The inaugural Innovation Excellence chat

Innovation #ixchat

Recently Braden Kelley moderated the first Innovation Excellence tweetjam.

Braden and Rowan Gibson both host the Innovation Excellence site for the Global Innovation Community. This is a seemingly endless store of tips, articles, presentations, etc, etc to inspire innovation. Definitely worth a visit. (http://www.innovationexcellence.com/)
Anyway, there was some interesting discussion in the tweetjam. And there was an amazing amount of retweets as the participants shared the innovation wisdom that was appearing on their screen.
Below I have captured the main flow of tweets.
(To get to the raw stream, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Getting set to kick off inaugural Innovation Excellence Office Hours over on #ixchat – I’ll be doing #innovation Q&A – Questions to #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Welcome everyone to #ixchat ! I am the author of ‘Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire’ and co-founder of http://t.co/QmGa6KO #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Q1: What is one of the most overlooked parts of creating #innovation success? – #ixchat
IXchat
August 16, 2011
Internal and external communications are central to successful #innovation and too often they are left for the end #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Successful #Innovation = Value Creation * Value Access * Value Translation /// and value translation takes time and focus to do well #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Value Translation is about taking the value that you’ve created with your new #innovation and evangelizing it in a way people get #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Value Translation occurs along a continuum between explanation for more incremental #innovation to education for true disruptions #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Successful companies focus on Value Translation from the beginning, testing messages internally and adapting for external audiences #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Even a great company like #apple underestimated the importance of value translation in launching the iPad and suffered ridicule #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
But within three months, Apple came up with brilliant OOH advertising that translated the iPad’s value perfectly in a single image #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Backlash against iPad’s launch statement should serve as cautionary tale of why investments in #innovation value translation matter #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
#innovation value translation should also not be expected to happen over night or to be the need of a single audience… #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
What things are you seeing done in cultures to create the environment to foster fun and safety to lead to innovative risk? #ixchat
Niskir
August 16, 2011
Take Segway example. Incredible #invention – game changer. Failing so far because regulatory, political, etc hurdles underestimated #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Because #innovation value translation can take time, often you must begin effort at the same time you begin creating the solution #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Other necessary #innovation communications investments include defining innovation and creating a common language of innovation #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Every context and culture is different, so every organization needs its own customized common #innovation language #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Without common language of #innovation, organization will struggle to embed innovation into culture or to unlock employee passion #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
I started to have a bit of connectivity issues. I hope the time was useful. We will bring you office hours from others in future 🙂 #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Q2: What things are u seeing done in cultures to create environment to foster fun and safety to lead to innovative risk? #ixchat via @niskir
IXchat
August 16, 2011
Introducing greater flexibility into the organization and its environment can help to foster more fun and #innovation connectedness #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Many organizations are redesigning their work space to increase likelihood of chance encounters and side #innovation conversations #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
@innovate Education is caused by starting at the wrong place. Start at value, then you don’t have to translate to value. #innovation #ixchat
DavidWLocke
August 16, 2011
Work space design should always link to how work is done & integrate connectivity in a way that doesn’t interrupt creativity #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
But workspace is a small part – the ability to take innovative risk in an organization is much more cultural and measurement focused #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
@innovate…organizations will struggle to embed innovation in culture or unlock employee passion #ixchat http://t.co/GbcpHS1
GowerPublishing
August 16, 2011
Organizations committed to #innovation give employees flexibility & capability to experiment & to shift some time to this activity #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Some organizations even allocate part of management’s measurement and compensation to how they foster and create #innovation #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Budgets must also become more flexible to allow 4 execution of day-2-day while also allowing 4 experiments – some of which can fail #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
One way culture can shift to support more innovative risk taking is by working to instill a culture of learning from outcomes #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
Quietly checking the 1st Q & A session of #ixchat w/ @innovate this wk. Excellent Qs about how to create a culture for #innovation > #ixchat
CreativeSage
August 16, 2011
Engaging people in learning not just from failures but also successes, & providing the space and support for the learning to happen #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
[email protected]_Ishmael @bpluskowski & I wrote on #innovation #culture > Guide to #OpenInnovation & #Crowdsourcing http://t.co/NJNp3yd #ixchat
CreativeSage
August 16, 2011
Thank you all for attending our inaugural Innovation Excellence Office Hours – Sorry that things slowed down there at the end #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
@berkshire_ideas – #ixchat was 1st Innovation Excellence Office Hours giving people chance to tune in and ask #innovation questions #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011
@berkshire_ideas – We will begin listing future volunteer moderators here soon – http://ht.ly/64L3q – #innovation #ixchat
innovate
August 16, 2011

For a look at the raw #ixchat stream (along with a few interesting statistics about the tweetjam) click here.

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