Innovation management


Introducing innovations through outsourcing processes

Innovation Management

To install new technologies, the innovation management process requires integrating the natural competition with the “old” technologies and the use of “oursoucing” as a catalyst.The development of a philanthropic activity in Texas (US) allowed synthesizing a new “Innovation Management”

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strategy. It has to be considered that an innovation is such when it cannot be managed with the existing “mindset” and requires a change of habits.

This research included, among others, the applications at Diners Club (1981), American Express, ING, ABB, BASF, Massey Ferguson, Shell, La Caja, Renault, IBM and TWG.

Competition

This strategy is based on accepting the natural competition between the existing technologies and the new technologies. This competition might have two different concepts: It might be a supplementary competition that implies an opposition of the organization or it can be a complementary competition that is based on the acceptance of a new additional value.

The “supplementation based competition” inhibits any innovation while the complementary competition works as a “gravitational force” to introduce innovations. This gravitational force provides a stable context for the implementation of innovations and sustains the need for them.

Killing Innovations

BIG CHANGES: Unicist Change Strategy“Supplementation based competition” is such when there are “ego conflicts” between the new technology and the leaders of the organization.

This is frequent in small organizations, which are naturally reluctant to innovations. This type of competition is based on considering the new technology as redundant with the existing technology.

Complementary competition, on the other hand, requires using an outsourcing process of innovations.

This implies the outsourcing of the coordination of the process, including the client in such process. This allows introducing the concept of the innovation in order to introduce the necessary “mindset” in the organization. It does not include the outsourcing of the operation, which is done by the members of the organization.

Outsourcing Processes as Catalysts

This outsourcing process works as a catalyst to introduce the innovation, which takes advantage of the natural complementary competition and transforms it into the main force to induce the changes.

Using the outsourcing of services as a catalyst is the most effective way to introduce innovations. But this role has to be formalized in a contract that needs to have an expiration date to ensure that the outsourcing service is not a business in itself.

When the outsourcing process is not formalized, the complementary competition evolves towards a “Competition based on Supplementation” and the change is neutralized. These outsourcing services need to be managed by Think Tanks integrated by members of the Unicist Group and members of the client.

The conclusion of this research work is the end of the research cycle 2015-2016.

It includes:
www.unicist.net/partner-news/148-new-researches-have-been-concluded-since-february-2015

www.unicist.org/conceptual-thinking/human-mindset

This is the “change management” strategy that has been formally adopted as a standard by the Unicist Group and its members. It is the application of the paradigm shift in sciences in the field of “change management”. It makes change management be manageable.

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Energy Saving in Business Management

Work implies producing a displacement of something in the real world. Every displacement generates a friction that needs to be managed.

When two people are doing something in a working environment and one of them produces work and the other is inactive, the friction produced is extremely destructive.

It produces a paradoxical situation because:

1) There is an extreme conflict if the friction is not eliminated.
2) If the parts are “lubricated”, there will be no friction but the person who is inactive will continue doing nothing.
3) The inactive person needs to judge what the other part is doing because that judgment sustains her/his self-esteem.
4) Finally, the one who does the work ends up being judged by the one who cannot do it and the conflict escalates to the maximal level.

Apparent movement is worse than inaction

Inaction appears often hidden behind apparent actions that are done without having assumed the responsibility for producing results. These apparent actions are based on fallacious decisions that produce negative results because they generate costs without adding value.

In this case they do not produce friction; they directly produce an “explosion” of the situation or an “implosion” of the actions.

If this conflict is not faced the natural trend towards minimum energy consumption (*) and inaction will prevail, eliminating both apparent actions and real actions.

To deal with this problem the nature of doers has to be understood in order to avoid their quitting. Access a free e-book on the Nature of Doers http://unicist.org/deb_doers.php

(*) In a closed system, with constant external parameters and entropy, the internal energy will decrease and approach a minimum value at equilibrium.

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Think Green: The Unicist Standard in Business Management

Thinking Green in the field of Business Management implies organizing  processes using energy saving technologies.

The Unicist Standard in Management implies the use of Unicist Object Driven Management to integrate objects in the processes to integrate hardware with software and peopleware.

The final result is a Unicist Cybernetic approach that minimizes the energy consumed by the management process while increasing the reliability and the focus on value generation.

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Learning from Procter & Gamble using the Unicist Standard

The notorious capacity of Procter & Gamble is given by the way it manages the social insertion of innovations.

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Innovation is the basis for economic growth.  Essentially, countries, cultures, institutions, and individuals grow only in the fields where they are open to innovations.

The purpose of innovation is to overcome scarcity. That is why only people or cultures that have the will, find the way to overcome scarcity.  This is the cultural context that fosters innovation.

The driver of innovation is human creation. The word creation is used in the sense of recreation. Humans create based on the existing energy.

