Innovation

INNOVATION - THE "IDEAS" MODEL OF INNOVATION

Innovation is a huge and broad topic so to help you think about which aspects of innovation you are interested in here is a very simple generic framework for Innovation which we call IDEAS.

Ideation

Design

Environment

Adoption

Structures

We represent the IDEAS model visually as above to make 2 important distinctions: 

  1. Ideation (or Invention), Design (or Development) and Adoption (aka Innovation Diffusion) are the main operational elements of innovation. These three "blue" elements need to be intimately linked in an on-going iterative cycle of collaborating, experimenting, reviewing, testing and refining.
  2. Environment (Leadership and Culture) and Structures/Systems (Governance, Processes and Tools) are the key management elements of innovation.The purpose of these two "green" elements is to create the conditions where the operational elements of innovation can be effective.

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