Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.
1 When Collaboration Fails and How to Fix It
To promote collaboration, leaders should scale back their involvement as soon as they see evidence that team members are capable of solving problems more independently. ONA maps that show a preponderance of connections flowing through a group’s leaders or experts reveal a dysfunctional pattern that we call hub-and-spoke networks. Cultural mores that exaggerate the power differential between leaders and group members can heighten fears of failure, drive people to continually seek out validation from leaders, and stymie collaboration as a result. Paradoxically, it can also happen when servant- minded leaders “save the day” too often and team members fall into the habit of not delivering on commitments. Simple heuristics can help team members understand demand parameters and thus better assess requests.
2 The Real Difference Between Creativity and Innovation
If you’re creative, you enjoy a good challenge. You embrace change. While creativity and innovation are often used interchangeably, there are a few notable differences between the two. You can come up with new concepts on the fly.
3 The Janssen Project Takes on World’s Most Demanding Digital Trust Challenges at Linux Foundation
Digital identity starts with a connection between a person and a digital device. For organizations who cannot outsource trust, the Janssen Project strives to bring transparency, best practices and collective governance to the long-term maintenance of this important effort.
4 10 Steps for Managing Risk: OCTAVE FORTE
OCTAVE FORTE helps organizations new to risk management (i.e., nascent organizations) and organizations already familiar with risk management (i.e., mature organizations). Organizations should use enterprise risk management (ERM) principles, tools, and processes to understand and prioritize complex risks that compete for organizational resources. The SEI developed OCTAVE FORTE, a process model that helps organizations evaluate their security risks and use ERM principles to bridge the gap between executives and practitioners.
5 Focusing on innovative solutions to the world’s energy challenges
For the first time since its founding six years ago, MIT EnergyHack was run as an all-virtual event. One team from each challenge track advanced to the finals, where they pitched their solutions to a live virtual audience, company judges, and representatives from the MIT Energy Initiative and Department of Chemical Engineering. The challenges ranged from behavioral management on energy utility construction sites, to proposing business models for energy resources, to determining construction and building techniques to reduce a home’s life-cycle carbon footprint. This year, the Energy Club worked with seven companies and organizations to create problem statements for participating hackers to solve. Solutions to the challenges can be viewed on the MIT EnergyHack website.
6 Forecasting the future of cloud with OpenStack experts
Open source is now the default rather than the exception and there are many more open source collaborations now covering different areas, notably the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). OpenStack, the cloud computing platform, has proved to be a beacon of success for open source. We’ve spoken to a number of journalists and other leading experts, including the Open Infrastructure Foundation, the organisation which manages the development of the technology, to understand how OpenStack may develop in the future. While we’ve seen businesses of all sizes adopt OpenStack to embrace the cutting edge and engage with the likes of AI and containers, predicting its next steps is not such an easy question to answer. While companies can package up their own versions of OpenStack and build businesses upon this, they are also helping the common goal of improving the product as a whole.
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