Innovation and Creativity Spark Your Imagination!
Hello and a warm welcome to Innovation Creativity. My name is Martin and my goal is for this site to be a definitive guide to all things related to innovation, invention, ideas, and creativity.
I first gained an interest in innovation and the input to innovation which is creativity in 2003 while completing my Master’s degree in business administration at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Since that point, I have continued to research and further my learning in the innovation and creativity field.
My intention is to use this site as a means to share my knowledge and understanding with others who have similar interests in innovation and creativity.
What’s The Difference
There often tends to be confusion between innovation and creativity. Innovation is basically the ability to make new things actually happen and creativity is the ability to have original ideas / see a different way of doing something.
Creativity is the thinking, innovation is the implementation.
Being innovative in your day-to-day working life is a sure way to excel and promote your career on a fast track forward.
Continuing with the status quo may feel like a safe option, but in the long run, it will turn out to be riskier than getting out there and trying new things or creating new products, approaches, processes or services.
If you don’t make the changes then you can be sure that someone else will and that someone else can soon take the lead via their innovative approach.
Another good reason for innovation creativity is that people are often in their element when being creative or implementing creative ideas. Time flies by, you will feel like there are not enough hours in the day, you will have vast amounts of energy and you will be jumping out of bed in the morning in order to get to work on your innovative project.
My hope is that this site may assist you in being more creative and help you in gaining more understanding of the innovation process.
To get started and learn more about innovation and creativity please use the links on the navigation bar to the left to find more about creativity and innovation.
I hope you find this site useful and good luck with all of your current and future innovation creativity projects.
My Other Sites
One of my other interests and passions is leadership and personal development. If you’d like to learn more about leadership and development then please visit: leadership-and-development
As far as my general day job is concerned, I love developing web-based software solutions. To fully pursue my passion I set up a cloud-based software company with two friends of mine… Objitec Ltd. If you need any software developing for your organization then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me so we can discuss your requirements further.
Our core Objitec product is an online booking and membership site called PlanIt-BookIt. Please take a look and let me know what you think.
Latest Blog Posts
The latest blog posts are detailed below…
Article by: Vic Womersley and Natalie Abemayor The modern workplace is changing thanks to the adoption of new technologies and flexible working hours. Additionally, a sharper focus on safety, inclusion, and innovation is helping companies attract top talent. Imagine, for example, that your business centers around manufacturing different products. If your team works alongside autonomous […]
Business model innovation is the creation, reinvention, or enhancement of a business model (describes the logic and principles that a firm uses to generate revenue) so that it satisfies customer needs (value proposition) in a new, changed, or different way. Henry Chesbrough and Richard S. Rosenbloom from Havard Business School put forward an excellent definition […]
Innovation is currently perceived to be one of the greatest contributors to increasing organizational value. A famous quote by Christopher Freeman emphasizes this fact: “…not to innovate is to die.”Innovation is about the successful exploitation of new ideas and it is essential for sustained competitiveness and wealth creation. Companies that innovate generally stay ahead […]
To improve your thinking power it helps to know a little about cognitive science. With recent discoveries in this field scientists are now re-naming what was always referred to as “short-term-memory” to “working memory”?The working memory is a kind of blackboard where computations and results are calculated for later use, anything deemed not relevant to […]
Supply chain innovation can make a difference in gaining or losing customers. Supply chain operations are often behind-the-scenes activities but they have a big influence on an organization’s overall competitiveness. To remain competitive companies are always striving to reduce defects in products and processes, reduce cycle times, reduce wait times, improve customer service, increase […]
A shared vision is a view of some future state that is agreed upon and shared by others. It is useful when managing change and when you have people who are initially resistant to change. It can also be described as a shared mental model of a future state of a product, process, group, or […]
Overcoming resistance to change can be key where innovations are concerned. For example, a new web-based software system to enable employees to book their own flights, car rentals and hotels might be seen as a threat to the travel booking department and it may be seen as additional unnecessary work that people simply don’t have […]
Process innovation can be just as important as product innovation. We are all aware of everyday product innovations such as those in the latest flat-screen televisions, computer displays, or cell phones.Often we are not so aware of the innovations to processes that take place in order to reduce the unit production costs of such products.Innovations […]