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Innovation_and_Change - 2/24/2008 1 Innovation and Change...

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Unformatted text preview: 2/24/2008 1 Innovation and Change Kara Hahn Kara Hahn Ashley Oldham Hannah Guion-Richard Management 3303.254 Brad Fregger February 19, 2008 Whos Doing What? Ashley Organizational Innovation Hannah Organizational Decline Kara Change Tools and Techniques For Starters Organizational Innovation- The successful implementation of creative ideas in organizations. Creativity- The production of novel and useful ideas. Organizational Change- A difference in the form, quality, or condition of an organization over time. What is missing here is the definition of Innovation: "New Ideas that eventually raise the quality of life for people and our environment; often resulting in new products, services, or processes." 2/24/2008 2 Why Innovation Matters Innovation Matters Technological Innovation has been changing the way we live since the year 1900. ! 1900: Electric typewriter Airplane Chemotherapy Innovation Matters ! 1910: Artificial kidney Zipper Band-aid ! 1920: Frozen food Black & white TV Supermarkets ! 1930: Helicopter Nylon Color TV The Problem with this entire section on "Innovation Matters" is that it doesn't speak to the importance of innovation within all organizations, it leaves the impression that only "major innovation" matters. With the world changing so rapidly, every organ- ization, and every function within the organization has to be open to the potential of new products and services, as well as more effective and efficient ways of doing things. 2/24/2008 3 Innovation Matters ! 1940: Atomic bomb Bikini Credit card ! 1950: Tylenol Oral contraceptives Solar power ! 1960: Measles vaccine Soft contact lenses Bar-code scanner Innovation Matters ! 1970 Post-It notes Personal computers Laser printer ! 1980 ! 1980 Space shuttle Computer virus 3-D video games Windows software World Wide Web Cell phone network Innovation Matters ! 1990 Baboon-human liver transplant Gene for obesity discovered Cloning of an adult mammal Java ! 2000- Today Cloning of human embryo Inexpensive global positioning tracking/mapping system 2/24/2008 4 Technology Cycles Technology Cycles Technology Cycle- A cycle that begins with the birth of a new technology and ends when that technology reaches its limit and is replaced by a newer, better technology. Example: Cars replaced horse-drawn carriages and planes replaced trains for cross country travel. Technology Cycles S-Curve Pattern of Innovation- A pattern of technological innovation characterized by slow initial progress then rapid progress, and finally slow progress again as a technology matures and reaches its limit. This is an important concept for many reasons. As a manager you must be continually open to new technology that will enable your organization to operate more effectively and more efficiently....
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