The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation

A Collection of Readings

Author: Ralph Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 731

View: 7380

Organisations competing in today's rapidly changing technological markets are faced with the challenges of 'dualism'-- operating efficiently in the present while innovating effectively for the future. Managers and leaders within these organisations not only have to focus on current market success and profitability, but they must also introduce the next generation of technical advances, product attributes, or service features that will sustain and even augment their continuing global competitiveness.The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation 2e provides a variety of approaches and perspectives on issues critical to the effective leadership of technical professionals and cross-functional teams throughout the innovation process. The second edition has been updated throughout and features more than twenty articles new to this editionThe articles feature researchers and practitioners who present their thoughts and ideas about the complex interplay between the specialised knowledge and skills of creative professionals and the realistic pressures and constraints required by successful business organisations The text is organised into seven sections that cover such topics as: motivating professionals, measuring productivity, organising and leading cross-functional development teams, enhancing creativity and decision-making, developing human resource capabilities, building and maintaining innovative climates, managing lead users for new product innovation, and using technology as a strategic resourceThe Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation 2ed, provides a unique collection of articles that increase the sensitivity and understanding of individuals who are managing or influencing innovation and change processes within organisations. It also offers practising managers and staff professionals new ideas, tools, and insights for problem-solving, organising, and functioning more effectivelyProvides a comprehensive and insightful picture of the issues critical to effective management throughout the innovation process Covers a broad range of topics incorporated into seven key sections Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on how organisational managers, project teams, or individual professionals deal with problems related to the management of technologyContents:I: The Motivation and Leadership of Technical ProfessionalsThe Motivation of Professionals (Chapters 1-3)The Management of Creativity in Organizations (Chapters 4-7)The Transition for Technical Specialist to Managerial Leader (Chapters 8-10)II: The Management of Innovative Groups and Project TeamsThe Management of High-Performing Technical Teams (Chapters 11-13)The Management of Cross-Functional Groups and Project Teams (Chapters 14-15)Managing Organizational Roles and Structures in Project Groups (Chapters 16-18)III: Leadership Roles in the Innovation ProcessFormal Problem-Solving Roles in Leading Innovation (Chapters 19-21)Informal Critical Roles in Leading Innovation (Chapters 22-24)IV: Managing Knowledge Work Within Innovative OrganizationsManaging Technical Communications and Technology Transfer (Chapters 25-28)Managing Performance and Productivity in Technical Groups and Organizational Settings (Chapters 29-32)V: Managing Innovative Climates in OrganizationsCreating Innovative Climates (Chapters 33-36)Maintaining Innovative Climates (Chapters 37-40)VI: The Management of Organizational Processes for InnovationDecision-Making Processes (Chapters 41-43)Organizational Practices, Policies, and Rewards (Chapters 44-46)Managing Across Functions for Rapid Product Development (Chapters 47-49)VII: Managing the Innovation Process in OrganizationsManaging the Cross-Functional Relationships to Enhance New Product Development (Chapters 50-52)Managing User Innovation for New Product Development (Chapters 53-54)Organizational Frameworks for Innovation and New Product Development (Chapters 55-58)Index

The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation

A Collection of Readings

Author: Ralph Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 731

View: 7360

Designed for courses within MBA engineering and executive education programmes, this book provides a variety of approaches and perspectives on issues critical to the effective leadership of technical professionals and cross-functional teams throughout the innovation process. Updated throughout, the second edition's articles cover such topics as motivating professionals, measuring productivity, organizing and leading cross-functional development teams, enhancing creativity, developing human resource capabilities,and using technology as a strategic resource. These articles represent the thoughts and ideas of researchers and practitioners seeking a richer understanding of the complex interplay between the specialized knowledge and skills of creative professionals and the realistic pressures and constraints required by successful business organizations.

The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation

A Collection of Readings

Author: Ralph Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195096941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 618

View: 6090

Designed for courses within business, engineering, and executive education programs, The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation provides a variety of approaches and perspectives on issues critical to the effective leadership of technical professionals and crossfunctional teams throughout the innovation process. The articles represent the thoughts and ideas of researchers and practitioners seeking a richer understanding of the complex interplay between the specialized knowledge and skills of creative professionals and the realistic pressures and constraints of successful business organizations. Organized into six sections comprising 17 chapters, this text consists of 15 new and 36 previously published articles that cover topics such as motivating professionals, measuring productivity, organizing and leading crossfunctional development teams, enhancing creativity, developing human resource capabilities, and using technology as a strategic resource. It can be used for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses as well as organizational workshops and seminars that focus primarily on how managers, individual professionals, project teams, and functional groups deal with problems and issues related to the management of technology-based innovation. The collection can also be used as a complementary text for any course that emphasizes product, process, organizational, or technological innovation.

