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Spring Housecleaning for Your Innovation Management Practice

What elements of your practice are getting in the way of your effectiveness as a practice leader?Is it time to break out the mop and bucket?See More
Apr 14
Doug Collins promoted Doug Collins's blog post On Sustaining Innovation
Mar 24
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On Sustaining Innovation

The successful innovation practitioner walks and chews gum at the same time.See More
Mar 24
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Innovation Management Goes to the Gemba of Quality Management

Quality management and innovation management are two peas in a pod. They share the same intent and many, many of the same practices. How might they complement one another as their respective practitioners work to transform the organization?…See More
Mar 10
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Incubator Nation: The Rise of the Business Incubator

The incubator offers two benefits: as a pathway for internal entrepreneurship and as a fresh pair of eyes on the problem. See More
Feb 10
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The Employee Suggestion System Turns 135

In this article, I share excerpts that touch on employee suggestion systems and compare where matters stand today.To what extent does the future of work borrow from the past? See More
Jan 27
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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
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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
Doug Collins posted a blog post

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

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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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Spring Housecleaning for Your Innovation Management Practice

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What elements of your practice are getting in the way of your effectiveness as a practice leader?

Is it time to break out the mop and bucket?…

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On Sustaining Innovation

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 13:53 0 Comments

The successful innovation practitioner walks and chews gum at the same time.…

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