The maximal strategy of innovations drives towards the solution of a scarcity. Therefore innovative organizations have the perception that they add value to the environment. But this is only true if the minimum strategy is also fulfilled.

The minimum strategy implies inserting the innovations into the social capital of the environment. Social capital is defined by the strength of the bonds that integrate the members of a community.

Commercial innovations need to be only one step ahead of the habits of the environment. If they are more than one step ahead they fail, unless there is an extreme need and they are, implicitly, a “back to basics”.

In this field Procter & Gamble is a notorious benchmark.

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Benchmarking Procter & Gamble: Unicist Innovation

Procter & Gamble is a world leader in innovation. This allows learning from P&G how to manage innovation to make it successful in the markets.

The Unicist Standard includes a fundamental approach to deal with innovations that allows integrating fundamentals with technical analytical knowledge to produce successful innovations.

The question we are posing is: Which are the fundamentals of innovation?

You can find information on how Procter & Gamble deals with innovations presented by Robert Bob McDonald, COO of Procter & Gamble. There are two short presentations at:

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In one week you will find a response to the fundamentals of innovation on this blog.

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Unicist Org Lab: Unicist Continuous Improvement Alliances

Unicist Continuous Improvement is based on the use of objects. It implies improving the objects included in processes in order to obtain results.

Unicist Continuous ImprovementContinuous improvement integrates innovation to improve the processes and the objects that are being used to ensure the achievement of a higher level of effectiveness.

The natural segments of continuous improvement are:

1) Repair
2) Update
3) Upgrade
4) Renewal

Maximal strategies are driven by innovation. They are put into action by the implementation of big changes that go beyond the existing boundaries of the present operation and are sustained by the external need represented by the client centered management.

Minimum strategies are driven by quality assurance, put into action by the development and implementation of medium changes and sustained by the personalized organization that ensures an effective participative action model.

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The Unicist Fundamentals of Mozilla

A navigator is the person on board of a ship or aircraft responsible for its navigation. The navigator is not the captain, but provides the information to the captain in order to make adequate decisions. Therefore, the navigator’s primary responsibility is to be aware of the ship or aircraft’s position at all times.

A Navigator on the Internet is an object that substitutes the individual that navigates a ship or airplane to position the user in the World Wide Web.

In business there are many activities that are homologous to navigators:

-Market Research
-Strategic Positioning
-Diagnosing
-Scenario Building
-Information Technology, etc.

In order to benchmark Mozilla’s experience we would consider that it is a way to navigate the Internet providing alternatives to the “captain” in order to use the platform as a tool to develop the activity s/he has planned.

The Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is simpler. It provides basically a rigid navigation platform to ensure that individuals can access information. IE doesn’t pretend to be an adaptive platform. It pretends to be a simple access to the Internet. Thus it is the natural navigator for individuals who just use Internet as an access to information.

The more participative the design of the navigators, the more flexible they can work. The more flexible they are, the higher the level of the “persons” to deal with them.

Mozilla is an example that can only be benchmarked if it is experienced in real use, as well as its comparison with the Internet Explorer Concept.

This benchmark will help you design adaptive systems. The Unicist Standard allows developing flexible designs with quality assurance.

We recommend listening to John Lilly’s lecture, CEO of Mozilla.  You will access the core fundamental of Mozilla’s success.

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General Electric, a world leader in innovation

As Nikola Tesla laid the groundings for “Innovative Research Laboratories”, Thomas A. Edison laid the groundings for “Product Development Laboratories.”

The unicist standard for business strategy allows defining the fundamentals of General Electric’s business in order to benchmark its experiences.

General Electric was born together with the “Product Development Laboratories” of Thomas A. Edison. Thus General Electric’s business concept is driven by research in all the fields where it considers there is a possibility to generate added value to the market.

In the development of innovations, the minimum strategy drives toward the building of social capital. This is the central fundamental of General Electric and it is sustained by the diversified “Product Development Laboratories” they have around the world.

General Electric is a leading firm in the different fields it works because, besides being extremely innovative, it is Market Value Adding focused.

Being focused on market value adding allows developing useful researches and strengthening the market bonds by improving the social capital in the environment.

The structural approach to innovations developed by General Electric is an “extreme” benchmark for innovative businesses.

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Benchmarking Mozilla: grasping unicist fundamentals

Listening to the lecture of  John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla, you will access the core fundamental of Mozilla’s success.

It will drive you to a different world.

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In two weeks you will find the answer on this blog.

Suggestion: Reflect on it. The answer is between the lines.

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Benchmarking General Electric: The Nature of Innovation

Managing the nature of innovation is basic when dealing with growth. This is something General Electric manages since the era of Thomas Edison.

The Unicist Standard in Innovation Management deals with the object driven technologies that are necessary to manage innovations.

You will find the information on the nature of innovation between the lines of Jeff Immelt’s lecture, CEO of G.E:
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Next week we will be providing the ontology of innovation in order to help benchmark General Electric.

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