Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Innovation as fundation, design as value creation

Yesterday was one of those inspiring days when energies were floating freely and enriching all participants… We were working on a new edition of the TV show “Business Rhythms”, Power of Business Innovation (co production of Mediade, Vibacom and TV PIKA) about Adria Mobil, one of the most inspiring pillars of Slovenian economy. Managers we talked to proved one more time that besides knowledge, experiences and luck, passion is the one that makes a difference. The combination of all of them makes Adria Mobil such a special business ecosystem. The final remarks of Mr. Bruno Korelič, former director general of Port of Koper: “When thinking about the business success and sustainable growth, think about people, people, and again about people”, just made the whole day really special. And as always, where is success there are innovations. We all agreed that the primary challenge for established corporate environments is to penetrate into their collective consciousness with yet another concept, philosophy. Innovation in corporate environments is a process which differs from classic operational processes where stress was on performance and quality. Innovation process is a typical thinking process that needs a lot of cross-functional and cross-hierarchical coordination where the stress in creative ideas and their successful manifestations on the market. In today’s business environment, companies can no longer rely on performance and quality improvements to gain value add market recognition. These two factors are becoming entry point qualifiers. Only innovations, based on creative thinking, can today ensure winning position and value creation for the buyer, as well as, for the seller. And least but not last, Ladea congratulations on the successful completion of your master degree and thank your for the perfect party full of heartfelt, conscious and subconscious streams and inspiring singing…

2 comments:

Darko said...

In fact you are talking about organization’s culture. There are many individual mental models as paradigms, which form, as I call it, company’s mental model. It is so hard to leave so called comfort zone. Usually we tend to keep old models, however well known, rather than risk with new ones. They are just unknown and they can be much better than old ones, but mostly we perceive them as negative. So we are stuck with old, well known mental models. But again, interesting issue in that discussion is motivation. Why the same people in certain environments flourish and in others they just can’t make it well? What make them use theirs potentials? I think that secret lies in having those few individuals, who are leaders, who are generators of energy, ideas, and new mental models. You are right: it is about people, people, people…..

Violeta said...

I think that the cahllange of managers of teh future is really what you talk about… brake the mental patterens and move people towards the companies goals and visions… or to attract those that do not have those patterens… yet sooner or later you need tools again.. it seems that the love for the past is in our bones… and it will take much more than just few to make the movement…