Collaborative Creativity Clears Confusion In Innovation Intersections
Surprisingly collaboration requires innovative thinking, and one four stage process of deliberate creativity has a track record of simple success.
More often than not, with innovation intersections the perceived risk of using design, design thinking and breakthrough engineering efforts can cause organizations to fall back to old habits and negative reactions to change that had been built up over the years. In particular one capability via an innovation equation, P=MHA, (performance equals ability times motivation), where performance is zero if either the skill or the motivation to
use the skill is zero we find the same hurdle more often than not: if traditions are more secrecy than openness, more adversarial than co-operative, and more withholding than sharing, then no matter what the skill level, no matter what the discussion or capabilities of a team this may not be able to reach the support necessary of the firm ( even if given the chance, due to a low motivation level ) where such a low motivation can be over come. For example, if team members are thinking ” I don’t think we should use this process because I’m not sure
it will lead to success in the eyes of my members (or my hierarchy) ” or where there is not a ROI or payment that can be seen easily, then the capability to let innovation grow are stifled at the moment of growth.
However where we see specific capability to over take such issues is with Collaborative Problem Solving Through Creativity in Problem Definition and where one tools of a well proven capability via a simple two-dimensional model of Distributive-Integrative Bargaining can be applied to any tool. Yes, bargaining for the motivation of teams can be connected to relatively non-threatening and non-risky actions in organizations and which can be applied to almost any process when applied and handled integratively. It wouldn’t be normal to think that creativity, design and engineering for breakthroughs could be augmented by innovation bargaining, but in fact, it is possible.