In your e-portfolio using the three phases of reflective thinking, where in your workplace have you demonstrated innovation or creativity?
Please watch the following clip by Ken Robinson and answer did you grow out of creativity or not?
Ken Robinson | Do Schools kill creativity | 19.24 mins
So we have spoken a bit about innovation and creativity but we also need to cover off on disruptive innovation. Wikipedia defines disruptive innovation as “an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading firms, products and alliances”. A couple of examples of disruptive innovation are Uber and AirBnB. The following clip provides a case study of Uber and AirBnB.
Discovery 15: Disruptive Technology Panel: Uber & AirBnB Case Study | stop at 23 mins
An organization that has a culture of innovation will leverage off that to gain competitive advantage. The management text defines competitive advantage as “anything that a firm does especially well compared to rival firms” (Schermerhorn et al. 2017). Competitive advantage is key component to the survival of any organisation but how does an organisation go about developing competitive advantage? Please watch the following clip that provides some insight into developing competitive advantage.
How to Develop Competitive Advantage | 3.30 mins
Please watch this clip by Professor Julian Birkinshaw who outlines how competitive advantage has changed from the industrial era to the knowledge era and beyond.
The changing sources of competitive advantage | 15.18 mins
Creating competitive advantage is not just for the private sector, please watch the following interview with Donna Bain, CEO of Self Help workplace
Please proceed to the series of Donna Bain interviews