Strategic Innovation Toolkit for Managers

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About this course: Does your business culture nurture innovation, or stifle it? Are you looking for ways to build your business creatively but finding daunting constraints at every turn? This course is designed to help you understand the forces that limit innovation, identify those barriers in your own business culture, and break free of them to realize the full value of your imagination. You’ll learn new skills and strategies that you can immediately apply to drive innovation in your group or organization, and you’ll build an understanding of the six most common constraints on innovation in both individual and group settings—that is, the six ways that creative thinking is often sabotag…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Does your business culture nurture innovation, or stifle it? Are you looking for ways to build your business creatively but finding daunting constraints at every turn? This course is designed to help you understand the forces that limit innovation, identify those barriers in your own business culture, and break free of them to realize the full value of your imagination. You’ll learn new skills and strategies that you can immediately apply to drive innovation in your group or organization, and you’ll build an understanding of the six most common constraints on innovation in both individual and group settings—that is, the six ways that creative thinking is often sabotaged before it can produce results. You’ll also learn to recognize stakeholders who are actively invested in stopping your ideas in their tracks. Finally, you’ll examine societal and technical constraints that you’ll need to overcome to foster a forward-thinking culture. Through case studies and interactive exercises, you’ll learn how to: - Generate, assess, and implement great ideas in your organization - Build your organization’s capacity for innovation, including creating an innovative culture - Lead innovation projects, processes, and teams - Recognize big issues lurking on the horizon before they become constraints - Drive adoption of great ideas - Develop and manage an innovation portfolio - Innovate to stay relevant and competitive in a fast-changing landscape

Created by:  Vanderbilt University
  • Taught by:  David A. Owens, PhD, PE, Professor

    Practice of Management and Innovation
Basic Info Course 1 of 4 in the Business Essentials for Managers Specialization Level Intermediate Commitment 3-4 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.9 stars Average User Rating 4.9See what learners said Travail en cours

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction: Why Everyone Wants Innovation But No One Wants to Change



5 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Creative People Must Be Stopped
  2. Video: Academic Theories of Innovation
  3. Video: Constraints Framework
  4. Video: Why Constraints Matter
  5. Video: Six Innovation Constraints
  6. Demande de discussion: The World's 50 Most (OVERRATED) Innovative Companies
  7. Lecture: Constraint Diagnostic Assessment
  8. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chapter 1

Graded: Quiz No. 1

Individual Constraints: Why Most of Us Are Creative Than We Think



7 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: The Story of a Creative Mind
  2. Video: The Paper Clip Exercise
  3. Video: Perception Constraints
  4. Video: Intellection Constraints
  5. Video: Intellection Constraints, Part 2
  6. Video: Expression Constraints
  7. Video: Being a Creative Individual
  8. Demande de discussion: What stops you?
  9. Lecture: Link to Diagnostic Survey #1: Individual Constraints
  10. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chap. 2

Graded: Quiz No. 2

WEEK 2


Group Constraints



7 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Why a Brainstorm Can Be Worse
  2. Video: Information Versus Emotion Processing
  3. Video: Group Culture as Constraint
  4. Video: The Effect of Space on Groups
  5. Video: Process as the Key to Innovation
  6. Video: Overcoming Process Constraints
  7. Video: Leading a Group Brainstorm
  8. Demande de discussion: Brainstorming Fails
  9. Lecture: Link to Diagnostic Survey #2: Group Constraints
  10. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chap. 3

Graded: Quiz No. 3

Organizational Constraints



6 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: How Organizations Stop Innovation
  2. Video: Strategy as Constraint
  3. Video: Organizational Structure and Innovation
  4. Video: Overcoming Structural Constraints
  5. Video: Resource Allocation and Innovation
  6. Video: Measuring Innovation
  7. Demande de discussion: Organizations that are innovation challenged
  8. Lecture: Link to Diagnostic Survey #3: Organization Constraints
  9. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chap. 4

Graded: Quiz No. 4

WEEK 3


Industry Constraints: If It's Such a Great Idea, Why Isn't Our Competitor Doing It?



5 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Industry Constraints
  2. Video: Competition as Force and Barrier
  3. Video: Suppliers Don't Want Innovation
  4. Video: Market Constraints
  5. Video: Disruptive Innovations
  6. Demande de discussion: The least innovative industries
  7. Lecture: Link to Diagnostic Survey #4: Industry Constraints
  8. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chap. 5

Graded: Quiz No. 5

Societal Constraints: Why My Innovation Means You Have to Change



6 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Social Constraints
  2. Video: Identity and Social Values
  3. Video: Protecting the Vulnerable
  4. Video: History as Obligation
  5. Video: Segway Case A
  6. Video: Segway Case B
  7. Demande de discussion: Impressive social innovations
  8. Lecture: Link to Diagnostic Survey #5: Societal Constraints
  9. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chap. 6

Graded: Quiz No. 6

WEEK 4


Technological Constraints: How to Take a Really Hard Problem and Make It Completely Impossible



4 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Technology - Why Some Things Are Hard to Do
  2. Video: The Physics of Innovation
  3. Video: Putting First Things First
  4. Video: Ecology and Innovation
  5. Demande de discussion: Beneficial technological innovations
  6. Lecture: Link to Diagnostic Survey #6: Technological Constraints
  7. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chap. 7

Graded: Quiz No. 7

When Failure Is Not an Option: Leading an Innovative Strategy



10 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: When Failure Is Not an Option
  2. Video: Driving Adoption Part A
  3. Video: Driving Adoption Part B
  4. Video: Leading the Innovation Process 1
  5. Video: Leading the Innovation Process 2
  6. Video: Improving Innovation Capacity in Organizations
  7. Video: Building an Innovation Portfolio
  8. Video: Leading an Innovation Team
  9. Video: Thinking Inside the Box
  10. Video: Nine Dumb Ideas About Innovation
  11. Lecture: Optional: Creative People Must Be Stopped, Chap. 8

Graded: Quiz No. 8
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