The Stuart Model of Innovation

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From compiling information, theory’s, and models from previous papers and research, I constructed the Stuart model of innovation. This model will incorporate a couple other models such as systems thinking, theory Y model, and some elements from both leadership ethics along with innovation team building. This paper will examine the most basic component of any business or organization, an innovative plan. Because an organization cannot even begin let along become successful without an innovative business plan. The seven tips from “Making Innovation work” are best used to show the importance of innovation strategies. When making a business plan make sure that innovation is a main part of it (Davila et. al, 2006). Apple is a great example of this rule, they have even said that their job is innovation and “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” (Steve Jobs). By starting an organization without an integrated innovation plan, over time it will be harder and harder for the organization to stay afloat (Davila et. al, 2006). A successful innovation plan has some key issues that need to be addressed. Constructing a successful innovative plan for an organization needs to focus on three aspects: problem solving (solution-focused learning), networking (inter/intra-organization networking), and staffing (both employees and management). A key component to having an innovative plan is to know how to deal with problems. Solution-focused learning (SFL) is a “Traditional approaches to problem-solving assume a cause and effect between problems and solutions” (Jackson and McKergow, 2002). The SFL focuses on: diagnosis, research, solution, implementation, and evaluation. By including a SFL into the business plan, the organization wil... ... middle of paper ... ...the Solutions Focus. In The solutions focus: The simple way to positive change (pp. 2-3). doi:1857882709 Johnson, R. A., Kast, F. E., & Rosenzweig, J. E. (1964). Systems Theory and Management. Management Science, 10(2), 367-384. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2627306 Narayanan, V. K., & O'Connor, G. C. (2010). innovation teams. In Encyclopedia of technology and innovation management. Chichester: Wiley. West, M. A., Hirst, G., Richter, A., & Shipton, H. (2004). Twelve steps to heaven: Successfully managing change through developing innovative teams. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 13(2), 269–299. Retrieved from http://www.astonod.com/attachments/library/research-papers/Twelve%20steps%20to%20heaven.pdf Douglas Mcgregor's motivational theory x theory y. (n.d.). Retrieved November 2012, from http://www.businessballs.com/mcgregor.htm
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