Innovation

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Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

...ld economy, home-appliance manufacturer — you know, commodity industry, mature. And yet what’s going on there is extraordinary. So when we talk about innovation…we tend to pay lip service to product and service and business model innovation — and here’s Haier off on the side, doing really organisational innov...more
...And yet what’s going on there is extraordinary. So when we talk about innovation…we tend to pay lip service to product and service and business model innovation — and here’s Haier off on the side, doing really organisational innovation on a consistent basis — as a differentiator. I teach at a business school...more
...ation…we tend to pay lip service to product and service and business model innovation — and here’s Haier off on the side, doing really organisational innovation on a consistent basis — as a differentiator. I teach at a business school [IMD] where most of the participants who come to our programs are managers...more
...risks. **So I think this is really one clear and key aspect of, of the system. B Fischer: And what I think is that everybody wants bottom-up type of innovation because we feel that there’s more energy and people are closer to the customer…and I agree with that. **But what I’ve seen in so many organisations i...more
...most part. So this is a huge advantage. Because I really do believe people come to work at Haier thinking, “What can I do today that would be a small innovation in the way in which we work?” Or, “How can I drive this venture forward?” They’re not all altruistic thinkers, but they’re thinking about, “What can ...more

Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowicz on acting your way into a new kind of organising with Liberating Structures

...o some extent - the reason why this is not really the focus is because people don't know how to do it. And so it needs to be figured out. So there is innovation that is required. It isn't a question of just, you know, doing more of what we have done and just a slightly different mixture - put in a little more...more