Managing Strategic Innovation and Change

A Collection of Readings

Author: Michael Tushman,Philip Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195135787

Category: Education

Page: 635

View: 4935

Like the first edition, published by OUP in 1997, Managing Strategic Change and Innovation, Second Edition is designed for MBAs and practising managers and provides a framework for thinking about how technologies evolve and drive the need for organisational change and adaption. The editors, two acknowledged leaders in the field of management strategy, draw from a variety of disciplines and show the links between innovation, organisational competencies, organizational architectures, executive teams, and managing change.This book is intended primarily as for use in management courses that focus on technological innovation and change. This second edition again consists of both previously published articles and many new articles. Its structure is built around organisational architecture, executive teams, and managing change. Both editors teach at top business schools The first edition was extremely successful, selling over 10,000 copies Contains many new articles, distinct from the first edition This edition is a companion to Katz: The Human Side of Managing Technological Change 2ed (0195135318)Contents:I. Introduction and OverviewInnovation Streams, Organization Designs, and Organizational EvolutionCapabilities, Cognition, and Inertia: Evidence from Digital ImagingII. Innovation Over Time and in Historical Context Technology CyclesManaging Through Cycles of Technological ChangeTechnological Discontinuities and Flexible Production Networks: The Case of Switzerland and the World Watch IndustryDiscontinuous Innovation, Disruptive Technology, and Technological SubstitutionGunfire at Sea: A Case Study of InnovationCustomer Power, Strategic Investment, and the Failure of Leading FirmsArchitectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and the Failure of Existing FirmsThe Dynamics of Standing Still: Firestone Tire and Rubber and the Radial Revolution Domiant DesignsThe Panda's Thumb of TechnologyThe Art of Standards WarsManaging in an Age of ModularityEra of Incremental ChangeNobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process ImprovementTailoring Process Management to Situational Requirements: Beyond the Control and Exploration DichotomyIII. Organization Architectures and Managing InnovationManagerial Problem Solving: A Congruence ApproachBuilding Your Company's VisionManaging Professional Careers: The Influence of Job Longevity and Group AgeStrong Cultures and Innovation: Oxymoron or OpportunityUnderstanding Power in OrganizationsThe Weird Rules of CreativityThe Ambidextrous Organization: Managing Evolutionary and Revolutionary ChangeCore Capabilities and Core Rigidities: A Paradox in Managing New Product DevelopmentIV. Innovation and Business StrategyDynamic Capabilities and Strategic ManagementStrategy, Value Innovation, and the Knowledge EconomyCrafting RandD Project PortfoliosV. Knowledge, Learning, and Intellectual CapitalMaking the Most of Your Company's Knowledge: A Strategic FrameworkCrisis Construction and Organizational Learning: Capability Building in Catching-up at Hyundai MotorLearning From Collaboration: Knowledge and Networks in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical IndustriesOrganizing KnowledgeVI. Managing Linkages, Cross-Functional LinkagesOrganizing and Leading 'Heavyweight' Development TeamsMaking Teamwork Work: Boundary Management in Product Development TeamsOrganizational LinkagesStrategic LinkingCoevolving: At Last a Way to Make Synergies WorkStrategies for Managing Internal CompetitionExtra-Organizational Linkages and VenturingTechnology Brokering and Innovation in a Product Development FirmInvolving Suppliers in New Product DevelopmentCreating New Ventures from Bell Labs TechnologiesVII. Executive Leadership and Managing Innovation and ChangeConvergence and Upheaval: Managing the Unsteady Pace of Organizational EvolutionTime Pacing: Competing in Markets that Won't Stand StillImplementing New Designs: Managing Organizational ChangeBeyond the Charismatic Leader: Leadership and Organizational ChangeStrategy as Vector and the Inertia of Coevolutionary Lock-inChange in the Presence of Fit: The Rise, the Fall, and the Renaissance of Liz Claiborne

Design Thinking

Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value

Author: Thomas Lockwood

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581157347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4503

This thought-provoking and inspirational book covers such topics as: developing a solid creative process through “Visual Reflection Notebooks” and “Bring Play to Work”; understanding the artist’s unique identity in relation to the larger culture; building systems of support and collaboration; explaining how an artist’s needs and passions can lead to innovation and authenticity; using language to inspire visual creativity; responding to the Internet and changing concepts of what is public and private; and accepting digression as a creative necessity. Through the exercises and techniques outlined in Art Without Compromise*, the reader will develop new confidence to pursue individual goals and inspiration to explore new paths, along with motivation to overcome creative blocks. With a revised understanding of the relevance in their own work within the sphere of contemporary culture, the artist will come away with a clearer perspective on his or her past and future work and a critical eye for personal authenticity.

