Innovation Terms and Metrics24 Jun, 2014 By: Robert Green
Blogger Kotelnikov argues that innovation has several forms, with different risks and rewards for all.
In my article "Practice Incremental Innovation," I discussed the difference between radical and incremental innovation, and what that difference means to CAD managers' ability to implement change in the workplace. For another take on that concept, I recommend an interesting blog post by Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of the Ten3 Business e-Coaching training and Disruptive Innovation authority.
Kotelnikov makes the argument that innovation has several forms, each with its own risks and rewards. Along the way he links to resources from respected authorities, including Guy Kawasaki (former Chief Evangelist for Apple, and Google advisor), that make for thought-provoking reading. I've heard about these concepts in the past, but this particular write-up is clear and provides great context for technical managers, especially as it pertains to incremental innovation.
I know that during the day-to-day hassles of keeping things running, we all tend to forget about how much we have to innovate to optimize our business processes over time. Read through some of the resources called out in this post and think about how using a program of incremental innovation can help you in your day-to-day quest for continual improvement.
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