Tag Archives: innovation

Wearable Technology…. YES!!!

30 May


From MEMS technology to the nuances of “Things to Wear”.  We are finding more ways to stay connected.  The notion of the funnel of “Big Brother” is now beginning to be inverted to “Big Individual”.  Small personal devices link to Clouds and virtual life tools, specifically tailored to the individual.  Big Brother has No Clothes and No teeth.  But who is really paying close attention to this transformation.  Well, I am.  I hope you are as well.  Let me know what you think about the death of the Big Brother syndrome.

This is the start of the Internet of Things (IoT) and leading to the Internet of Everything (IoE).  Energy independence and fair costs based upon the new energy economy.  SD1 Incorporated and it’s new LEXI™ Bundled services platform is the forerunner of things to come.

Stay Tuned.

Internet of Things (IoT), INTEL and INTEL stakeholders and developers. Internet of Everything (IoE) Cisco and Cisco stakeholders developers.


A Key Innovation

26 Mar

A Key Innovation

A Key to innovation is the creative process.  This overview shows interesting overlaps and disruptive elements of group innovation.

http://www.petertenhoopen.com/rs_creativity.phpHow to create creative organizations

Peter ten Hoopen employs a four step approach:

  1. Diagnostics – Chart the Organisation’s Creativity
    We plot the organisation’s Creativity Index using our Creative Culture Survey (CCS), a fine-grained look at the factors promoting and inhibiting creativity and innovation in the team, department or entire organisation. Low cost, very effective in opening up discussion and forcing reflection. 

    Either in parallel or separately we use our Innovation Roles Model (IRM), which identifies eight different roles people play in a field outlined by the axes of Creativity and Risk-Readiness. Builds on work by Belbin, Byrd and Lockwood Brown. All our work on innovation is linked to leadership.

  2. Validation – Analyse and Discuss the Outcome 
    To be accepted, results need to be analysed and validated (and where necessary fine-tuned) in workshops – highly interactive. Is this really who we are? Are we happy with it? If not, how do we change?
  3. Change – Breakthrough Initiatives
    Appoint change teams to come up with initiatives that provide real breakthroughs in terms of the organisation’s or the group’s attitude towards creativity. What do we need to do to open up our minds? How do we best apply our energy? And who is ready to take ownership for agreed changes? Who shows real leadership? Uses Innovation Roles Model to create strong teams of people who understand one another’s role, and become mutually supportive.
  4. Root – ‘Keep the Change’ 
    Our idea is to help organisations help themselves. We just provide the framework, the tools, the spark, the facilitation. Once that is done, we get out of your way. The change is yours to keep. And to maintain. Lasting change is achieved through our Values to Performance Program – highly engaging workshops in which participants jointly agree to commit themselves to behaviours that they themselves support. Creates awarenes of creative potential, awareness of one’s own limiting factors and a sense that these can be overcome, particularly by working with others. Also sets out guidelines that prevent backsliding into non-productive, creativity limiting behavior.