The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication

Author: James G. Paradis,Muriel L. Zimmerman,Muriel Zimmerman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262661270

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 3055

A second edition of a popular guide to scientific and technical communication, updated to reflect recent changes in computer technology. This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication, including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources. The documents covered include memos, letters, proposals, progress reports, other types of reports, journal articles, oral presentations, instructions, and CVs and resumes. Throughout, the authors provide realistic examples from actual documents and situations. The materials, drawn from the authors' experience teaching scientific and technical communication, bridge the gap between the university novice and the seasoned professional. In the five years since the first edition was published, communication practices have been transformed by computer technology. Today, most correspondence is transmitted electronically, proposals are submitted online, reports are distributed to clients through intranets, journal articles are written for electronic transmission, and conference presentations are posted on the Web. Every chapter of the book reflects these changes. The second edition also includes a compact Handbook of Style and Usage that provides guidelines for sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, and usage and presents many examples of strategies for improved style.

Primal Management

Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance

Author: Paul Herr

Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association

ISBN: 0814413978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 9503

A primer on dealing with hard-to-reach people in virtually every scenario, defiant executives, angry employees, families in turmoil, warring couples, through use of well-honed psychological techniques.

Information Technology Risk Management in Enterprise Environments

A Review of Industry Practices and a Practical Guide to Risk Management Teams

Author: Jake Kouns,Daniel Minoli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118211618

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 6300

Discusses all types of corporate risks and practical means of defending against them. Security is currently identified as a critical area of Information Technology management by a majority of government, commercial, and industrial organizations. Offers an effective risk management program, which is the most critical function of an information security program.

Humanity Works

Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future

Author: Alexandra Levit

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749483466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 9836

The professional landscape is transforming, and the only way to maintain competitive advantage is to maximize the unique skills of your workforce. In Humanity Works, bestselling author, global workplace consultant and futurist Alexandra Levit provides a guide to making the most of the human traits of creativity, judgement, problem solving and interpersonal sensitivity. Revealing what the 'robot takeover' will really look like, how talent and machines can work side by side and how you can make organizational structures more agile and innovation focused, this book will prepare you to lead organizations of the future. Humanity Works doesn't just explain the fascinating trends of the future of work; it condenses cutting-edge academic and business thinking to show what you can do about the future right now. Original, real-life case studies including Nestle, The Washington Post, Deloitte, and Pepsi combined with exercises and workplace tools will equip you for staying innovative and successful in the wake of major workplace disruption. Everything hinges on capturing the human edge in your organization.

How Breakthroughs Happen

The Surprising Truth about how Companies Innovate

Author: Andrew Hargadon

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781578519040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 9485

Dispelling the myth that innovation is invention & revolution, this text argues that innovators past & present have employed a strategy of technology brokering to source, develop & exploit new ideas. It provides a clear set of recommendations for managing the innovation process in organizations.

The Fearless Organization

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Author: Amy C. Edmondson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119477247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5239

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy Psychological Safety at Work: How to Ensure Learning and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance Create a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance. Fertilize creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. Psychological Safety at Work: How to Ensure Learning and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy helps you bring about this most critical transformation.

Democratizing Innovation

Author: Eric von Hippel

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262002744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 3772

The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and public policy.

The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future

Author: Sheila Jasanoff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253856

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 4497

We live in a world increasingly governed by technology—but to what end? Technology rules us as much as laws do. It shapes the legal, social, and ethical environments in which we act. Every time we cross a street, drive a car, or go to the doctor, we submit to the silent power of technology. Yet, much of the time, the influence of technology on our lives goes unchallenged by citizens and our elected representatives. In The Ethics of Invention, renowned scholar Sheila Jasanoff dissects the ways in which we delegate power to technological systems and asks how we might regain control. Our embrace of novel technological pathways, Jasanoff shows, leads to a complex interplay among technology, ethics, and human rights. Inventions like pesticides or GMOs can reduce hunger but can also cause unexpected harm to people and the environment. Often, as in the case of CFCs creating a hole in the ozone layer, it takes decades before we even realize that any damage has been done. Advances in biotechnology, from GMOs to gene editing, have given us tools to tinker with life itself, leading some to worry that human dignity and even human nature are under threat. But despite many reasons for caution, we continue to march heedlessly into ethically troubled waters. As Jasanoff ranges across these and other themes, she challenges the common assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. Technology, she masterfully demonstrates, can warp the meaning of democracy and citizenship unless we carefully consider how to direct its power rather than let ourselves be shaped by it. The Ethics of Invention makes a bold argument for a future in which societies work together—in open, democratic dialogue—to debate not only the perils but even more the promises of technology.

