Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Innovation drives economic growth  source- Nesta.org.uk

The prize, according to Nesta’s report, is what innovation still offers us. Here, Paul Hobcraft reports on the reality that innovation is presently stagnating in the UK, following his recent article Strike! Innovation is on strike! Continue reading

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Strike! Innovation is on strike!

Today innovation is actually on strike! Just take a look at the first of a two-part series with innovation news from Nesta, UK. Continue reading

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Reorganized, Delayered and Downsized – goodbye trust

So who has not faced one of those moments when it is announced that there is a reorganization about to take place, it happens in all organizations. It often has the habit of freezing what you are doing; you begin to put things on hold, waiting to understand what this latest reorganization has in store for you. The questions start building up in your mind, it starts to block you. Creativity begins to be lost. Reservations begin to grip the thinking. Continue reading

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Why We Often Can

“Perpetuating history”, as Clayton Christensen would certainly say, “simply opens the doors to disruptive innovation”. We need to really recognize ALL the symptoms on why we can’t internally self-disrupt. Continue reading

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Our Culture Governs the Greatness of Innovation Efforts

Managing a fluid, rapidly changing culture that promotes innovation is complex. So often it is left to chance, left to individual experiment and interpretation, far too ad hoc in its design and progress. Culture needs a very conscious designing into organizations. Continue reading

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Eight Innovation Drivers for our Innovating Future

In two short posts I have extracted a couple of strands of thought from a fairly detailed report, examining innovation’s future… where innovation might be heading and the consequences and implications for what this might mean for each of us. This is the second post. Continue reading

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Improving Returns on your Innovation Investment

Recently Arthur D Little provided their latest innovation excellence study, its 8th Global Innovation Excellence Study, into what companies can do to achieve a better return on their investment in innovation management. Continue reading

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