The Innovation of Loneliness


Gary Hamel calls it “ changing the way we change “ I call it growing-up , although my notion of growing-up is a completely different kind of growing-up than the one Euan Semple blogged about just recently as well.

Transformative Innovation

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity. . Transformative innovations (TI) do not always begin with radical scientific … Change Net Dev By Amir Khorsani – Manchester Business School.

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Innovation for Erratic Meatbags

Evolving Web

When we encounter stimuli, our brains record it and we are changed by it. He made it clear that innovation was everyone's job. Silo'ing innovation where it’s appropriate and turning everything else into a factory. Herbert Hoover and Ayn Rand tell us of the rugged individualist.

For innovation: Amplify the low signal

Net-Map Toolbox

My work often involves getting familiar with a new country and sector in a short amount of time, discussing challenges with many different stakeholders and together developing and implementing strategies for change. Crow brings the daylight, by Ruth Meharg.

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Radical innovation is never acceptable

Chris Corrigan

My friend and colleague Bronagh Gallagher and I are in the early stages of creating a learning offering around complexity, facilitation and activism, whereby we try to bring complexity and participatory tools to the work of social change. Fundamental change is a threat.

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New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. eds.), Managing Open Innovation Technologies , Springer, Berlin. Open innovation is about crossing boundaries to create networked synergies in/across collaborative communities.

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Change Leadership Challenge 1: Active, Committed Leadership

Partnering Resources

This is the first in a series of posts about change leadership. Today’s executives have a great responsibility to enact change. Staying competitive in business requires implementing new technologies, improving processes, reducing costs, and enabling innovation.

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Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

Forrester has issued a new report, Mobile App Internet Recasts The Software And Services Landscape: App Innovation On Phones Will Spread To Cars, Appliances And Entertainment by John C. It notes that while the explosion of app innovation started with the iPhone, the rise of the “App Internet” significantly impact the enterprise software and services market. This second wave of innovation will leverage cloud-based services.

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The myth of managed culture change

Chris Corrigan

For a long time I have known that the idea that culture change can be managed is a myth. The idea that a “culture change initiative” can be rolled out from the top of an organization is not only a myth, it’s a hidden form of colonization.

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Management Innovation eXchange. Management Innovation eXchange. Innovative 4.44. This manifesto is aimed specifically at organizational change practioners and leaders who are in charge of large scale organizational changes. When the world changes, the rules change.

Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

According to a 2006 McKinsey survey, only 38 percent of change initiatives were completely or mostly successful at improving performance. The world throws leaders curve balls: market changes, skill gaps, technology shortcomings, and so on.

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Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation

Social Reporter

A couple of posts on the Open Policy Making blog this week provide insights into how digital technologies, network thinking, and new ways for government to operate may change the way we receive services, engage as citizens – and maybe develop our own community-level innovations.

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The Secret to Innovation and Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The Secret to Innovation and Collaboration. The words “innovation” and “collaboration” are buzzwords right now. Philosophically, “innovation” and “collaboration” are great. Laws that Govern Innovation. Services. Speaking.

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The Array of Tools for Large Systems Change

Networking Action

The early stage of development of the field of large systems change (LSC) knowledge and practice is reflected in the fragmentation of knowledge, tools, and methods amongst pioneer innovators and their specialties: collective impact is associated with FSG, David Cooperrider … Net Dev

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Why Your Innovation Contest Won’t Work - Tim Kastelle - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Why Your Innovation Contest Won’t Work. What’s the best way to quickly improve innovation in your organization? That was the question posed to me recently by Warwick, the head of innovation for the Australia and New Zealand region of a multinational engineering firm. Innovation.

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

Herding the Smart Cats: IT Change Leadership. Sometimes this is a help to organizations, such as they’re innovating a new process or technology. Other times, this is a challenge, like when trying to change behavior. Change could be hard.

Teams, technology and change

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is a good model to use when you're dealing with a change in which technology plays a role. The rider of the elephant does not know which way to go to if there is no clarity what the intended change is and what effect the change should provide. We organized a teamhackathon.

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How the poor adapt to climate change in Kenya and Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

This is the result of their field work in Ethiopia and Kenya, looking at the strategies and networks of stakeholders in their adaptation to climate change. Farmers in Ethiopia (picture credit Stevie Mann, ILRI). … and what role their formal and informal networks play in this.

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Looking for interview partners on innovation in large corporations or government agencies

Net-Map Toolbox

Innovation Any Which Way (copyright by Cea on Flickr). How do mid- to higher level managers in large corporations or government agencies use their formal and informal influence networks to achieve innovation?

