Innovation – so good it hurts! Joe Saxton. Tel: 020 7426 8888 Email: [email protected] Web: www.nfpsynergy.net. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?.
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The answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
Wrong Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the refrigerator. Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.
What is this thing called innovation? crocodiles.
Why you need innovation?
Some things for you to do at home
What stops innovation?Five big things to talk about
Creativity is the new ideas crocodiles.
Innovation is the management of putting them into practice
You can have fantastic creativity – but without putting them into practice it is wastedInnovation or creativity
Text messaging crocodiles.
Face to face fundraising
Tesco’s loyalty cardSome classic innovations
Great ideas…. crocodiles.
Turned into tests and learning….
Turned into commercial reality…..
Railed against by the mainstream….
And then accepted as the normBut innovation is more than just new ideas
Nobody dares to be different crocodiles.
Or nobody is different
Nobody knows why they do what they do
Its just the way it was when you were a child
All the competitors feel very similar
Margins are slim and volatile
When internally people spend their time saying ‘you don’t understand how things are done’How you can tell when a market is ready for innovation
Did he look a bit like this? crocodiles.
Could be a person crocodiles.
Or a china doll
Or made of cloth / wood / metal etc.
Where in the nursery rhyme does it mention eggs!
If we do what we’ve always done, we’ll get what we’ve always got!Who Says He Is Egg Shaped?
In small groups make a list of the way you have seen innovation encouraged or how you think it could be encouraged
In small groups make a list of the way you have seen innovation stifled or discouraged.
If you have finished one exercise do the otherExercise 4 and 5
Lead from the top innovation encouraged or how you think it could be encouraged
Make clear that the status quo isn’t sufficient
Create budgets for innovation
Make sure new ideas happen
Constantly look for new ideas from existing staff and volunteers – and act on them
Praise and reward the innovatorsCreating a culture where innovation can thrive
Budgets set 18 months ahead innovation encouraged or how you think it could be encouraged
People blamed for failing after trying
Grassroots ideas ignored
Slow ponderous nitpicky decision making
Culture of conformity
Get trustees or committees involvedInnovation is stopped very easily:
"Creativity is just having enough dots to connect.” innovation encouraged or how you think it could be encouraged
(Steve Jobs, Apple)
“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.”