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Process and Systemic Innovation Session:

Process & Systemic Innovation Session Description:

The Process and Systemic Innovation RPLC Accelerated Learning Share-Module is a Team and Leader based methodology structured to introduce the key concepts of Innovation and Creativity thru a reading tutorial completed offline prior to a 4 hour facilitated intervention.

The reality of Innovation is that there is no single right way to organize an enterprise to be receptive, embrace and implement a process and system for innovation. But what is known is that companies must take a more systemic approach and practical framework to developing and deploying innovation capability in the business context.

Process innovation can and should happen at various levels within the organization as no organization can depend solely upon innovation occurring at only one level. Successful organizations have an innovation process working its way through all levels of the organization. This process should contain a minimum of the following four interdependent and mutually reinforcing components to institutionalize innovation:

Leadership and Organization – where the company leaders and organization are aligned around a common vision of innovation with a shared understanding of the companies business goals and objectives.

People and skills – where there is a disciplined approach to building innovation capabilities across the organization.

Processes and Tools – where there is a systemic approach and supporting tools to enable idea generation and implementation.

Culture and Values – where there is a collaborative, open culture and incentives that reward challenging the status quo.

For hundreds of years people got innovative ideas and implemented them by chance or by trials and errors. To understand what the future of an innovation will be like we should analyze what could be done to get and implement innovative ideas using instruments in an innovation infrastructure.
In the 1940s a Russian scientist undertook a great piece of research into the history of systems evolution. Based on this analysis of real life experience of innovators throughout history and around the world he came up with certain conclusions and, based on these fundamental ideas, developed the theory on how to develop instruments to obtain effective innovative ideas in a effective and systemic way.

Altshuller named it TRIZ (Russian acronym for the Theory of Solving Inventive Problems). Later he transformed TRIZ in to OTSM (Russian acronym for The Theory of Powerful Thinking).  Other systemic tool available are USIT (Unified Structured Inventive Thinking), SIT (Systemic Inventive Thinking), Lateral Thinking used for combining patterns and restructuring them for pattern control attention.

Now we can see some of the future of process and systemic innovation. On the one hand instruments to produce and implement innovative ideas will become more and more powerful. On the other hand the real world and market demand require all organizations to become more efficient and effective in their performance to cross pollinate synergies. These two trends lead us to a conclusion that to be an innovation leader in the future companies and organizations should use concept of a regular, sustainable system or chain of innovations.

Additionally developing the appropriate set of metrics is a prerequisite for driving the right set of innovation behaviors. In other words, to be successful in innovation it will not be enough just get one single innovation and implement it properly, but leaders of organizations should develop a systemic chain of innovation. As a result demand for a companies integration of all interconnected organizational areas will expand dramatically.

Session Part 2:

We use “Your” current Innovation Process or demo the PRIZM GameStorming method of Innovation with the session participants to show an end-to-end systemic innovation. We will follow a basic 5 step process identified with:

  1. Purposeful focus or quest statement
  2. Divergent process to explore idea solutions
  3. Convergent process to downselct idea solutions
  4. Rank, Rate and quantify ideas
  5. Action planning to establish implementation of ideas.

The session will break the participants into groups of 4-5 where they can each have a provided focus statement or bring an organizational problem or issue with them to explore.

The ideas created during the session will remain the property of the session originators. Finally, there will be a follow up review of systemic Innovation process and how the participants have tools available for implementing process and systemic innovation.

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