations
This lesson goes over the numerous ways by which adaptive organizations enhance their innovative capabilities. You'll learn about co-creation, crowdsourcing, and open source innovation.
10. Case Study: IDEO's Culture of Helping & Creativity
Want to boost creativity in your organization? Lend a hand! In this lesson, we'll chronicle the case study of IDEO and the way they have ingrained a culture of helping to enhance team collaboration and creativity.
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