Why Burger Flippers are more RELIABLE than Innovation Managers

01/13/2015

If you want to increase speed to market and decrease risk you need to drive out variation in your innovation system.
One of the best ways to do that is to upgrade from " management by objective"  to management coaching of WHAT, WHY & HOW. 

The Antidote to Today's Crisis

10/18/2014

To paraphrase Dr. W. Edwards Deming from Out of the Crisis. “The aim of this book is transformation of the style of management.  Transformation of management is not a job of reconstruction, nor is it revision.  It requires a whole new structure, from foundation upward.  Mutation might be the word, except that mutation implies unordered spontaneity.  Transformation must take place with directed effort.  The aim of this book is to supply the direction. “
The “Crisis" Dr. Deming was referring to in the early 80’s was the unprecedented decline in sales and profitability experienced by the western world as a result of the advantage Japanese companies had in designing and manufacturing products with meaningfully higher quality and reliability.

Freedom FROM versus Freedom TO...

08/24/2014

Thomas L Friedman in today's New York Times August 24, 2014 writes that there is a difference between “Freedom from” and “Freedom to.”
In a work situation “Freedom from” bosses that are jerks and oppressive working conditions is a given in most parts of the modern world.

So What Is This Thing Called Innovation Engineering

07/14/2014

Last week the Innovation Engineering Institute team gathered  to think deeply.  One of the many outputs was the thought piece below on what Innovation Engineering is and how it works.
Enjoy,

Doug Hall

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