Facilitated by an innovation architect, “Innovation as usual” is an inside-out process that engages employees at a local level to think differently and nurture a passion for creativity and value creation.
Below is a dialogue map of my key takeaways from the lecture.
By creating an increasing appetite for innovation, employees learn to operate as “inside outsiders” and display the following behaviors (The CEO Within):
- Choose to “remain detached from local traditions and ideology”
- Display a firm grasp of the essential character of the organization
- Act as a shareowner of the company
Corporate renewal is a journey. In a multipolar world, astute managers realize that the tipping point of increasing innovation throughput hinges on managing the CAGE (*) distance between stakeholders so that they can think globally and act locally. (* CAGE is a framework developed by Prof Pankaj Ghemawat)
At the end of the day, innovation as usual is about competing for the future without excessively dwelling on the past or peering at a crystal ball.
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