innovative organization

Pixar case study

Pixar is one of the most successful animation studios in the world.  Recently bought by Disney it has a long track record of innovation and this case explores some of the underlying management approaches which it has learned and embedded.

High involvement innovation – deep dive

‘With every pair of hands you get a free brain!’   This comment from a manager sums up a big innovation challenge.  how to mobilise the natural creativity within a workforce and engage them in the innovation challenge?  This deep dive explores some of the issues involved. High involvement innovation There is a related tool

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Games to illustrate team working

Games for teambuilding – various activities which can be used to help develop understanding of aspects of team working such as roles, project management, group dynamics and creativity.

Self-test quizzes

These are some quick interactive self-test quizzes covering various themes. Introduction to innovation Social innovation and entrepreneurship Globalization Building innovative organizations Sources of innovation Discontinuous innovation Searching for opportunities Innovation networks Developing new products and services Starting new ventures Knowledge and intellectual property Creating value and growing ventures Learning to manage innovation      

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Patrick McLaughlin interview transcript

Patrick McLaughlin, Cerulean video transcript  This is the transcript of a video in which Patrick explains how Cerulean manages its innovation process and particularly highlights the challenges of moving to a culture which supports radical innovation.


This resource gives an overview of the importance of team roles. Teambuilding (1) It is based on the work of Meredith Belbin and more information about his description of team roles can be found here A version of the questionnaire which will allow you to assess your own and other team roles can be found here


Electroco This is a case study of a large electrical company which looks at their innovation capability mapped against the framework model.

Fabian Schlage, Nokia Solutions and Networks

Fabian is Innovation manager at NSN and he is seen here in a presentation to the ISPIM conference exploring ‘True open innovation at NSN.   There is also a case study of NSN on the Portal.

Emma Taylor – Denso Systems

In this video Emma Taylor of Denso Systems talks about some of the challenges in empowering and enabling employees to become part of a sustained innovation effort across the organization.  You can find a transcript of this interview here.