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What Is the Secret Sauce for Your Collaborative Innovation Practice?

The savvy practitioner, by comparison, cannot rely on surface-level connections. They do not assume the sponsor sees immediately that the practice is for them because it’s called “innovation” and they ostensibly need “innovation.”See more at: http://innovationarchitecture.businesscatalyst.com/blog/secret-sauce-for-collaborative-innovation…See More
Jan 14
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Three Wishes for the Innovation Practitioner for 2015

New Year aspirations for people who pursue the practice of collaborative innovation.See More
Dec 31, 2014
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Pre-release of "The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: A Blueprint for Collaborative Innovation"

The third in the Innovation Architecture series, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age, is now available as a pre-order in iBook format for the iPad and the Mac.https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dirty-maple-flooring-company/id934251929?mt=11Example animation from the iBook……See More
Nov 3, 2014
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Measuring the Velocity of an Idea

How quickly do ideas in your organization go from discovery to reality? Do they go fast enough to keep people engaged?Learn more.See More
Oct 22, 2014
Doug Collins posted a blog post

Two Books for the Chief Innovation Officer

Organizations, embracing innovation, have taken the seemingly logical step of designating people to help “foment a culture of innovation.” Enter the chief innovation officer.People in this role must thread the needle. Taking too light a touch, they may be accused of cheerleading from the sidelines. Taking too heavy a touch, they may be accused of making a land grab for the functional roles of research & development and marketing.In this …See More
Sep 10, 2014
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Challenge Question Formation for Crowdsourcing

Organizationsthat pursue the inquiry-led form of collaborative innovation often have an outcome in mind. They may seek the “low-hanging fruit” of immediately actionable ideas. They may seek ideas that help to re-envision the business.…See More
Aug 28, 2014
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In Pursuit of “Actionable” Ideas

What makes an idea “actionable”?How does the practitioner increase the likelihood that their organization discovers them?See More
Aug 14, 2014
Doug Collins posted a blog post

What’s Good for the Innovation Management Goose

When we can be sure of nothing then we must be sure of the process by which we resolve ambiguity.See More
Jul 30, 2014
Doug Collins posted a blog post

Engaging in Real-Time Collaborative Innovation: From Share of Mind to Share of Market

 I continue to be amazed by the gifts people bring to the table, above and beyond whatever their title or role might indicate.See More
Jul 22, 2014
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A Father’s Guide to the Future of Work

Chief strategist Charlie Bangbang has experienced the first evolution of his practice of collaborative innovation at Dirty Maple by applying the blueprint.What lessons does he take about innovation management? About crowdsourcing? About leadership?Last fall columnist Doug Collins began the tale of how the Dirty Maple Flooring Company came to embrace the Digital Age through the practice of collaborative innovation. The latest, last episode appears…See More
Jul 15, 2014
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Measuring the Practice of Collaborative Innovation

How might we measure our practice of collaborative innovation? What story do we tell by the factors we identify and the indicators we track? Does the plot interest our audience?…See More
Jul 2, 2014
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Going forward, I will place myself more in the role of “question master.”

What might a virtuous circle of collaborative innovation look like?In this episode, our protagonists Charlie and Frankie review how the design of their practice reinforces itself from strategy to planning to execution to governance.…See More
Jun 17, 2014
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Are all ideas created equally? How might we tie the right metrics to the right ideas?

In this episode, Charlie shares with Frankie a map for how the organization might track the ideas surfaced through the Idea Mill Program. Are all ideas created equally? How might we tie the right metrics to the right ideas?Last fall our columnist the innovation architect Doug Collins began the tale of how the Dirty Maple Flooring Company came to embrace the Digital Age through the practice of collaborative innovation. The latest episode appears below. Readers may navigate the full series …See More
Jun 3, 2014
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No Margin, No Mission: Funding an Innovation Management Program

In this episode, the leaders of the Idea Mill Program for Collaborative Innovation engage Dirty Maple CEO Harry Lundstrom to secure funding for the long term.How might the organization fund a collaborative innovation program—and justify doing so? What space—physical and conceptual—does this funding open for people?See More
May 26, 2014
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Building Advocacy for Collaborative Innovation

The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 15Part fifteen of the series finds our protagonist Charlie Bangbang mulling sustainability.How might he help Dirty Maple sustain the momentum generated by the launch of their first collaborative innovation challenge? What motivates people to continue to engage? Is innovation part of everyone’s…See More
May 8, 2014
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The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 14

Part fourteen of the Dirty Maple Flooring series finds our leader Charlie Bangbang and his team resolving their first collaborative innovation challenge for the Idea Mill Program. How did it go? What did they do?And, is it wise to serve mett wurst for lunch, ahead of an afternoon collaboration session?See More
Apr 22, 2014

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Profession
Social Innovation
Company/ Organisation
Mindjet, Inc.
Location
Cincinnati
Website
http://www.innovationmanagement.se/author/doug-collins
Website
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougcollins
Blog
http://innovationarchitecture.com/
Twitter
http://mobile.twitter.com/InnoArchitect
Keywords/ interests
Doug Collins serves as an innovation architect. He helps organizations such as The Estee Lauder Companies, Jarden Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, The Procter & Gamble Company, and Ryder System navigate the fuzzy front end of innovation.

Doug develops approaches, creates forums, and structures engagements whereby people can convene to explore the critical questions facing the enterprise. He helps people assign economic value to the ideas and to the collaboration that result.

As an author, Doug explores ways in which people can apply the practice of collaborative innovation in his series Innovation Architecture: A New Blueprint for Engaging People through Collaborative Innovation. His bi-weekly column appears in the publication Innovation Management. Doug serves on the board of advisors for Frost & Sullivan’s Global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL).

Today, Doug works as senior practice leader at social innovation company Mindjet, where he consults with a range of clients. He focuses on helping them realize their potential for leadership by applying the practice of collaborative innovation.
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What Is the Secret Sauce for Your Collaborative Innovation Practice?

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 13:26 0 Comments

The savvy practitioner, by comparison, cannot rely on surface-level connections. They do not assume the sponsor sees immediately that the practice is for them because it’s called “innovation” and they ostensibly need “innovation.”

See more at:…

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Three Wishes for the Innovation Practitioner for 2015

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 13:56 0 Comments

New Year aspirations for people who pursue the practice of collaborative innovation.

Pre-release of "The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: A Blueprint for Collaborative Innovation"

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 16:18 0 Comments

The third in the Innovation Architecture series, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age, is now available as a pre-order in iBook format for the iPad and the Mac.…

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Measuring the Velocity of an Idea

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 13:30 0 Comments

How quickly do ideas in your organization go from discovery to reality? Do they go fast enough to keep people engaged?

Learn more.…

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