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.
‘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
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.
Implementing a new product development system at ABC Electronics This case describes problems in managing new product development and the process of designing and implementing solutions based on a stage-gate system.
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
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 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.
These are a series of links to video resources which form part of an EU funded programme on Workplace Innovation – EUWIN. More details are available from their website and you can click on these links for specific resources: Employee engagement in innovation – a short video/cartoon highlighting some of the key challenges and opportunities in
- Sector Innovation Patterns
- Search strategies for peripheral vision
- Responsible innovation framework
- Policy Deployment Cases
- Intelligent design
- High involvement innovation – deep dive
- Deep dive: Frugal innovation
- Deep dive – Supply chain learning
- Deep dive – Servitization
- Deep dive – Open and user led innovation – OUI