Collaboration vs. Cooperation – what is the difference?

Collaboration vs. Cooperation – what is the difference?

One of the major findings in mankind’s history is realizing the value of working together. Without it we would have starved to death about 100 000 years ago because a single man going hunting is very inefficient (I know – I am a hunter). We have also seen a very...
Seven creative tensions in innovation

Seven creative tensions in innovation

In large corporations we have learned that we need to work with both Exploratory and Exploiting Ways of Working. To have this tension or bifunctionality is also called to be ambidextrous. A blogger, Tim Castelle (in Blogging Innovation), has brought up the theme of...
Failing… or shall we say learning?

Failing… or shall we say learning?

I can’t help it, but to me failing sounds so negative. And I believe you agree with me. Nobody wants to fail. Even if we have slogans like “Fail early and cheap in order to succeed sooner” we have a hurdle to overcome in accepting the word “failure” as something...
F som i förändring – några tankar på vägen

F som i förändring – några tankar på vägen

Vårt samhälle har alltid befunnit sig i ständig förändring – det är bara hastigheten som har varierat. Och nu är den definitivt både hög och ökande. För att som ledare då lyckas förbereda och styra sin organisation mot framtiden kan följande tio tankar vara till god...
Cascading Change versus Viral Change

Cascading Change versus Viral Change

A couple of years ago, I (Bengt Järrehult) was interviewed by a consultant as part of a preparation for an internal conference. When I mentioned the word “cascading” he laughed. I asked why and he said “you’re the 4th person I am interviewing, and you have all...