Ralph Affleck is king of the maker’s movement. Watch him in action for a beautiful dose of inspiration.
The image FAST COMPANY chose to lead this article isn’t quite representative of the ideas discussed. They should have chosen something more like this …
“the idea behind brainstorming is right. To innovate, we need environments that support imaginative thinking, where we can go through many crazy, tangential, and even bad ideas to come up with good ones. We need to work both collaboratively and individually. We also need a healthy amount of heated discussion, even arguing. We need places where someone can throw out a thought, have it critiqued, and not feel so judged that they become defensive and shut down. Yet this creative process is not necessarily supported by the traditional tenets of brainstorming: group collaboration, all ideas held equal, nothing judged.
Design Thinking Drinks is an event organised by Deborah Kneeshaw and sponsored by Thoughtworks. It’s on every couple of months and last week’s event attracted a big and curious crowd for Chris Vanstone design co-lead of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) and one of the founders of agency In With For.
“Novel ideas by themselves have no impact on society. It is their implementation that separates invention from innovation.”
We were talking “innovation” at work so I thought I would pull out this article. Innovation is such a buzz word it seems, to me at least; it loses its meaning each time it is uttered. But it’s meaning is concrete.
So thinks Nick Bilton in an opinion piece blaming comfort on the lack of mobile innovation at Facebook and Google
GE launched an interesting campaign site recently on “creative innovation” with short videos including an interview with Edward de Bono who talks innovation; namely:
What is increasingly clear is that the terms ‘‘innovation’’ and ‘‘employee engagement’’ are inherently linked. Innovation is, at its core, a leadership responsibility, and therein lies the real opportunity. Harness people’s natural curiosity and capabilities and the race is half won.
There’s no news yet as to how this portal is being utilised but its a nice idea spawned by the desire to make an expanding team feel more connected.