Agile Innovation Systems, Methods

Agile Innovation Systems

Agile Thinking is a framework for innovation execution within any organization. It can be defined as an execution-centered and business value driven decision making methodology for building an efficient, agile and impactful innovation delivery system.
With execution as the central pillar, coupled with the principles of accountability and flexible resource deployment, it allows for the design of an adaptable and effective organization structure for reliable delivery of new ideas to market.

Agile Thinking as a methodology has crystallized out of practical experience with delivering innovation within leading global corporations. In the simplest terms, it is a formal method for practical resolution of key challenges that organizations face when delivering innovation. It is based on a fundamental belief that an unexecuted idea is a worthless proposition and that the execution must be an integral part of any innovation management system from the start.
A big part of the Agile Thinking concept involves appreciation of the fact that each organization is unique and inspiring the ability to build on your unique strengths by utilizing flexible resource re-deployment through collaboration, alignment and accountability.

Methods, strategy

Innovation is Important Aspect: Here Are #5 Ways to Fuel It

The human mind is wired to ensure survival and there is great comfort to be in a zone where most things are  familiar and operate with certainty, and in the pattern. This is really good for mechanical requirements, data based tasks and where numbers matter. But with subjective creatures like human beings, what will appeals to them is a question that defies any clear answer.

In today’s times, innovation is at the forefront, a driving force that can ensure an organisation being at the top of its game. What the companies have them staring in the face, is a complex flux – not only of data, but of people in general – actions that are as whimsical and different from one another in choice, tastes and preferences as can be. So what would it take to reach their mind space and grab attention?

20151228154022-shutterstock-147039038Innovation is the one important aspect and here are some ways of fuelling it:

1. Abandon compartmentalisation: Too many rigid structures and belief systems interfere with adaptation. The brain needs to follow a more fluid way of thinking that focuses on the road ahead, rather than periodically keep stopping to gauge and compare with past methods. Sure, this could be a Plan B…but there is absolute and dire requirement of ideas and innovations that are unfazed by history. Welcome and nurture the mavericks on your team.

2. Apply “doing differently” to everyday, routine activities: Human beings are creatures of habit and mundane personal habits have an insidious way of trickling into the way, professional assignments are handled too. So if one is habituated to brushing teeth with the right hand, try left for a week; if perforce you visit certain sections while grocery shopping first, visit them last for some time; try reading a different author or on a different discipline that would not be a normal choice! These and many more things done differently, challenge your brain to build new neural pathways and recreate more possibilities – it can fuel innovation in a great way as now, the brain begins to believe that things are possible in many different ways.

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