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s curve innovation
a pattern of technological innovation characterized by slow initial progress, then rapid progress, and then slow progress
patterns of innovation over time that can create sustainable competitive advantage
the phase of a technology cycle characterized by technological competition and design substitution
competition between new and old technologies to establish a new technological standard or dominant design
when a new dominant design prevents a company from competitively selling its products or makes it difficult to do so
the phase of a technology cycle in which companies innovate by lowering costs and improving the functioning and performance of the dominant technological design
creative work environments
workplace cultures in which workers perceive that new ideas are welcomed, valued, and encouraged.
a psychological state of effortlessness in which you become completely absorbed in what you're doing and time seems to pass quickly
experiential approach to innovation
an approach to innovation that assumes a highly uncertain environment and uses intuition, flexible options, and hands on experience to reduce uncertainty and accelerate learning and understanding
a cycle of repetition in which a company tests a prototype of a new product or service, improves on that design, and then builds and tests the improved prototype
a full scale working model that is being tested for design, function, and reliability
compression approach to innovation
an approach to innovation that assumes that incremental innovation can be planned using a series of steps and that compressing those steps can speed up innovation
change based on incremental improvements to a dominant technological design such that the improved technology is fully backward compatible with the older technology
a large decrease in organizational performance that occurs when companies don't anticipate, recognize, neutralize, or adapt to the internal or external pressures that threaten their survival
forces that produce differences in the form, quality, or condition of an organization over time
resistance to change
opposition to change resulting from self interest, misunderstanding and distrust, and a general intolerance for change
the process used to get workers and managers to change their behavior and work processes
results driven change
change created quickly by focusing on the measurement and improvement of results
general electric workout
a three day meeting in which managers and employees from different levels and parts of an organization quickly generate and act on solutions to specific business problems
a philosophy and collection of planned change interventions designed to improve an organizations long term health and performance
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