Companies try to put a process around innovation. Use your favorite cookbook and recipe ... put in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees ... out pops innovation. Wouldn't that be neat? However, it's not that easy.
Innovation happens when the environment encourages free thought, and the ability to fail. Here are some neat resources to challenge your imagination:
- What is your work environment like? What if you had a tool like ConnectBeam (8 minute demo from the Scoble Show). You will see how social networking / web 2.0 software can be used effectively in a private corporate environment.
- Ah yes ... the Scoble Show ... author of Naked Conversations. This book and its writing was an innovation process in itself. The authors, Robert Scoble and Shel Israel had the blogging community help them write their book (all chapters were made available online). Listen to this IT Conversations podcast interview with the authors about the book and its development process. You've obviously heard of Open Source Software, but Open Source Authoring???