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The Jazz of Innovation

Effective Innovation Process: Improvisation Within a Guiding Structure

Free Inspirational Micro-course

by: Vadim Kotelnikov, Founder of Innovarsityfree online Innovation University!

List of Slides

  1. Improvisation Within a Guiding Structure

  2. Innovation Process: Traditional vs. Flexible Model

  3. The Jazz of Innovation: the Key Components

  4. The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips

  5. Corporate Innovation System: 1+5 Key Elements

  6. Creating Culture for Innovation: 5 Strategies

  7. Creative Chaos Environment

  8. Loose-Tight Leadership

  9. The Fun Factor

  10. Yin-Yang of the Jazz of Innovation

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The Jazz of Innovation




To jazz up your ability to innovate, turn to jazz – create a clear guiding structure, establish creative chaos environment within this structure to liberate people and trigger accidental discoveries, and encourage improvisation.

The flexible improvisation-driven model for innovation project management doesn’t discard structure, just as there is a clear structure to good jazz. In innovation, this structure is created through roadmaps, guiding principles, business processes, systems and organizational charts. Strategic planning and road-mapping processes cannot guarantee brilliant flashes of creative insight, but they can prepare minds and increase the odds that such flashes occur in real time. Thus structure, as chords do in jazz, serves as a basis for improvisation, experimentations, discoveries and innovation.



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