This case study explains how Lufthansa Systems have been mobilising internal entrepreneurship through the version of an accelerator programme. Lufthansa Systems case
Developing innovative organizations
Innovation fitness test – a tool to help scoring
This is a framework developed by colleagues in Canada which helps with using the Innovation Fitness test framework. Click here for the tool: InnovationAuditScoring-V3
Unipart’s approach to improving productivity
May 13, 2015 : FT industry editor Peggy Hollinger talks to John Neill, chief executive of Unipart, about the logistics group’s methods for improving productivity, including a ‘university’ and ‘faculties on the floor’ for continuous training and monitoring.
Deep dive – Supply chain learning
Supply chain learning This deep dive explores the theme of shared learning and innovation across supply chains and suggests that the competitive advantage of firms like Toyota owes much to sustained implmentation of this approach
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
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.
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 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