There so many multiple strands that need constantly pulling together to build a complete innovation picture. We need to build theories, explore multiple connections, build continuously on the patterns, the signals, the interactions by extracting from all the different ‘cells’ of knowledge we all possess, that makes the application of innovation often highly unique, to each of us. Innovation ‘speaks to us all in different ways and have multiple meanings
Then when we have a grasp of what we think, we have to translate these thoughts into practical, workable solutions. By sharing, you learn and continue to build on this knowledge. You actually blend both your own creation and you learn from others and that combination effect curates for greater knowledge and application.
To build a comprehensive view of any innovation built in a digital world needs is bringing together multiple strands of understanding
We can jump in and learn from experiments and straight-forward learning, burning up our precious time and resource. Or, we can step back, just a little, and try to absorb an understanding of innovation that builds our capability, capacity, and competence to innovate.
There is no one “magic” reference point, simply one book to refer too, or certainly one visual that solves our need. We do need to simply go on our personal innovation journey, one that is not constantly looking back in the rear-view mirror but one that is taking a future forecasting approach. One that projects out in new, exciting, and different ways. We need to be open and seek out and build our personal networks and relationships, for others to support but equally gain from any interactions.
I want to share my journey, its different experiences, and understanding points. From this “collective” thoughts you might gain your additional insight or understanding, I hope so as it is “connecting innovation” up makes it powerful. Innovation delivers impact in new thinking, ideas, concepts, and ways to present something new.
The strands that give me my personal energy and passion lie in work around agility, the energy, and digital transformations, the work-still-to-be-done, often termed the future of work, the need for us to promote more dynamic environments and the constant desire that organizations and their people have to be fit for purpose, adaptive and fluid in such highly challenging and confusing times. It is not just seizing the day, it is spotting and seizing, exploring and exploiting opportunities and recognizing the need for constant renewal.
Let’s start by one of the best framing techniques I know to help you
If we take the three horizon framework even as a starting point then we can begin to build out, beyond our realities of today, into the possibilities of tomorrow, based on recognizing this is the era of connected innovation, linking what we know with what others can contribute and combine to deliver greater value solutions.