Are You An Innovator? – Open Innovation at Philips – @lindegaard


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That is the question Philips ask in their current open innovation challenge. Here students, entrepreneurs, and other budding inventors are encouraged to innovate around specific business challenges defined by product categories within the Consumer Lifestyle division at Philips.

Entrants are offered the chance to win a trip to Amsterdam to attend the finalist event, at which they can participate in an innovation masterclass given by Philips innovation specialists and the opportunity to present their innovation to Philips executives.

I am giving this a shout-out because my interactions over the years with Philips tell me that they are doing great things internally to develop an open innovation culture. We just don’t hear that much from Philips and I am thus glad to learn about…

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The future has arrived! Management and Open Innovation

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New directions

In an article by Stefan Lindegaard “Top 10 Reasons for Open Innovation Failure “, we can find some of the reasons why the Open Innovation fails distributed by eight or more chances to be added in the comments.

Personally and ironically I think if a company tainted these 10 males, open innovation is not at issue but the company itself.

They are however reasons to reflect and try to consider more comprehensive environment where we can fit those reasons.

I would say that an organization has a number of challenges ahead:

How to build organizations that are as agile as their change?

The agility of an organization goes through acceptance of a more flat and more open structure. It must be more permeable to new knowledge and to new ideas.

How does it mobilizes and monitors the imagination of every employee every day?

– Creating environments that allow for creativity and forms of recognition and reward appropriate to the different generations involved.

How do we create organizations that are highly engaging places to work for them?

– By opening doors to the participation of employees in the construction of their work environments.


Por jabaldaia

New directions

In an article by Stefan Lindegaard “Top 10 Reasons for Open Innovation Failure “, we can find some of the reasons why the Open Innovation fails distributed by eight or more chances to be added in the comments.

Personally and ironically I think if a company tainted these 10 males, open innovation is not at issue but the company itself.

They are however reasons to reflect and try to consider more comprehensive environment where we can fit those reasons.

I would say that an organization has a number of challenges ahead:

How to build organizations that are as agile as their change?

The agility of an organization goes through acceptance of a more flat and more open structure. It must be more permeable to new knowledge and to new ideas.

How does it mobilizes and monitors the imagination of every employee every day?

–      Creating environments that allow for creativity and forms of recognition and reward appropriate to the different generations involved.

How do we create organizations that are highly engaging places to work for them?

–      By opening doors to the participation of employees in the construction of their work environments. Leer más “The future has arrived! Management and Open Innovation”

Call for Speakers! – Open Innovation Topics


48 people have already joined the 15inno Regional Chapters group and thus expressed an interest in helping build a global network in which we work to increase the general awareness of open innovation and connect the people and companies – virtually and physically – that turn open innovation into reality.

You can learn more about the initiative in the original post: Call for Visionaries! Help Make the Future of Innovation Open and Global

I am now calling out for speakers who would like to share their insights and experiences with a regional open innovation audience.

Our preference is speakers from small and large companies, but academics, consultants, and service providers are welcome to get in touch if they have something that is really worthwhile sharing.

This is a grass-root initiative. We do not have any money, but we have lots of energy and a desire to really make open innovation happen. Thus, we cannot pay any fees or even cover your travel costs, but we can help get your open innovation program more recognition and we can help you connect with interesting people.

Where do we need speakers? This is literally all over the world so let us know if there is a city where you would like to share your insights and experiences on open innovation.

You can contact Stefan Lindegaard: stefan @ intrap.com

Please also join our LinkedIn group if you have an interest in open innovation and the intersection between leadership and open innovation. The link is: 15inno by Stefan Lindegaard

http://www.15inno.com/2010/04/07/callforspeakers/

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