The Right Kind of Crazy

A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-stakes Innovation

Author: Adam Steltzner,William Patrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591846927


Page: 246

View: 9074

Adam Steltzner is no ordinary engineer. His path to leadership was about as unlikely as they come. A child of beatnik parents, he barely made it through school. He blew off college in favour of work at a health food store and playing bass in a band, but after discovering an astonishing gift for maths and physics, he ended up helping a group of scientists land the heaviest rover in the history of space exploration on Mars. This is the story of the teamwork, drama and extraordinary feats of innovation at the Jet Propulsion Lab that culminated in that landing in 2012.

The guru guide

the best ideas of the top management thinkers

Author: Joseph H. Boyett,Jimmie T. Boyett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

View: 1950

Examines the core business theories and principles of such management theorists as Peter Drucker, Margaret Wheatley, Stephen Covey, and Tom Peters

Communicating The New

Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation

Author: Kim Erwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417615

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 9356

"Communicating radical innovation is very different from discussing marginal change. Erwin's book provides a serious analysis of why, in this era of VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity—we need to change our individual and organizational modes of communication. Erwin then provides a series of concrete, practical communication methodologies that we so need. Communicating the New is a book that needs to be offered in all of our best business-school classes." —Bruce Nussbaum, author of Creative Intelligence, former assistant managing editor for BusinessWeek, and Professor of Innovation & Design at Parsons The New School of Design "One of the main problems with executing innovation in organizations is also one of the least obvious. Communicating The New reminds us about an often neglected but crucial part in the innovation process. Applying the principles contained in this book will increase your chances for innovation success, both inside your company—overcoming organizational barriers, as well as outside—convincing your customers. This is an essential read for those who not only preach for improving the current state of things, but more important to those responsible for executing it." —Luis Arnal, Managing Partner, INSITUM "I was hooked instantly. The names of people that I should give this book to keep building with each new chapter. Communicating the New is thorough as well as thoughtful in providing an impressive compendium of models, framework, methods, and tools for navigating the 21st-century challenges of creating The New. Finally, a useful resource to navigate the complexity of creating The New." —Clement Mok, Designer, Entrepreneur, and Instigator "Anyone who has experienced the challenge of co-creating The New and engaging enterprise audiences will find useful ways to produce insight, influence, and impact." —Paul Siebert, Director of Research + Strategy, Steelcase

The Myths of Innovation

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449399610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9593

In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world. You'll have fun while you learn: Where ideas come from The true history of history Why most people don't like ideas How great managers make ideas thrive The importance of problem finding The simple plan (new for paperback) Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google,, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it's a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas. "Sets us free to try and change the world."--Guy Kawasaki, Author of Art of The Start "Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation."--Don Norman, author of Design of Everyday Things "Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read. It's totally great."--John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) "Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation."--Scott Rosenberg, author of Dreaming in Code; cofounder of "Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own."--Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum "Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun's book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick."--Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of The Ten Faces of Innovation

Enchanted Objects

Innovation, Design, and the Future of Technology

Author: David Rose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476725640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3358

We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices--which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace--Enchanted Objects. Some believe the future will look like more of the same--more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life. Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses.

Manager's Guide to Social Media

Author: Scott Klososky

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071761535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1316

JUMP START PRODUCTIVITY, PROFITABLILITY, AND BUSINESS GROWTH WITH SOCIAL MEDIA! Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have changed everything. Some managers fear their employees will waste entire days using online social media. Smart managers, though, understand that social media is a powerful tool for engaging customers and growing their business. Manager’s Guide to Social Media is a primer on the biggest thing in business since the Internet itself, helping you successfully implement social media technologies in the workplace. Learn how to: Manage your company’s online reputation Set internal policies on the proper use of social media Build "rivers" of information to outsmart the competition Implement social tools internally to support virtual teams Forecast the next trends in social media Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Key Terms: Clear definitions of concepts and jargon Smart Managing: Tactics and strategies for managing social media in the workplace Tricks of the Trade: Insider tips for getting the most out of social media Mistake Proofing: Common pitfalls and how to avoid them Caution: Warning signs to keep an eye out for For Example: Stories and insights from the front lines of social media management Tools: Specific procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management

6th Internatioal Conference, PAKM 2006, Vienna, Austria, November 30-December 1, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Ulrich Reimer,Dimitris Karagiannis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540499997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 3381

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management, PAKM 2006, held in Vienna, Austria in November/December 2006. The 29 revised full papers address all aspects of knowledge management and their role in next-generation business solutions in perspective to business and organization sciences, cognitive science, and computer science.