Awakening 1 - The Color of Innovation will be Red
Switch 3D - Battle of the Smarts
At this moment we are taking one of our biggest steps in evolution. We are leaving an age of information shortage (2D-Age) and are entering the age of information luxury (3D-Age).
At the same time we are also entering an age of conflicts. Conflicts between people who never experienced the power of learning and working in the groove with their talents (2D-Smarts) and people who have tasted their potential the moment they learned and worked in the groove with who they are (3D-Smarts).
During this module participants will be confronted with the impact of this step in our evolution. Organizations can only survive if executives and managers are able to embrace the passion and talents of people working for their organization. They have to accept the consequences and destroy the processes that disabled people to work and learn in flow with their talents.
Accept the reality of the battle between 2D-Smarts and 3D-Smarts.
Accept the 2D-Unintented (negative) Consequences of information shortage on education and work. We have to disrupt the systems of the past to free us for the future.
3D-Smarts do 3D-Smarting
The moment people start learning and working in the groove with their passion and talents they transform into 3D-Smarts. Based on their passion to suffer they will discover the potential and value of their talents and will do everything that is needed to be able to learn and act in the groove with these talents.
Managers and executives have to understand this natural potential of people. If they lack the passion and talents to understand and embrace this new paradigm for learning and competence development they will never be able to develop ‘Engines of Innovation’.
Accept the potential of Passion for Talents.
Accept real (physical) learning and the need for Social Validation of Competences.
Understand the dramatic impact of Jeff’s Law (Electricity of Learning) on education, training and development.
Accept the power of ‘gamification’ on motivation for learning and working.
Accept the end of diplomas, function descriptions and pension age.
The ‘Power Defect’
3D-Smarting is responsible for an incredible increase in the number of disruptive products and services entering the market. This dramatic increase in disruptive innovation power not only destructs the balance of power of old and new organizations but also the power of 2D-Smarts.
Most organizations are struggling for survival. And yet, even if we realize and understand the need to adapt, we fail to make the transition to this new step in our evolution as smoothly as possible.
The ‘Power Defect’ will bring understanding why organizations fail to adapt. Too much power is in the hands of people who lack the needed passion and talents to make a difference. This defect makes the development of newly needed competences too slow or impossible. It will cause organizations to fail because of incompetent employees, managers and executives. The handover of work to the best fitted is broken.
The ‘Power Defect’ is the most deadly organizational killer we know. If managers and executives fail to understand and accept the consequences of the ‘Power Defect’ it will be impossible to change the culture of their organization in order to survive.
Accept the real meaning of the word ‘Competence’.
Accept the destructive power of the ‘Power Defect’.
Accept the existence of the ‘Power Defect’ in your organization.
Accept the need for solving the ‘Power Defect’.
Accept the need for a dramatic disruption in employment. We will shift from employment based on discipline and intelligence (diplomas & function descriptions) to employment based on passion and talent (competence playlists & roles).
Red Monkey Innovation Management
Embracing 3D-Smarting and solving the ‘Power Defect’ should be on the agenda for every executive team. Without solving these challenges, survival in this age of information luxury and disruptive innovation will be impossible.
Red Monkey Innovation Management is developed as a solution for these challenges. It embraces the power of passion and talents of 3D-Smarts, it eliminates the ‘Power Defect’ within management (managers and executives), boosts the learning power of your organization and embeds agile and disruptive innovation in the culture of your organization. The only thing you need is a CEO with the passion, the talents and the authority to make it happen (supported by a minimum of 3D-Passionate and Talented Executives). If that is not the case, it will be nearly impossible.
Accept Red Monkey Innovation Management as foundation for culture innovation.
Accept the consequences of Red Monkey Innovation Management on employment of employees, managers and executives.
Accept the challenges of embedding Red Monkey Innovation Management in your organizational culture.
Accept the disruptive impact on Management Style and Executive Style.
Accept the need for a strategy and a toolkit to make it happen.
Accept the concept of ‘Organic but Agile Disruption’.
In order to embed Red Monkey Innovation Management we have to embed a Management Style that boost agility (Managers are heroes) and an Executive Style that embeds disruption in the portfolio of your organization (Organizations are Jungles).
Awakening 2 - Managers are Heroes
Leaving the age of 2D-Managers
One of the biggest failures in organizational development is keeping your management style synchronized with evolution.
This part of the awakening will focus on the evolution of 2D-Management Styles in a 2D-Period of information shortage and continuous improvement. Even in this relative calm period it took ages to embrace the passion and talents of people. Organizational development was always one or more steps behind reality.
Today we are facing a dramatic disruption in Management Style. Not every 2D-Manager has the needed Passion and Talents to become a 3D-Manager. We have to face the ‘Power Defect’ in management in order to built teams that are able to be agile in a world of ever changing needs for different passion and talents in a team.
Accept the failure of 2D-Management Development.
Accept the end of a 2D-Management Style (including self-directed teams).
Accept the Power Defect in Management.
Accept the need for disruption in management and accept the consequences.
Accept the value of a ‘manager’.
Entering the age of 3D-Managers
A manager is a 3D-Smart with the passion and talents to get things done in this ever changing 3D-Age.
Executives have to understand that we are entering the next step in our evolution where we have to reinstate the position of managers. We need 3D-Managers who are professionals in creating dynamic teams with the right 3D-Smarts at the right moment. Without this 3D-Management Style it will be impossible to develop agile Red Monkey Innovation Management. Your organization will be too slow in disruptive creative entrepreneurship.
Accept the the need for 3D-Managers.
Accept that not every 2D-Manager will be able to become a 3D-Manager.
Accept the Engine of Innovation Compass for casting, development and supporting 3D-Managers.
Accept the Engine of Innovation Competence Playlist for 3D-Managers.
