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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
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Placing Time on Your Side for Collaborative Innovation

Time represents the persistent, substantive constraint to being effective within an organization. Can you have a moment of a sponsor’s time to share the benefits of collaborative innovation? Does the sponsor and challenge team perceive you as respecting their time once you persuade them to pursue the practice with you?This article speaks to time. What does it mean…See More
Mar 26
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Realizing one’s potential for leadership through collaborative innovation

Part twelve of the Dirty Maple series finds the Idea Mill Program for collaborative innovation bearing fruit in authentic, unexpected ways.Do we have the courage to nurture the right environment in the knowledge—the faith—that good outcomes will result? That people will see the chance to realize their potential for leadership, and take it?Lastly, is it wise,…See More
Feb 18
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Two Ingredients for Pursuing Externally Focused Innovation

Organizations increasingly seek new forms of innovation—and, for themselves, transformation—by engaging in co-creation with the suppliers, clients, and consumers that comprise their value streams. What insights might be gained from organizations that have begun to realize their potential for leadership by embracing openness as a core element of their charter?This…See More
Feb 4
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Does pursuing the practice of collaborative innovation make us citizens of the Digital Age?

Part eleven of the story of the Dirty Maple Flooring Company finds challenge participant Carlos Gutierrez embracing his role in the global economy.How might the practice of collaborative innovation help people find their way forward in the Digital Age?How might the practice give people a voice?Does pursuing the practice of collaborative innovation make us…See More
Jan 23
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Weighing the pros and cons of engaging in collaborative innovation

Part ten of the Dirty Maple Flooring Company series finds two members of the team that are managing the challenge weighing the benefits and costs of their participation and their patronage.Why might people participate in a collaborative innovation challenge?How do they think about the benefits?…See More
Jan 8
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The Dirty Maple Flooring Company: Part 09 – the Youngbloods contribute an idea to the innovation challenge

Part nine of the series finds the Youngblood brothers contributing their first idea to the collaborative innovation challenge sponsored by their supplier, The Dirty Maple Flooring Company. What elements comprise a fully formed idea on the fuzzy, fuzzy front end of innovation? Consider, design thinkers: Does not one idea tend to spawn another? Creativity…See More
Dec 24, 2013
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The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 08

Part eightof the series finds our protagonist Charlie Bangbang working on the internal communications for launching the first collaborative innovation challenge at The Dirty Maple Flooring Company. How might he weave the business goals for the challenge into the introductory language?See More
Dec 12, 2013
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Innovation Architecture: Charlie Bangbang Finds Yerba Mate Inspiration

The Digital Age comes to us bearing the gifts of transparency and immediacy. Mindful execution, emboldened by authentic leadership, becomes our differentiation. The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 07See More
Nov 28, 2013
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Innovation Architecture meets lean: Charlie Bangbang goes for the gemba

Organizations shake and remake themselves to survive and thrive in the Digital Age. What critical conversations need to happen? What processes need to change? How might the practice of collaborative innovation help people find their way forward? Innovation architect Doug Collins tells the storyof the fictional Dirty Maple Flooring Company as it finds its…See More
Nov 13, 2013
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The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 05

Organizations shake and remake themselves to survive and thrive in the Digital Age. What critical conversations need to happen amongst stakeholders? What processes need to change? How might the practice of collaborative innovation help people find their way forward?This series tells the story of fictional Dirty Maple Flooring Company as it finds its own way forward. Part…See More
Oct 29, 2013
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The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 03

Organizations shake and remake themselves to survive and thrive in the Digital Age. What critical conversations need to happen amongst stakeholders? What processes need to change? How might the practice of collaborative innovation help people find their way forward?Innovation architect Doug Collins tells the story of the fictional Dirty Maple Flooring Company as it finds its own way forward. The latest part three starts…See More
Oct 2, 2013
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Sep 17, 2013
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The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 01

Organizations of all shapes and sizes have begun the journey of remaking themselves so that they can thrive in the Digital Age. Innovation architect Doug Collins tells the taleof the journey that the fictional Dirty Maple Flooring Company takes in finding its own way forward. The Dirty Maple Flooring Company narrative runs through 2013.See More
Sep 4, 2013
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Introducing the IDC Captivate Program for Collaborative Innovation

People who pursue collaborative innovation wrestle with how best to describe the practice to their colleagues and to the larger community.How best to paint a compelling picture of the practice which encourages others to engage in ideation?In this article innovation architect Doug Collins paints a picture by way of drafting a communication from a senior…See More
Aug 21, 2013
Doug Collins posted a blog post

Internal Communications, Meet Collaborative Innovation

Groups handling internal communications within their organizations experiment with engaging employees through virtual forums. These forums create space for collaboration. In time, meaningful collaboration foments a culture of innovation.How might internal communications advance this culture? How might they secure deeper engagement?This article explores how securing deeper commitment between organization and employee opens the door to deeper engagement.…See More
Aug 7, 2013

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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.
What can this community do for you? (we ask this question in part because we want a spam free community for you and other members)
I want to understand what design thinking can offer to the practice of collaborative innovation -- and vice versa.

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The Dirty Maple Flooring Company Enters the Digital Age: Part 14

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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?…

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Placing Time on Your Side for Collaborative Innovation

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 15:04 0 Comments

Time represents the persistent, substantive constraint to being effective within an organization. Can you have a moment of a sponsor’s time to share the benefits of collaborative innovation? Does the sponsor and challenge team perceive you as respecting their time once you persuade them to pursue the practice with you?

This…

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Realizing one’s potential for leadership through collaborative innovation

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 14:22 0 Comments

Part twelve of the Dirty Maple series finds the Idea Mill Program for collaborative innovation bearing fruit in authentic, unexpected ways.

Do we have the courage to nurture the right environment in the…

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Two Ingredients for Pursuing Externally Focused Innovation

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 14:35 0 Comments

Organizations increasingly seek new forms of innovation—and, for themselves, transformation—by engaging in co-creation with the suppliers, clients, and consumers that comprise their value streams. What insights might be gained from organizations that have begun to realize their potential for leadership by embracing openness as a core element of their charter?…

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