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CHART OF THE DAY: Remember Google Wave? Blogging Innovation » The Nine Innovation Roles. I’m seeing an increasing number of articles about innovation personalities and the like, and I’m a firm believer that it’s not personalities that matter so much when it comes to innovation, it’s the roles that we play in making innovation happen (or not).

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So, I would like to add my Nine Innovation Roles to the conversation. The following is an excerpt from my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: Too often we treat people as commodities that are interchangeable and maintain the same characteristics and aptitudes. Of course, we know that people are not interchangeable, yet we continually pretend that they are anyway — to make life simpler for our reptile brain to comprehend. Deep down we know that people have different passions, skills, and potential, but even when it comes to innovation, we expect everybody to have good ideas. I’m of the opinion that all people are creative, in their own way.

Here are The Nine Innovation Roles: 1. 2. 3. The Connector does just that. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The New Arithmetic of Collaboration - Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Prasad Kaipa, Simone Ahuja - The Conversation. By Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Prasad Kaipa, Simone Ahuja | 9:18 AM November 4, 2010 Pharma giant Pfizer recently announced a $350 million partnership with Biocon, one of Asia’s leading biotechnology companies.

The New Arithmetic of Collaboration - Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Prasad Kaipa, Simone Ahuja - The Conversation

The deal gives Pfizer the exclusive rights to commercialize Biocon’s biosimilar versions of insulin. (For full disclosure: Dr. Prasad Kaipa, one of the authors, headed up the Biocon Cell for Innovation Management at the Indian School of Business till April 2010) Pfizer is racing against time. Pfizer, however, recognized that implementing more with less for more requires smart collaboration. By combining their respective core competencies, Pfizer and Biocon are hoping to first shape a whole new global market for biosimilar insulin products and then jointly capture the resulting opportunities with the belief that the rising tide will lift all boats — yes, even their competitors’ boats.

Rung 1: Accidental engagement (1+1 < 2). Rung 2: Transactional cooperation (1+1 = 2). Roles on a Team and How They Apply to the Enterprise. What Giving Gets You at the Office - Shawn Achor. By Shawn Achor | 3:00 PM July 27, 2011 The greatest metric for predicting job satisfaction and engagement is the social support perceived by the employee.

What Giving Gets You at the Office - Shawn Achor

And job satisfaction and engagement directly correlate with productivity. So the best and fastest way to more connected and therefore more productive is to receive more social support from others at work, right? Not so fast. Some of the greatest discoveries in psychology occur when we decide to ask questions in a different way. I had already found that social support was incredibly important. We put warning labels on smoking packs; maybe we should put warnings on companies that have low social support. Since social support is crucial if you want to raise your brain’s happiness or productivity, we set out to test the amount of support you feel in your life.

So what’s the problem? The past two decades of research on social support has mistakenly focused on how much social support you receive, not how much social support you provide. Google Apps Marketplace: 6 Great Apps to Try Now. Last night at its Campfire One event, Google officially launched the Google Apps Marketplace.

Google Apps Marketplace: 6 Great Apps to Try Now

The Google Apps Marketplace offers third-party developers and services a way to integrate directly with the Google Apps platform and sell that integration at whatever price point they choose. This is a huge win for the cloud because it finally allows other cloud services to tap into some of Google's APIs for things like Gmail and Google Docs at a much deeper level, which can benefit their own customers, as well as offering additional value to Google Apps itself. Although the launch was yesterday, many companies and developers have been preparing for this event for quite some time and a number of very cool and useful apps are already available in the Marketplace. Here are just a few that stand out to us. 1. Zoho and Google Apps actually offer a lot of the same services: hosted email, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools, wikis, chat, etc. How to Calculate the ROI of Enterprise 2.0.

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