Open innovation reporters and a Social App Store are needed to complement local news hubs

Social Reporter

In my last post , on Big Lottery’s investment of some £10 million in five projects to support the People Powered Change programme, I said I would come up with ideas on how to fill what seems to me to be some of the gaps around helping community groups and citizens share experience and get the know-how they need. It reminds me of the Open Innovation Exchange process that Simon, Berry, I and others adopted back in 2007 when Cabinet Office tendered a £1.2

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Changing the World One Idea at a Time


So as I get to prepare myself for the upcoming European World Tour I will be embarking on shortly I just couldn’t help get reminded of the power of changing the world through a rather simple, yet, incredibly inspiring action: the sharing of ideas.

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Supporting Economic Recovery Through Software Innovation

Portals and KM

Software innovation goes way beyond the high tech industry as more products are increasingly computer driven. Mike Gilpin at Forester looked into this issue and recently offered the report, How To Foster Software Innovation To Exploit The Economic Recovery. They interviewed experts in a dozen organizations that excel at software innovation and recorded the important process, organizational, cultural, geographical, and staffing practices that promote software innovation.

IBM Rational Offers Collaboration and Innovation within Software Development

Portals and KM

  Before her current assignment she led the IBM Worldwide University Relations and Innovation Program. It enables innovation, reduces risks, and drives down costs.

Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

TITLE: Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898. DISCUSSING CLIMATE CHANGE. climate change” – does anyone NOT have an opinion? Even if it’s “I wish they’d shut up about climate change” it’s still on our radar, in a big way.

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How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

What sort of community media and support for knowledge sharing, learning and innovation do we need – both locally and nationally – when the big society policy agenda expects so much more of citizen-led action?

2011 34

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. Next Practice Cases, Companies and Innovators. BMW - Stephan Oertelt, Innovation Manager, BMW Group, Germany. Industry change Leadership Trends Web 2.0

Change Management for Digital Transformation – my Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a great privilege to be able to speak at the conference, especially on the topic of change management for digital transformation, an area I have focused on for most of the past decade. slides 15-16) there are various names applied to these changes, and one commonality is that “tec(h)” is central to them all. slides 17-22) digital transformation is about digital-enabled change, and it has direct and indirect effects.

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SEEFA symposium identifies challenges to innovation in Ageing Better – it’s culture as much as tech

Social Reporter

Summary: a symposium on innovation, technology and later life provides confirmation that many of the challenges to making use of tech for ageing better are organisational and cultural as well as technical. I found the SEEFA symposium last week on ‘Transforming not excluding – the impact of information technology and innovation on later life’ most useful because it didn’t focus on innovative technology. Digital social innovations in services are not scaling.

Changing the world of work: it takes a network

Patti Anklam

Then, miraculously, Susan Scrupski (who wasn’t even in the big blue blob) reached out to me to invite me, as a social network analysis expert, to join Change Agents Worldwide. I joined too late to provide an essay for the inaugural publication: Changing the World of Work.

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Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion

Networking Action

Anna Birney is a leader in the large systems change community who is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab Steward and Head of System Innovation Lab for Forum for the Future and completing her doctorate. Drawing from these experiences, she led a … Net Dev

The Art of the Possible: Digital Transformation in a Changing UK – September 20 in London

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday September 20, with thanks to the team at Automated Intelligence, I will be speaking at The Art of the Possible: Digital Transformation in a Changing UK in London. Cloud is changing the digital landscape forever.

Poultry for Progress and the Chicken of Change

Nancy White

Here is one… from the session on New Technologies and Innovative Approaches in Rural Family Poultry. Innovation does not have to mean rocket science. ” New technologies and innovative approaches in rural family poultry (SLIDES).

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Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!


No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. That’s when our change and transformation journeys will begin….

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


2017 will, definitely, be a year of change and milestones, I’m pretty certain, but it’ll also be a year of excitement, of new dazzling opportunities for learning and growth, of discovering wonderfully inspiring initiatives to experience, experiment with and learn from.

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. These are the underlying principles of one of the most marvelous political innovations in history – the founding of the United States of America. Trust makes networks work.

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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. Power is the chief means to social change. All that would have to change for an accurate Sweet Spot Futures Primer. Log Out / Change ).

2012 36

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


The number of followers hasn’t changed much in over a year tanking in, pretty much, at 12,250 followers, confirming, once again, no-one ever reads Twitter anymore, nor checks it on a regular basis, because vast majority of people still haven’t unfollowed me accordingly after I unfollowed them.

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What’s Your Purpose?


It’s ugly and it will become uglier over the course of time even more so if we keep ignoring the inevitable: change. . Efficiency has never been a good friend of Change and Transformation programmes. Change for the sake of changing: It’s not a good idea.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours


On provoking a social change both inside and outside of the corporate firewall and using the social tools as what they have been all along: just enablers! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

What it’s like to make change

Chris Corrigan

The work of social change – paradigm shifting social innovation – is not easy, clear or efficient. Social change is not easy. Just off a call where we were discussing what it takes to shift paradigms in indigenous social development. We noted that we hear a lot from people that they are busy and challenged and they need clear paths forward otherwise they are wasting their time. I have a response to that. We don’t know what we are doing.