The future of planes: one huge artificial window

The Center for Process Innovation in the UK has released a video that shows the ‘plane of the future’… without windows to decrease weight and CO2 emmission and to increase comfort. A beautiful example of Open Innovation where Aerospace Engineering meets Consumer Electronics meets Sustainability. Read full article: The future of planes: one huge artificial window

Brilliant Management Advice From Google’s Eric Schmidt on How Google Works

This week, Eric Schmidt posted a presentation on Slideshare about Innovation Management at Google. It highlights the role of innovation culture, creativity, talent and more key elements that every organization that thinks about managing innovation should start with. Read full article: Brilliant Management Advice From Google’s Eric Schmidt on How Google Works

Constraints that Help or Hinder Creative Performance: A Motivational Approach

The proposed framework predicts the effects of working under two distinct types of constraints (those that limit vs. channel cognitive resources) depending on people’s motivational orientation (approach vs. avoidance). The main predictions are that constraints that limit cognitive resources undermine performance more under avoidance than under approach motivation, and that constraints that channel cognitive resources facilitate creativity under avoidance but not under approach motivation. While some of the predictions within [&hellip

Emotions as Constraining and Facilitating Factors for Creativity: Companionate Love and Anger

This article indicates that the effects of anger on organizational innovation involve behavioural and cognitive facets. The behavioural effects of anger lead employees to criticize imperfection, correct errors, propose ideas boldly and take spontaneous actions. These behaviours are advantageous for asserting and evaluating ideas. The cognitive effect of anger enhances creativity and increases cognitive fluency. However, anger can cause distractions at work and hurt relationships and co-operation among co-workers. In [&hellip

Ten Faces of Innovation in an Infographic

After our successfull June post in which we have summarized the highlights of Keeley’s book on the Ten Types of Innovation, we have now created a new infographic. This time, we’ll put Kelley’s Ten Faces of Innovation in the spotlight. First published in 2005, but still growing in popularity, this work focuses on the different roles people can adopt in innovation teams. The Ten Faces of Innovation are: – The [&hellip

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