- when making decisions about your education and training,
- when considering ideas you wake up with in the morning, or ideas coming to you on a walk, or in a meeting with your business partners,
- when your view differs from everything you have heard so far,
- when you cannot understand why others cannot understand your view.
|Source: InCo movement, 2013|
The key messages of this new insight are as follows (Figure 1):
- inspiration comes from the realm of unconsciousness (other sources can result from the rational approaches, e.g. analysis),
- intuition is our inherent means for connecting to our unconscious,
- one's unconscious contains all acquired knowledge, experience, genetic memory, impulses from the current environment and elements of the collective/planetary/cosmic consciousness,
- inspiration depends on one's openness to diversity, change, novelty, etc.,
- one's openness to inspiration can be enhanced through removal of emotional, spiritual, energy and physical blocks, by consciously improving the receptiveness of one's senses and by developing a complete presence in the moment,
- each step of the innovation process also contains a loop, which can be dynamically retraced back to all of the previous steps; each change in the current position influences the conditions in which we operate; each change establishes relationships and co-creates the next step; therefore, it is of key importance to maintain sensitivity to changes in our current environment at any given moment, and that we dynamically adjust our actions at every step.
|Source: InCo movement, 2013|
Further development of the model
1. The level of an individual: the content presented above strengthens the need for a systemic personal development on all six dimensions of the human through which we relate to ourselves, as well as to everything around us (Figure 2). A sustainable and systemic development of all six dimensions represents a special challenge to individuals and teams/organizations/societies. The same applies to the understanding of a multi-leveled interconnectivity of people, by creating at the same time a thrivable space that allows a release of the creative potentials of all individuals and maintaining a respectful relationships with all other members of the Planet Earth community.
3. The level of other structures: new realisations strengthen the multidimensional bonds/activities of an individual; not only with his/her intimate space, but also with all the spaces she/he moves through, works in and cohabits (geographically or at the level of the country, tribe, interest group, planet, etc.) The basic characteristics described for the individual and organizational level apply to this level as well. (Item 2). Additionally, we need to stress the relationships among various structures, which contribute to the establishment of new connections and bonds. Every structure possesses conscious and unconscious aspects through which they establish relationships with other structures, and consequently individuals as well (Figure 4).
Why such realizations are useful for the model of sustainable innovation:
Successful sustainable development of innovation ecosystems depends on at least three factors:
- a systemic approach,
- dynamic structures that ensure sustainable adaptation to and development of innovative products based on authenticity, an understanding of the needs and creating value for stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem, and the society as a whole,
- ongoing lifelong development of individuals who are co-creating the innovation ecosystem.
Practical realisation and direct use of the above findings:
- for the creation of visions (cross-structural cooperation, participative models),
- for the development of new products, services and solutions (understanding needs and behaviours, providing solutions that create value for the target customer segment),
- for planning marketing strategies (establishing an open and direct connection to the market niches, understanding actual needs, communicating information in a form that is understandable to the market niche),
- for the selection of teams (understanding the multidimensionality of individuals and searching for the winning team),
- for establishing a relationship with suppliers of knowledge, materials, intermediate products, etc. (for better understanding of the common mission and of the market needs we are addressing),
- for shaping individual identities and understanding the direct and indirect consequences of our actions.
How can we cooperate
- 2013 IEEE International Technology Management Conference & 19th ICE Conference, The Netherlands, June 2013
- International Conference of Systems Science and Systems Thinking, Vietnam, July 2013
- 2013 International Conference on Social Environmental Education for an Emerging Eco-Civilization, Taiwan, July 2013
- Challenge:Future Summit 2013, Bled, September 2013
- Netfork Akademija, Ljubljana, October 2013
- BIN@Brazil, Brazil, November 2013