10 Innovation Management Dilemmas for Law Firms

For senior management of law firms, 10 innovation management dilemmas. Do you know how to address each of these dilemmas? We are giving hints, but some answers lead to more questions. Addressing these dilemmas will help you building a great and innovative law firm.

Professional Service Firms: Innovate Inside

In 2004, Suzanne Lowe, wrote in bloomberg business week a blog about innovation in professional service firms. In the blog, she outlines why it is important, and how to incentivize innovation. Now, 10 years later, her call seems even more relevant, with opportunities such as social media (LinkedIn), big data and an abundance of information. Can professional service organizations afford to wait another 10 years with innovating?

Need a Personal Coach or Personal Data?

Who needs a personal coach? Every top athlete has a coach. However, most world class musicians don’t. While every clinician should, according to Atul Gawande. What can a personal coach teach you, that you cannot learn yourself?

The New Economy of Abundant Information

Knowledge workers –lawyers, clinicians, teachers, researchers, consultants etc.- have always operated under the paradigm of knowledge scarcity. Many years of education channeled information to them, enabling each to become an expert in their respective field. Once educated, professionals share their knowledge and expertise, but at a price. What happens to their professions when information is no longer scarce, but abundantly available?

Organizing for Innovation

In this Organizing4Innovation Webinar, Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen, PhD, explains in 30 minutes what it takes to manage innovation in professional service organizations. She points out why organizing for innovation is important, what it entails and how it can be achieved.

The Learning Organization

Organizational learning is the competitive advantage of the future. New products and services can easily be copied, but the speed at which you learn and renew, cannot. Organizational learning is the cornerstone of innovation as learning allows you discover unknowns and to adapt to changes. Is yours a learning organization?

Google’s 9 Innovation Principles

Google is a fascinating company, not only for its search machine, but also for its excellence in innovation. Google has also the courage to go where no one else has gone before, such as the driver-less car. What can your firm learn from the innovation practices used by Google?

Three Issues to Consider When Looking for Innovation Management Advice

Looking for innovation management advice? Interested in setting up innovation infrastructure, or looking for ways to improve your innovation performance? Searching the internet will give you 14.7 million hits when Googling for “innovation management advice”. What to look for? There are three issues to consider when establishing or improving your innovation process and output.

A Medical Innovation Center for Every Health Care Center

Medical innovation centers are becoming increasingly popular, as a recent article in the Washington Post attests. Every health care center or system should have such a center, because it signals that the institute cares about, and works hard to provide better care for their patients. What does it take to ensure medical innovation centers contribute to improved patient care?

Idea Generation in Professional Service Organizations

The Organizing4Innovation Idea Generation Webinar explains what the idea generation phase of the innovation process entails for professional service organizations. The Idea Generation stage is the first stage of any innovation project. It is both important and time-consuming, because only during this phase do you have maximum flexibility to get your solution right. Executing changes in your concept at a later stage is more difficult and expensive. While making changes and iterations may not seem to you like progress, in terms of learning you will discover that you are in fact advancing in leaps and bounds during this phase.

What Doctors Can Learn From Each Other

Different clinicians, in different hospitals produce different results on different procedures. Stefan Larsson looks at what happens when doctors measure and share their outcomes on hip replacement surgery, for example, to see which techniques are proving the most effective. Could health care get better — and cheaper — if doctors collect such data to learn from each other and innovate?