Accept the consequences of embracing the 3D-Management Style. It will disrupt the employment of 2D-Managers.
The Engine of Innovation Agility Matrix
In order to develop a 3D-Management Style we developed the EOI Agility Matrix. With this holistic tool we connect all the actions to be taken to install a 3D-Management Style in your organization.
During this part you will be able to taste the potential of this Engine of Innovation Development Tool.
Accept the art of 3D-Visioning, 3D-Casting, 3D-Learning, 3D-Investing and the impact on Personal Development, Management Development and Supporting Processes.
Accept the EOI Agility Matrix as a framework for EOI Tuning Projects (transformation projects that will boost the power of your Engine of Innovation).
Play the EOI Agility Matrix Game to understand the scope and disruptive impact of EOI Tuning Projects on your organizational culture.
Accept the disruptive nature of the EOI Agility Matrix.
Awakening 3 - Organizations are Jungles
Entering the age of 3D-Executives
3D-Managers succeed in creating agile teams with the right 3D-Smarts at the right moment. They bring passion to suffer to a team to bring out the best from talented 3D-Smarts.
3D-Executives are responsible for the development of the portfolio of their organization. They are 3D-Creative Entrepreneurs that have the passion and talents to embed disruptive and agile Red Monkey Innovation Management in the portfolio of their organization. They embrace 3D-Managers to bring agility in the renewal of their portfolio.
They embrace a 3D-Executive Style by bringing into the culture of their organization. They are 3D-Creative Entrepreneurs that embrace 3D-Management Style to bring agility in the renewal their portfolio.
Accept the the need for 3D-Executives.
Accept the EOI Portfolio Compass to develop 3D-Missioning, 3D-Inspiration, 3D-Incubation and 3D-Operation.
Accept that not every 2D-Executive will be able to become a 3D-Executive.
Accept the consequences of embracing the 3D-Executive Style. It will disrupt the employment of 2D-Executives.
Accept the need for Open Business Innovation powered by Red Monkey Innovation Management.
The Engine of Innovation Portfolio Matrix
In order to develop a 3D-Executive Style we developed the EOI Portfolio Matrix. With this holistic tool we connect all the actions to be taken to install a 3D-Executive Style in your organization.
During this part you will be able to taste the potential of this Engine of Innovation Development Tool.
Accept the art of 3D-Missioning, 3D-Operation, 3D-Incubation, 3D-Operation and the impact on Partner Development, Management Development and Supporting Processes.
Accept the EOI Portfolio Matrix as a framework for EOI Tuning Projects (transformation projects that will boost the power of your Engine of Innovation).
Play the EOI Portfolio Matrix Game to understand the scope and disruptive impact of EOI Tuning Projects on your organizational culture.
Accept the disruptive nature of the EOI Portfolio Matrix.
Accept the impact of the EOI Portfolio Matrix on Open Innovation.
Awakening 4 - Rise of the Red Monkey
The Engine of Innovation Deployment Guide
If you accept the consequences of previous awakenings then only one awakening remains. What could be a strategy to disrupt the culture of an organization? How to embed Red Monkey Innovation Management by using previous insights and by using the EOI Agility Matrix and the EOI Portfolio Matrix? Where to start?
Based on 30 years of experience in organizational development and passionate system thinking, we developed the EOI Deployment Guide. This guide helps you to embed Red Monkey Innovation Management by using 3 EOI Deployment Tools.
EOI Mission Boxing
This is an executive game. The EOI Mission Box brings the power of the EOI Portfolio Matrix and the EOI Agity Matrix together in one metaphor or EOI Tool. CEO’s are responsible for starting an Engine of Innovation Culture Innovation Process by giving the right Executives the authority to disrupt the culture of their business unit.
This happens by handing over an EOI Mission Box to these Executives. It makes them visible for the organization. Business Innovation powered by EOI Culture Innovation starts organic. It starts with a coalition of the EOI Willing. It starts with actions taken by the CEO or Owners.
In order to keep course we developed the Engine of Innovation Tuning Compass. This compass not only gives direction for EOI Culture Innovation but can also be used to measure your progress in 8 EOI Tuning Areas. These areas match the 8 EOI Tuning Areas of the EOI Agility and Portfolio Matrix.
Executives that go for EOI Culture Innovation are aware that EOI Culture Innovation has to result in business results. For this reason they correlate the outcome of EOI Culture Innovation with a Business Innovation Dashboard that visualizes ‘Business Innovation powered by EOI Culture Innovation’. They create passion to innovate within their part of the organization. They create an EOI Dashboard.
The bottom line of EOI Culture Innovation is EOI Steps. EOI Steps is a Culture Innovation Program that brings order to culture innovation. It is a structured process to change the culture of organization. It can only be started in organizations that embrace EOI Mission Boxing and EOI Dasboarding. It can only be started in organizations that have the bravery to embed Red Monkey Innovation Management in their organization.
Accept the need for a coalition of the EOI Willing. Never start an EOI Culture Innovation process without support of the CEO and sufficient executives that embrace the EOI Mindset.
Play the game of EOI Mission Boxing to given engagement for EOI Culture Innovation a face.
Develop an EOI Dashboard to correlate the impact of EOI Tuning Projects on the culture of your organization an its business results.
Embrace EOI Stepping as a transformation process to bring order in Culture Innovation.
Embrace Open EOI Culture Innovation to embed Open Business Innovation in your culture.
Embrace EOI Home Stepping were 3D-Smarts, 3D-Managers and 3D-Executives are encouraged to become EOI Experts in developing and running EOI Stepping Programs. Only organizations that succeed in EOI Home Stepping prove that EOI Culture Innovation became embedded in their culture. A place that supports a Rise of the Red Monkeys.